I'm a web designer, music mixer, meditator, and mountain maven. I'm
very independent. I don't sit still for long. I try to give people
joy as much as possible, and I smile a lot. Life is short. I don't
have a TV.
What I’m doing with my life
Learning. Traveling. Expressing myself musically. Being a
supportive and enthusiastic dad. Pushing my career without hurting
anyone. Enjoying space.
I’m really good at
Not trying to control the world around me, but rather controlling
my own reaction to events and people. I'm good at puzzles, pattern
recognition, and design. Words and languages. I'm good in the
kitchen. I'm good at hiking and climbing. I'm good at
child-raising, and I'm great at living from the heart in the
present moment without getting too caught up in anything.
The first things people usually notice about me
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
David Foster Wallace, Edward Abbey, speculative fiction, Lord of
the Rings, existential philosophy, culture theory, theories of
mind, math/science history. Coen brothers films, documentaries,
non-Hollywood. Dub, reggae, trip-hop / lo-fi / downtempo, raga,
bhangra, hippie psychedelic shit, classical piano/cello/flute,
Baroque, Dixieland jazz, and anything else non-country except
bluegrass. Bluegrass is an OK version of country.
Foodwise, I like to experiment but rarely with meat. I prefer
Indian, Mediterranean, and my Italian mom's recipes. I can spend
hours obsessively cooking or baking. I make a mean crusty bread.
And pie. I make pie.
The six things I could never do without
Given food, shelter, and toilet paper:
-Joy & Laughter
-New sights & new friends
-Learning new things
-Music & art
I spend a lot of time thinking about
The future of society and the natural ecosystems that sustain
Applying the design process to my life
What my children need
How to get better at the things I love without sacrificing too much
On a typical Friday night I am
Sometimes out with friends & music, sometimes with my kids
playing games, sometimes working.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
That I almost put "my iphone" under things I could never do
You should message me if
You're ok with the Dad thing. Please don't even respond to my
messages if you're not.
Also if you have a biological clock, and it's doing anything other
than rusting, I'm the wrong guy for you.