I am a graduate of Colorado State University, where I double-majored in English and Journalism.
I once worked a job at Alternative Youth Adventures, which is a wilderness therapy program for adjudicated youth, followed by my summer-gig in the Utopia that is Estes Park, CO at Cheley Camps.
I sometimes 'fast' accidentally, because I forget to eat. Then I get real hungry. And I eat. A lot.
I like public transportation and wandering around cities.
I like driving around Western Colorado while listening to Townes Van Zandt.
I like mountains. Seeing them, climbing them, smelling them. I like the thin air of it all.
I also like playing basketball and dancing. Team Sports that involve running are good.
I have a neglected 12-string-guitar named Calypso, who now only has 10.5 strings, but I like playing her.
I have a banjo who's in perfect condition, but that's because I never play him.
I met John Denver backstage at his second-to-last concert, 10 days before he died. He said "I hope I didn't bore you." I said "Nah man, it was great."
I absolutely can't stand the taste or smell of bananas. They make me nauseous. I'm not a picky eater...Rocky Mountain Oysters, Frog Legs, insects, whatever, I'll eat it. As long as there's no banana involved.
Wasteland, by Dan Bern, is the best song of the past 15 years (live version only. The studio version sounds neutered).
Once Upon a Time, I 'M.U.D.'ed. *ouch*
I used to be a track star.
During a 1.5 year span in college, I was popular.
I think a lot of maxims are false, including 'Don't knock it 'till you've tried it' and 'fair and balanced' and 'Just Do It' and 'got milk?'
I do believe that 'love conquers all,' but that's because I'm a hopeless romantic.
Most of the time, I don't take myself very seriously. Most of the time, you shouldn't, either.
I am absent-minded, laid-back, and dash-friendly