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My self-summary
For those of you who like pithy, highly visual summary information: Picture a Puma which someone has made the unfortunate decision to give cocaine to, strapped to a 20 ton weight labeled sarcasm, ready for a high altitude drop into the sea of everything you love.

Actually I'm a fairly normal, considerate guy.
My life is largely defined by 3 Rules:
1. Don't be an asshole.
2. Suck Less.
3. Do Better.

I'm a graduate student and in my dissertation phase. To say I am focused on that would be an understatement, it is the thing that I must allow consume my life so that I can get the fabled PhD tagged to my name. I am also a fully committed lifelong learner, I read copious volumes of non-fiction for fun.

I'm a writer. As with the dissertation thing right now that is mostly academic and theory writing. I'm trying to actively write things that don't just go to professors again, you can see how well that goes at

I'm a digital space artist - I would just say artist but if you were to see my stick figures you would probably never fully recover. (

I'm a musician. I've played (in order) piano, alto saxophone, trombone, guitar, and bass guitar. I'm not going to be joining a band anytime soon but music has always been a big part of my life and I plan on continuing that trend by seeing how far I get playing around with digital music production.

I'm a gamer. Be it on the PC, Xbox, tabletop, board game... I think games are fun and if you hate fun we probably won't get much along. That being said I'm not a hardcore gamer; I don't disappear for months at a time after a game release or force people to talk about my newest achievement.

I like pushing my own boundaries and finding out which walls aren't really there, which are elastic, and which are made of stone.
What I’m doing with my life
No longer moving.... Now officially in Aloha!

And now working for Grassroots Campaigns.

I am in the dissertation phase of my psychology PhD. My actual specialty is a combination of clinical/educational. My dissertation topic is on the relationship between endorsements of beauty ideals and its relationship to cognitive rumination. This is mostly what my life revolves around at the moment and will for roughly the next year.

I'm also looking forward to working on several writing projects that are not my dissertation. Once I finish my first dissertation chapters I plan to add art and some music production back into the mix.
I’m really good at
Seeing the world in systems. It turns out that when you spend years studying the interactions of dynamic systems it warps you in ways you will never get back.

Part and parcel to that... I am full of random knowledge. I've studied psychology, philosophy, management theory, ethics, computer science, music theory, counter-intelligence... I probably only stand out being expert in the field of psychology but I have found a special joy in being able to connect the dots between more than one topic area.

Outside of being that annoying prick who's probably trying to verify a fact on his phone (probably something I said rather than something you said), I'm a funny guy. If you like the sort of words that come out of the mouths of people like George Carlin, Bill Hicks, or other cynical dead comedians you'll probably like sitting next to me until your sarcasm meter hits full.
The first things people usually notice about me
My humor and smile.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Academic/Non-Fiction: Out of the Crisis, The Mind Body Connection, The Lucifer Principle, On Meditation, Light on Yoga, Moral Politics, Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance, Predictably Irrational, Nudge, Vagabonding.
Fiction: Stranger in a Strange Land, Neuromancer, Lord of the Rings (ok fine, a lot of fantasy), I'll fill in more once I have my reading list nearby.

Music: Deadmau5, NIN, Ludovico Einaudi, Two Steps from Hell, Glitch Mob

Food: I developed a near heroine level addiction to Japanese style curry.
Six things I could never do without
Books (preferably my kindle or another e-reader so I can define an egregious number of books as one item).
The internet (Because online access to academic journals is my current lifeblood).
Curry (see listings about favorite food and ask me about living in Japan).
Open space.
On a typical Friday night I am
On the average Friday night I go out with a few of my friends and have a few beers. We normally debate martial arts, politics, the various states of our professional industries, movies, and music.

We probably go through topics in close to that same order as each round of drinks passes.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I've lived a fairly "full-contact" life. My baggage isn't a sea anchor threatening to drag the whole ship down, but it is occasionally that heavy box people that overly emotional people tend not to want any part in lifting.

If your ideal guy is someone who wonders what a trust issue looks like and whose only knowledge of baggage is what size carry-on will be allowed on your next trip you probably hit the back button at about the same time you saw my descriptions of what kind of sarcastic I can be. If not, why not try something new and find out what your shadow looks like?
You should message me if
You want to see the world as it is. If you aren't afraid of challenges. You love sarcasm like a masochist loves pain.

Or if you are bored and want to message someone who is 90% certain to email you back.
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