I'm a New England guy at heart and recently moved to Boston from SF after a 5 year series of adventures and misadventures on the wrong coast. I love creating things, spending time in good conversations, and taking in the world around me. I read voraciously, and still buy physical books from brick-and-mortar stores.
What I’m doing with my life
I work as a product manager at a tech company in Cambridge, but I'm an entrepreneur at heart. I can't see a problem without my brain trying to come up with a solution, and I'm lucky to be able to spend my time understanding problems that people are experiencing and working with really smart people to solve them.
The rest of my life is as important to me as my work. I spend a lot of my time hanging out with good friends, reading, cooking, and playing board games. I just won a home-brewing kit and am excited to give that a try.
I’m really good at
I read crazy fast, cook food that people routinely tell me is delicious, and make very tasty cocktails.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
“Picking five favorite books is like picking the five body parts you'd most like not to lose.” -- Neil Gaiman.
Books: I read a lot, across genres, and my favorites will change every time you ask me. Right now: A Place to Stand, Mornings in Jenin, The Book of Hours, The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay
Movies/TV/related media: Planet Earth, Fern Gully, Existo, Parks and Recreation, Arrested Development, Community, Sherlock, Brooklyn Nine Nine, Castle, West Wing
Music: Anything live (except most metal and bad hip hop). Lots of Indie and a bit of electronic. Recently: Iron and Wine, Nickel Creek, Stars, The National, Yelle, Bela Flek, Neon Indian, Passion Pit. I also occasionally get into phases where I listen to the terrible alt-rock of my youth.
Food: Lots of different things. I really enjoy cooking so I often just throw things together and come up with something delicious. In general, the fresher the ingredients the better, and if it is tasty I'm game.
The six things I could never do without
Good tea or coffee, books, creative outlets, music, the outdoors, a place to cook.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
How people experience things differently, in a qualitative sense.
How to live better. Metal (material not music). Brains (but not for
eating). Microbes. How little we understand about the
world/universe/etc. What problems people are having around the
world, and the tools they use to solve them. How the internet &
computers are literally changing everything in the world. How weird
life will be in 2050.
On a typical Friday night I am
It's unpredictable! I try to use my weekends in varied ways (with
mixed success) but if I don't have exciting plans I'm often hanging
out at home and reading, or spending time with friends while
drinking good beer and listening to music.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I have no idea what comes next, and I think I'm ok with that.
You should message me if
You also think drunk history is the singular highest achievement of humankind to date.