My politics lean towards the left, but I am pragmatic. Running a company involved in agriculture confronts me with a wide array of political and economic perspectives. At the end of the day, I respect a logical and cogent argument. Some of the best lessons my parents taught me were compassion and the ability to have a conversation about contentious topics. Seriously, what's wrong with an educated conversation? Oh, and food. If you don't get the joy that stems from cooking for someone or a family, we might not get along. Seriously. I've had some great meals, many associated with work events, and there are some chefs and addresses that deserve every ounce of reputation they have. The setting, the staff, the presentation - all lovely. Still I realize how silly that scene can can get. Nothing can compare to a well made family meal and the familiarity of a scratched kitchen table.
My current favorite pastimes include:
-Coffee on my couch or balcony
-Planning a trip to the Côte d'Azur
-The Oh Hello's
-Sunrise and a run
I'm a nerd by training - both academically and professionally. Remember the chem class you may have hated? I loved it. First time the world made sense. Physics would have been a better choice if I didn't lack the math chops. At work, I'm counted on to think and wade through complex problems and spend a lot of time on assessments. I overanalyze all the time. Please don't judge.
Improvising (the true story of every small business)
Cooking - I learned from my dad and grandmother
Staying on the hunt for new music
Hugs - my assistant and sales rep can provide references
Packing a suitcase
Nose (geometry doesn't lie)
That I am a huge nerd - I have a degree in chemistry. It's kind of hopeless.
-The Dark Tower series by King
-Several books by Mary Roach and Neil Degrasse Tyson
-The Mold in Doctor Florey's Coat
-Because a Little Bug Went Ka-Choo
-Stranger than Fiction (Will Farrell not Bad Religion)
-iPod (last albums played - The 1975, Foals, Sigur Ros, States, Lord Huron and my all time fave musical - Big River*)
*that's followed by In the Heights
-Food - ham and bean stew for lunch, steak and fritters for dinner
-Pictures of my family
-My right hand. It was bad enough when I broke my left one.
-Knowing I'll hold a boarding pass in at least 30 days
-Spotify, Third Rock Radio, iTunes, KINK, or KCRW??? The eternal soundtrack debate
-Whether to snooze or not
-The past day - and the past decade
-The total and utter domination of Calvin and Hobbes. How could anyone start a comic after that man?
-The next training run
-Mastering my grandma's rice recipe
-Whether I am thinking clearly