I am an avid bicyclist. I like challenging myself with long rides, or at least short, difficult ones. I am reasonably fit, and expect to be fitter as bicycling season kicks in.
I’m also a bibliophile, and a middle manager in one of the best bookstores on the planet. Depending on your perspective this is a very good place or a very bad place for a bibliophile to work.
I like to cook, and enjoy an occasional glass of wine. I am a lightweight when it comes to drinking, so I never over do it.
Humor is extremely important to me. I love clever quips, and friendly sarcasm. I try to give as good as I get, and I frequently succeed. Timing is everything, I guess.
One of my biggest regrets is that I never had children. I think I would have been a pretty good dad.
I write fiction of all kinds, and had one short story (that I co-wrote with a dear friend) published a couple of years ago in a small press anthology. I keep on plugging away, and maybe some day I’ll sell another story.
Nothing is more important to me then my friends. I would pretty much do anything for them. I am loyal and compassionate and honest; at least this is what I’ve been told. Perhaps the tellers were being hyperbolic. Who can say? I’m not a boy scout though. I firmly believe that some rules and social conventions are meant to be broken. I don’t wear goodie two-shoes. I wear boots.
All Kubrick, Donnie Darko, Pulp Fiction, City of Lost Children, Good Fellas, The Meaning of Life, The Godfather, Best in Show, Barton Fink, The Big Lebowski, A Serious Man, Time Bandits...
I love Mexican food, the hotter the better, Greek, Chinese, Italian, comfort food (biscuit and gravy), all seafood, leafy green vegetables. I'll eat anything that's put in front of me except tree nuts, which are not my friend.
My musical tastes are eclectic. Miles Davis, Solas, Billie Holliday, The Cure, Captain Beefheart, Zappa, Charlie Mingus, Carla Bley, Karsh Kale, Cannonball Adderley, Philip Glass, Bartok, Howlin’ Wolf, Pearl Jam, Black Flag, Death Cab for Cutie, The Dead Kennedys…I could go on and on.
My touring bike
My mountain bike
My fishing pole