I dance swing and blues (and sometimes contra, and I've done contact improv and tango and ballroom and probably more). I love collaborating with the music and with my dance partner and moving to the mood of the music and playing with the interactions with my partner and hitting some moment in the music just right and being in the moment and we both know it's awesome.
I pick up people and do tricks. People climb on me and stand on my shoulders or roll around and I flip them over or a variety of other things. Or I climb up fabric strung from the ceiling and wrap and unwrap and roll and unroll and tie and tumble and spin!
I'm a big fan of Science and all sciences great and small, and especially when they show us amazing beauty and complexity in the universe. I'm attracted to big juicy data sets like the US Census or the Internet. I'm a humanist atheist with an appreciation of Buddhist mysticism and Zen ways of trained thought.
I'm a Maker. I make robots and windmills and glowing electroluminescent bike helmets and blindingly bright electric poi and doohickies. I write software from short-story little silly web toys to medium sized novels.
I'm vegetarian, liberal, monogamish, and allergic to cats.
I've grown a full beard, but I'm not sure if I'm a beard guy. I've been growing my hair long since 9th grade, and I'm pretty sure I'm a long-hair-guy, but that might come to an end someday.