Occasional sci-fi nerd, 80s music aficionado, decent bowler, lousy tennis player.
Fiercely analytical and ruthlessly logical. Or just ridiculously silly. Seeker of profound truths. Or a decent brew pub.
Unconventional, independent-minded non-conformist with a healthy disrespect for authority. It occasionally gets me into trouble.
Enjoy documentaries and educational programs. Also fascinated by cheesy sci-fi disaster flicks and big budget apocalyptic blockbusters from Hollywood. I'm keeping count on how many times Roland Emmerich feels the need to destroy the White House in his movies.
Try to eat mostly healthy foods and do what I can to stay in relatively decent shape. This effort included an attempt to eliminate all alcohol and caffeine from my diet. Failed.
Grew up on punk rock and new wave of the late 70s and 80s but also got a real kick out of disco, funk and early rap. My current musical tastes are eclectic and all over the place. Really enjoy going to live shows at local clubs (930, Black Cat, State Theatre, Rock&Roll Hotel, Iota, etc.). Had to avoid the mosh pit at the last Rancid show.
Keep up with and involve myself in environmental and social justice issues. Been accused of having "radical" and "dangerous" views and perspectives. I always make sure to thank them for the compliment.
I've been a musician, been involved in the zine/alternative publishing world, ran a successful online business, done straight jobs in office cubicles, worked at liberal/progressive non-profits, libertarian organizations, done freelance/temp work, been a whistleblower, and taken several cross country road trips for the hell of it.
Currently uncluttering, descrambling, and simplifying my life. Looking to collect wonderful experiences, stimulating conversations and precious moments in time. Will do my best to achieve this without incurring any serious injuries along the way.
Intensely curious, fascinated and surprised about the wonderful and wacky world around me. I just desperately need my morning coffee to experience it.
It's been an interesting, varied and exciting life. Rinse, recycle, repeat.