53 Tempe, United States
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My self-summary
I am something of a nerd. I dig science, technology, reading, movies, and science fiction conventions. I'm not a macho dude. I try to be a good man, not a "nice guy," and I strive to be kind. Because, god damn it, you've got to be kind.

I most desire companionship and a life partner. Life is good, but it would be so much better with someone to share it with.

Politically, I am very, very liberal. I have at various times been a teacher, a writer, a filmmaker, and a photographer. I still take pictures and occasionally get my stuff into art shows. I'm still a writer, but it's too easy to postpone writing when busy with other trivia of everyday life, and haven't written much of late.
What I’m doing with my life
I'm currently thinking about re-entering the teaching profession, which I exited long ago. I recently renewed my teaching certificate, though I feel somewhat ambivalent about this, since teachers have been so thoroughly vilified for the past few decades. Also, the Arizona legislature has for years waged a quiet war against education in general, and teachers in specific, and frankly I am not sure I want to take that on.

In the mean time, I work at a job that provides financial support for end-of-life hospice care, and I feel very good about it. In fact, if it paid a real living wage, I'd be happy doing what I do now permanently. Alas, financial reality intrudes, and I must contemplate the alternatives. For the moment, money is tight but good karma is in great abundance.

I am an active father to my two boys, though they are now old enough to be quite independent. I'm a reasonably good cook, and I like finding new recipes to attempt. I make good chicken soup, Thai curry, and spaghetti sauce (not all at once). Currently I'm trying to find a good chili recipe that's not too difficult and turns out the way I want it to every time. I've come close, but still looking.

I like going to Phoenix Comicon and similar events. I was on the official con photography team a few years ago, and a staff photographer for the Phoenix Film Festival as well. Fun times!

I'm working my way through a stack of books that need reading, and trying to catch up on my TV watching, since I skipped most of the last 15 or more years of it. Thank you, Netflix!

Oh, and I kill zombies and catch Pokemon whenever time allows.
I’m really good at
Seeing the big picture and keeping things in perspective.
The first things people usually notice about me
If I only knew...
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books: One Hundred Years of Solitude, Dune, On Stranger Tides by Tim Powers, A People's History of the United States by Howard Zinn, Startide Rising by David Brin, Neuromancer by William Gibson. Anything by Walter Mosley.

Movies: A Clockwork Orange, Star Wars (episodes 4, 5, & 6 only), Sean of the Dead, Zombieland, Monty Python and the Holy Grail, Fight Club, Hedwig and the Angry Inch.

TV: Bob's Burgers, Archer, 30 Rock, Star Trek (original series), Arrested Development, Futurama, Columbo, Family Guy, Curb Your Enthusiasm, Breaking Bad, Danger 5, Better Call Saul.

Music: Anything that's good.

Food: I'm not picky, but I do enjoy good food. Probably a bit too much. But I'm working on learning to enjoy exercise, too. Balance, dammit!
The six things I could never do without
My family, good friends, the Internet, my cats, and two beers. Ok, the beers are optional.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Politics, the future, and the coming zombie apocalypse.
On a typical Friday night I am
Deciding whether I feel like going out. Seeing a movie, going to an art show. Cooking dinner if I have the boys.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
A lot of the photos I shoot contain artistic nudity. Because I like it. And I have sold more than a few in various art shows. Yay for art!
You should message me if
Any of the above seems interesting.