When I was 14 years old I was browsing the shelves of my local library one afternoon after school. As I walked between the shelves stacked high from floor to ceiling with volume after I volume, I inhaled the aroma of old, worn pages and pondered what secrets they might contain. Suddenly, the colors along the spine of one hard cover book caught my eye. Intrigued, I reached for it and slowly slid it out from the shelf. That one book ended up changing the course of my life.
I was born in Los Angeles and grew up in New Mexico. If you’ve seen Breaking Bad you know that place is nothing but trouble. I took up martial arts in high school to protect myself from all the thugs and drug dealers until I learned that if I started quoting Tupac they all wanted to become my friends. But while they were busy smoking weed I was discovering the magic of meditation. My early experiences developed a life-long fascination with the power of the human mind.
TV: Anthony Bourdain, American Ninja Warrior, Bizarre Foods, Breaking Bad,The Simpsons, Southpark, the timeless classic Seinfeld and all those awesome YouTube channels I subscribe to.
My musical taste is wide and varied. I appreciate good music regardless of the genre. I have a particularly soft spot for anything 80's and karaoke nights..
Mediterranean food, sushi, and anything from the food trucks at Off the Grid. Signature chicken dishes I cook up for friends (they tell me my Egyptian style chicken can cure cancer...or something).
Non-fiction books - I tend to have 3 or 4 (or 5…) going at a time.
A chin-up bar
Organic Free-Range Eggs
Wasabi Mayonnaise from Trader Joe's (This and the previous item combine to make the most spectacular egg salad you've probably never tasted)
It would be nice if you have a good relationship with your parents.
You a good sense for practical matters.
Most of all, you see a significance to life beyond a material existence.