I often can't believe how fortunate I am: for the experiences I've had, the friends I've made, the family I was ridiculously lucky to be born into, and for the spectacular world in general. Life is good!
And yet I also feel an outrage about all that's messed up in this world. Like E.B. White, "I arise in the morning torn between a desire to improve the world and a desire to enjoy the world. This makes it hard to plan the day."
I'm generally upbeat and I try not to take myself (or others) too seriously -- life is too short for that nonsense.
I love bikeshare, progressive politics and tasty beers. Also: the outdoors and all the parks that DC offers (especially Rock Creek).