A driven writer, an avid reader, an obsessive fan of music. I like
stuff and things. I cling to the idea of warm weather. I'm in that
stage of life where I need to move forward, be productive, and
possibly have a dance party.
What I’m doing with my life
Working. Playing music. Over-criticizing my work. And my music. Uh,
I read a lot and spend copious amounts of time with a family-like
group of friends.
I’m really good at
My greatest talent is my writing, though I suppose I have minor
skills: I can speak, at length, about Duckburg (not particularly
marketable but mildly amusing), over-analyzine literature (less
amusing), and drink respectably.
I can't do cartwheels. If that's a requisite skill you're looking
for, might as well stop reading now.
The first things people usually notice about me
My beard. An affectation for ill-fitting suits. Possibly messy
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
It is my opinion that JD Salinger is the greatest novelist of
American letters, though I have an affinity for more modern
writers, particularly the Literary Brat Pack, Dave Eggers, and
Jeffery Eugenides. I've been reading or rereading some older
writers, getting deeper appreciation for Fitzgerald and Hemingway.
Also, too much John Irving and Philip Roth.
The deep running nerd nature I have coursing through me also sends
me off on long rambles of comic reading, particularly Marvel super
heroes, indie graphic novels, and the Vertigo line of old.
Cinema: Wes Anderson, Stanley Kubrick, the Coens, Noah Bambauch,
And music, lord, the extent: Neutral Milk Hotel, a bulk of the
Saddle Creek artists (oh, Kasher, you devilish genius), Spoon,
Okkervil River. That whole lovely indie rock world, tempered as it
is by classic folk (Dylan, Young) and bands like The Smiths and The
Cure. The Appleseed Cast should be mentioned, and The Decemberists.
The six things I could never do without
Glasses, pen, notepad, a book, a device capable of playing music,
and an over-inflated desire to play with language.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Fiction and it's place in the world, in the creation and reading of
it. What I'm doing with my free time. Should I get a haircut? What
should I be for Halloween? Where's the party?
How to be as efficient as possible in regards to how much fun I'm
On a typical Friday night I am
Track down good people, drink and be merry with them, and then find
my way home, having reached maximum glory.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I spend more time considering the potential socio-political
commentary of the cartoon 'Doug' than is fitting for a man my age.
You should message me if
You like long walks on the beach. No, wait. Um.
If you like long, tangent-filled conversations, laughing at stuff
other people don't find funny, and enjoy adventure of the 'how'd we
get here' variety.
You have superpowers or happen to know how one acquires
If you want book recommendations.
(But, seriously: superpowers)