Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
I wanted to be Hawkeye from MASH when I was growing up, except not
a doctor. I wanted to be sarcastic and clever, ready with a quick
comment. I wanted to cultivate an anti-authoritarian streak that
stops just short of open rebellion. I wanted to be charming and
rakish and a good companion for cocktails. I wanted to be the kind
of friend people knew they could turn to for help.
I think I've done okay on these.
Some more specific and probably more pertinent information:
* If I'm outside of an area roughly penned in by Capitol Hill,
Pioneer Square, Ballard, and Wallingford I am probably out of the
state, or on my way.
* In 2014 I was out of Seattle about one night in every five, up
from one in six in 2013, and back to the level of 2012.
What I’m doing with my life
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I love my job, but I'm not a careerist. It's fortunate that I can
do something I love for a living, It's a means, not an end.
The last five years I've been travelling heavily, some work, some
fun, and usually a healthy mix between the two. I ran out of pages
in my passport last fall, six months before it was set to
I took this past summer off to write what I am calling my memoirs,
a series of short stories about some of the weirder chapters of my
life. It's about forty thousand words and is now with a
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
All kinds of things. I'm the person in my various circle of friends
who people ask when they don't know what to do about a
I tell stories well, both because I've had a pretty interesting
life and because I know how to keep a listener engaged.
The first things people usually notice about me
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Sadly, the haircut. Apparently it encourages unpleasant political
comparisons from a significant percentage of people. I just like a
very severe look, there are no deeper meanings behind it.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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I absolutely love _The Razor's Edge_ by W. Sommerset Maughm. It's a
contender on the short list for my favorite books along with the
better bits of Vonnegut, some Herman Wouk, and a smattering of
William Gibson novels. I read a lot of non-fiction too, but most of
it doesn't age well.
Over the last few years, I've been memorizing T.S. Eliot's "The
Waste Land". I think it's one of the most important things written
in the twentieth century. I've got about 20% memorized; "II A game
of Chess" and "III The Fire Sermon" are tricky.
I am unapologetically into dark scene music;
goth/industrial/electro. During the summer, I hit the German music
festivals. It's fascinating to see a band that can only get a few
hundred people in Seattle play to a crowd of ten thousand people.
That said, I have no trouble separating the rest of my life from
the club/concert scene. I'll wear a VNV Nation hoodie to work, but
not my full "going out" regalia.
I am not food-motivated. I harbor a low-grade mistrust of foodies.
Much like jazz musicians, I suspect most chefs are doing novel
things to amuse themselves more than their putative audience. It's
an overstatement to say that I'm all "meat and potatos", but when I
see the word "re-imagined" on a restaurant menu I tend to suspect
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
The loyalty of friends.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
A quick check of my calendar shows, despite being cliche, I have no
typical Friday nights. Traveling, out with friends, dancing,
staying quietly at home.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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In personal conversation I am startlingly open about a lot of
things. Infinitely less so in writing, and definitely not on the
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