I was raised in a German household and, though I grew up in the States, did not speak English when I entered Kindergarten.
I've worked and studied in several countries. The European influence is strong in this one.
I'm interested in how people and societies come together, in how they choose what to value and what to make sacrifices for, in what they choose to put into their moral code and sometimes more importantly what they leave out.
I'm interested in moral relativism, in where the line is drawn between accepting or at least tolerating cultural difference and, well, drawing the line.
I'm interested in the tenuousness of the line between good and evil. I try to build my character in such a way that I might well come out on the right side of Stanford Prison Experiment or the Milgram Experiment. Certainly I feel those put us on notice.
I like aesthetics. I like clean lines, sleek design, and the ruthless absence of clutter. I find that the little details of life are too often neglected.
Sound reason and the ability to argue according to the rules of logic are important to me. I enjoy collaborative disagreement, where the purpose is not to try to score match points but to mutually clarify thinking and develop ideas.
I have three dogs who are sweet and good and true. I hike with them several times a week.
I ride horses professionally on the side of being a lawyer who specializes in not-for-profits.
I am happy.