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My self-summary
I am entering what seems to be a new stage in my life, and it is both daunting and promising. An opportunity for re-invention, but a melancholy farewell to old comforts and companions. Wish me luck.
What I’m doing with my life
I am currently an English teacher in Taipei, Taiwan. I live in a crowded university district.

I hope to continue teaching for the medium-term, living in several different cultures and countries, in order to learn more about myself and the world.

Eventually, I hope to return to America or to another suitable culture for myself and pursue a career in the human services or in academia.

I am wide-open right now. To life. To experiences. To new paths.
I’m really good at
I am good at driving through Taipei traffic, making flashcards, and reading comprehension sections of standardized tests. I'm less good, but still somewhat good, at cooking, getting to bed on time, and writing. I am servicible at dancing and horrible at singing.
The first things people usually notice about me
I am not Taiwanese.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
I love Michel Foucault, Friedrich Nietzsche, Howard Zinn, Jack Keroauc, Goethe, Joyce, Marquez, Rushdie, Shakespeare, Bret Easton Ellis, Thomas Pynchon, and Jaques Derrida.

I love Stanley Kubrick and George Romero. Some recent wonderful films I've seen: Happiness, Swingers, No Country for Old Men, There Will Be Blood, Juno, The Departed, Inception.

I love David Bowie, Lou Reed, Iggy Pop. I love Neutral Milk Hotel, The Apples in Stereo, and The Mountain Goats. I love the Decemberists, Belle and Sebastian, and the Long Winters. I love Mirah, Kimya Dawson, and the Blow. I love Daft Punk, Air, and YACHT. I love Tom Waits, Captain Beefheart, and Frank Zappa. I am just beginning to explore Husker Du. She lifted her arms and she floated away!

I'm formerly vegetarian. I love Indian food, Vietnamese food, the occasional fish--especially sashimi--Thai food, and Mexican food. And yes, horchata. Chinese food is pretty rad, too.
Six things I could never do without
Lady Gaga, Katy Perry, Weezer after Pinkerton, Coors Light, Crocs, and closeted Republican lawmakers.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Consciousness as the object of its own contemplation.
On a typical Friday night I am
drinking beers.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
If I when my wife is sleeping
and the baby and Kathleen
are sleeping
and the sun is a flame-white disc
in silken mists
above shining trees,--
if I in my north room
dance naked, grotesquely
before my mirror
waving my shirt round my head
and singing softly to myself:
"I am lonely, lonely.
I was born to be lonely,
I am best so!"
If I admire my arms, my face,
my shoulders, flanks, buttocks
again the yellow drawn shades,--

Who shall say I am not
the happy genius of my household?
You should message me if
you have the power of optical telepathy.
The two of us