I like to eat all kinds of things, use my body, and create stuff.
What I’m doing with my life
Reading, teaching, research. I'm a social scientist (whatever that
means), and as much as I love debating theory, policy, etc.,
getting away is super important, too.
I’m really good at
Making sounds with a guitar. I spent most of my adolescence playing
in weird rock groups, but then I got involved in all this other
life stuff. So now I do these old people party gigs with my dad's
60's cover band, and occasionally we'll rock a senior center or
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books: Jesus' Son, Waking the Dead, Go Tell it on the
Mountain...Lately I've been listening to Cormac McCarthy's body of
work on audio book while biking.
TV series: Justified, Friday Night Lights, GOT, Breaking Bad, The
Shield, SOA, The Wire. Pretty standard taste, except I'd make the
very unpopular argument that the Shield is a better TV show than
Music: Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, Sun Kil Moon, Neil Young and
Crazy Horse, Cat Power, Sam Cooke, Jason Isbell, Immortal
Technique, Modest Mouse, the National, Okkervil River, Gaslight
Anthem, nameless live avant garde improv jazz.
Food: At the moment I tend toward Mexican and Southeast Asian.
The six things I could never do without
Exercise, adequate sleep, structure, my two guitars, and Vietnamese