45Denver, United States
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My self-summary
Well, if it's honesty you're looking for, I just got a bike and was looking forward to learning the layout of all Denver's bike paths this summer, but someone stole the seat so now I'm trying to sell it on CraigsList. I'm a freelance writer, which is a dodgy business, but I published three books a few months ago as a step in the direction of living by my creativity. Not to say I'm making lots of money now, but I have started something.
What I’m doing with my life
Adjusting my perception to admit the unlikely, aiming at self-sufficiency and a modicum of appreciation from the given audience via writing, music or art. Consciously tapping into an avenue of synchronous development, a positive chain of events ending with the realization of some form of ultimate happiness. Saying goodbye to the old world and helping the new one take a more positive, cooperative form. Learning from every experience. Summoning the best freelance writing gigs with my mind. It's already starting to work. I know the world is full of troubles, but I don't want to devote myself to a lifestyle of fixating on problem after problem and am deliberately living my life in the other direction while keeping one leg in the other camp as if to simulate balance. Will it work? I just upgraded my Goodreads profile to an author page, and over the last few days I've been getting acquainted with Twitter.
I’m really good at
Loving, expressing myself creatively, writing (and sometimes speaking) from the subconscious, unexpected humorous angles, giving artistic form to emotional cues. Adapting to new situations and outcomes. Still figuring out the cell phone.
The first things people usually notice about me
The tattoo on my forehead. Just kidding. I'm a tall, short haired guy with beard, mustache and sideburns. I don't know what others notice first. Maybe glasses, I wear glasses too. I just got a new pair.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Lots of books I love, no single favorite and way too many to list (some highlights: John Fante, Flannery O'Connor, Frank Conroy, Rennie Sparks, Charles Bukowski, Nathanael West, Carson McCullers). My own writing varies from a form of minimalist magic realism to full blown abstraction having something in common with the automatic writing phenomenon. Just discovered a couple of local writers Brandon Meyers and Bryan Pedas who are extremely talented. I sure have a lot of books. Wanna buy any books? Half of my books are in my mom's basement right now and even though I love books and everything I can see the benefits of going paperless considering all this super new technology. We'll see what happens.

Top musical picks are Jonathan Richman (whole career, not just that 1st Modern Lovers album, I saw him at the Lion's Lair and the Bug most recently), the Feelies, Lucy Wainwright Roche, the Dirtbombs, Gogol Bordello, Sonic Youth, but there are hundreds thousands more, Iggy Pop, Stereolab, Can, Fishbone, I just discovered this awesome Japanese blues-jazz-punk outfit called Monkey Business Extra Light . . . and Half Japanese is good. Really I love everything, Mozart, Billy Childish, the Ramones . . . Cheap Trick (?), Thin Lizzy (!!?), the Specials, the Clash, Johnny Cash, Red heart the ticker, others. Unknown stranger on the bus: "Who's yer (hic) favorite band?" "I don't play favorites." And I really love reggae and ska, but I don't have a favorite right now, well maybe the Trojans, the Clash, Augustus Pablo, Toots and the Maytals, Aggrolites, others.

Shows: There are lots of good bands to see in Denver and that's a nice thing to do on a date. I don't go to many shows but I have friends in the local music scene past present and future, and I'm about to give standup comedy a swing, I keep saying that, need to case the joint first. Considering making the rounds of the open stage nights too or if I'm feeling extra brave who knows maybe I'll take my guitar to the mall or somewhere and try busking . . . that's how Joe Strummer got started, I hear.

Food: Not a vegetarian or vegan, especially love hot spicy non U.S. standard food like Indian, Mexican, Peruvian, Vietnamese food . . . also lately lots of ramen noodles with gr beef, onion, broccholi, kale, tomato, jalapeno, chili flavor, sure a nice cheeseburger with fries time to time, but sincerely aspire to a healthy as feasible near-omnivore diet, being especially attentive to the current Monsanto-led GMO infection of our food supply (have you heard?). A friend has recommended a book called Eat Right For Your Blood Type which seems promising of a whole new routine, I bought a copy but haven't really dived in yet. I have a blender and just started juicing , which I dig. So far celery, apple, honey, cinnamon, and blueberry juice.
Six things I could never do without
Some pillars of my life so far are creativity, humor, my ongoing effort to really get kind (like an ideal I'm always emulating, not to say I come across as particularly "kind" in person but who knows), also freedom of will and cultivation of a metaphysical angle on things. And love is always on my mind. And sex is great. However many that is. These are programs it would be very challenging for me to lack for but thankfully they're all internal qualities it would seem impossible to restrict. I think . . .
I spend a lot of time thinking about
how to make my attitude a vector for contentment and achievement of my aims, and I am always thinking about this kind of thing. Promoting my books on Facebook and with my blog and planning the next release event. Playing guitar. Frequent thoughts of progress, forward motion, no more half stepping. Ambitiously trusting the current. I think about different things all the time. Like how trees all over the world have been in communication with each other through the root systems underground since the beginning of time, witnessing everything.
On a typical Friday night I am
making room for everything my heart wants
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
Play it like a banjo
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