Role Models: Stephen Fry, Tim Minchin, Jim Henson, Norman Borlaug, Christopher Hitchens, Michel Gondry, NFB/ONF, George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Leonard Cohen, Richard Feynman, Nicolas Tesla, Ernest Shackleton, Marco Polo, Penn Jillette, Ewan McGregor, IGY, Eddie Izzard, Bill Watterson, Pixar, Chuck Palahniuk, T.S. Garp, Phil from Groundhog Day, Gaston Lagaffe, Alan Shore, Harold Crick, Ahmed Ibn Fahdlan, Walter Mitty, Roald Dahl, Zohan, Burning Man, Rocky Horror Picture Show, Randall Munroe, Spike Jonze.
Exhibits: instagram, deviantart, twitter, blogspot.
Audio: Radio Lab, The Moth, Freakonomics, Rachel Maddow, Kevin Smith, Penn Jillette, Doug Loves Movies, BBC News Quiz, Wait Wait Don't Tell Me, Ask Me Another, Irreligiosophy, More Or Less, Nerdist Writer's Panel, Scriptnotes, Reasonable Doubts, TED, Atheist Experience, Welcome To Night Vale, WTF.
Makes: Pancakes, Tango, bread, pizza, illustrations, stories, poetry, bumper sticker philosophy.
In college, I helped publish a collection of student poems. I contributed some poems and illustrations. One of the contributors told me she hated my poems. I designed the cover. I performed some of my poems at a poetry soiree at a bar. I closed with a poem about sex among the starving.
I'm a mechanical engineer. I studied aeronautical engineering. I got an A in aerodynamics. While at university, I painted murals and drew political cartoons for student newspapers. I also mounted a federal election campaign where I was the candidate. I gave speeches at party rallies, wrote a pamphlet. I've jumped in a parachute, jumped with a bungi, and piloted a helicopter. I've written a letters to the United Nations and to a consumer protection magazine. As a performance, I've stayed awake for 24h straight and produced a work of art every half hour. I used one of my vacations to attend a political convention in the US. I wrote a collection of short stories and published it as an e-book on amazon, all within a weekend. I'm addicted to podcasts. Ideally, a trip should include at least tasting, painting, and writing. Not just standing somewhere and taking photos of where I was standing. I have a tattoo of a word.
I have a year of Tango lessons under my belt. I'm into burlesque and I'm very comfortable if not attracted to creatives, the fringe, the queer.