My main passions in life are music and politics. I am a musician and enjoy playing my guitar in the middle of the night when my neighbors are trying to sleep (just kidding). In addition, I am also a fan of classic rock, alternative, baroque/classical, jazz, and blues.
My favorite sports team are the Boston Red Sox, Nats, and Buffalo Bills (oh well, they can't all be winners).
I'm generally a book worm in addition to being a political junkie. Some of my favorite authors include John Steinbeck, Edmund Morris, Christopher Hitchens, Richard Dawkins, Doris Kearns Goodwin, and Susan Jacoby.
I recently graduated from law school and am just waiting for the corner office job offer to show up (must have gotten lost in the mail).
I think the late great Glenn Frey of The Eagles had it right on how to live life. Three simple words: Take It Easy.
Over the past couple years, I've really gotten into running and jogging. When I first started, I couldn't run more than a couple minutes without getting winded, but now I can run 5/10ks with relative ease. It's quite a feeling!
TV - The Wonder Years, Freaks and Geeks, Mad Men, Weeds, Parks and Recreation, Family Guy, Hardball with Chris Matthews, The Rachel Maddow Show, Fareed Zakaria GPS, Charlie Rose, The Inbetweeners
Music - Pearl Jam, The Who, Bruce Springsteen, The Beatles, Ben Harper, The Eagles, Norah Jones, Oasis, John Coltrane, U2, Joni Mitchell, Annie Lennox
Books - The Grapes of Wrath, Team of Rivals, Hitch 22, Too Big to Fail, Julian, The Federalist Papers, All the King's Men, A Tale of Two Cities, Theodore Rex
Comedians - George Carlin, Bill Maher, Chris Rock, Eddie Izzard, Sarah Silverman, Richard Pryor, Jim Jefferies, Maria Bamford
Is there anything more futile than the modern car alarm? Does anyone actually think these days when they hear a car alarm that the car is actually being stolen? I secretly hope that someone IS stealing it, just so that it will stop making that annoying sound.
Why every pass in football these days seems to result in pass interference.
In another life, I was a folk singer with a guitar and harmonica in Greenwich Village in the early 1960s struggling to get by with minimal material satisfaction, surviving only on the belief in my musical dreams.
- Nickelback fans
If nothing else appeals to you, remember this: I'm not a hipster - that should probably count for something.
Also, extra points if you agree that Chris Cornell's recent departure was incredibly devastating for the very existence of good music as we know it. The man was a legend.