I am: Blunt, perceptive, intellectually curious, occasionally
dandyish, hard-working, and a little vain. Driven by culture,
politics, ideas, experiences. Love a good conversation, especially
over drinks after the movie or the play or the opening. I'll do
karaoke at the drop of a hat.
What I’m doing with my life
For work: Startup tech, which puts me in a world full of fascinating organizations and ridiculous hype on a daily basis. I'm enjoying myself.
I have an artsy past that is still apparent in the life I lead today, whether you're talking about my friends, my politics, or how I spend my time.
Also: Staying open to New York and all its charms. Looking for the next experience to absorb and be changed by. Ending sentence fragments with prepositions, apparently.
The first things people usually notice about me
I'm tall, fit, and broad-shouldered. I really like conversation.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books: The Flame Alphabet, Housekeeping, The Satanic Verses, The Bloody Chamber, About a Boy, American Psycho, Alan Moore's Swamp Thing run.
Movies: This is a big one for me. I'll watch a movie at any time, and even a bad movie is worth it for me if it's at least interesting. Favorites include Mulholland Drive, Enough Said, Fish Tank, Eternal Sunshine, Mad Max: Fury Road, Morvern Callar, Michael Clayton. There are others.
TV: At one of my recent consulting gigs, there were two different people who had never watched The Wire. I didn't even know that was mathematically possible.
Others: Mad Men, Masters of Sex, Peaky Blinders, Treme. Inside Amy Schumer, Key & Peele, Bob's Burgers.
Music: Adele, James Blake, Sleater-Kinney, Pulp, Frank Ocean, Active Child. My vote for Song of the Summer is a tie between "Trap Queen" or "Can't Feel My Face".
Food: Most anything if it's done well? (Cop-out answer, I know.) I wouldn't consider myself a foodie, but I'm always open to new tastes.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
When I'm going dancing next. Race relations. Indie film. How much it says about you if you list a lot of favorites here, or none at all. Tech startups: The search for traction, the organizational experimentation, the diversity issues. My family. Whether it's time to suck it up and re-organize the apps on my phone. National and global wealth disparity. My wardrobe.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
One day, I'll be the singer in a wedding band that does R&B and
soul songs, and my life will be complete.