colors, motorcycles, bicycles, things that go, chasing squirrels,
coffee, climbing things, building things, natural history
collections, woodwork, cabinetry, stripes, old books, good records,
red, guitars, dancing, nice wool socks, the smell of tea, citrus,
hitch hiking, the color and taste of bourbon. and lists.
What I’m doing with my life
i used to chase birds as a field ecologist--catching them, squeezing them, generally harassing them in the name of science. i grew up building things, and missing it brought me to san francisco where i work as a cabinetmaker and finish carpenter. i really like the process-oriented nature of fitting materials together that happens in building. it's a constant state of problem solving--except when it's sweat work, but even that's pretty good most of the time. i enjoy working with my hands, but i like to read books too. i escaping to go climbing, backpacking, adventuring. traipsing around under big trees. the sierras are nuts.
I’m really good at
folding. organizing messes into tidy piles of smaller messes. joining bits of wood together. bashing my knuckles whenever i use a wrench. jamming my bashed knuckles into cracks in rocks and then pulling down. bailing on my big wall climbing attempts--but sometimes making it to the top. tying knots. untying knots. sharpening my pencil with my knife. looking for buried treasure in record stores and flea markets.
The first things people usually notice about me
i've got dimples and freckles. and my hair's going grey.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
pages: Roald Dahl 'specially Fantastic Mr. Fox! and all his twisted short stories. Tom Robbins, Murakami, Vonnegut, Hunter S. Thompson, David Foster Wallace, Grant Morrison--especially The Invisibles, Alan Moore, comics! Gary Snyder, Anais Nin, O Henry, Kesey, Kerouac, especially Dharma Bums and on and on.
celluloid: Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, Beetlejuice, Evil Dead II, anything Jim Jarmusch, Miyazaki, buster keaton, the marx brothers, old westerns.
the box: new yankee workshop, mash re-runs, fishing with john, true detective, game of thrones, trailer park boys, bored to death,
music: so many things! leo kottke, mississippi john hurt, soul music, sam & dave motown, the big three: james, otis, and ray. the grateful dead, bob dylan, outlaw country, jolie holland, the velvet underground, tom waits, patti smith, the cramps, wanda jackson, peter tosh, toots, elvis, prince, deep house, dnb, anything that's got a good groove in it.
sustenance: i like cooking and finding new places to eat good food.
The six things I could never do without
the good, the bad and the weird.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
How we're all the same Thing. "In the particular is contained the universal."--JJ
On a typical Friday night I am
trying to escape the city to climb things or adventure or get into trouble; or recovering from my last bout of troubled adventure with climbing things and figuring out where Im going to go shake my tail feathers.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I'm New Jersey proud.
You should message me if
You're a tank girl looking for her mutant roo.