Political Scientist by training; writer by passion; Finder of Things Thought Lost by profession; user of semicolons by desire; and a charming roustabout by disposition.
Passion is a virtue. So say hello. Tell me something true. You only live once - and undead isn't alive being.
If you need a additional reason to contact me, my mother says I am "a wonderful person". She's a good judge of character.
And bare bear fighting. Though that probably goes without saying.
Movies: Network, The Lives of Others, Children of Men, American Beauty, City of God, The Dreamers, Taxi Driver, The Bridge, Dog Day Afternoon, The Believer, Battle Royale, and on and on.
Music: Bob Dylan, Hot Water Music, The Clash, Tom Waits, Leonard Cohen, The Mountain Goats, Radiohead, The Avett Brothers, The Flaming Lips, At the Drive-In, Neutral Milk Hotel, The Velvet Underground, The Jam, Prince, and on and on.
I define my tastes, my tastes do not define me, and on and on.
I gave up drinking eight years ago (I was far too good at it) and so find bars, pubs and clubs more trying than entertaining: a combination that makes meeting new people something of a challenge.