"It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat."
I recently accepted a position as president of the local branch of a national educational charity.
I'm a published author with two novels and over a hundred articles involving politics, technology and social issues. I've also been given acknowledgments in other author's novels, been thanked in film credits, and I'm slated to release two new novels in 2017.
Storytelling. I've got a million and one great stories, and some of them are actually true!
Top three (for various reasons): Jurassic Park, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, and Ink.
Shows I never miss: Game of Thrones, Sense8, and Westworld.
2. A to-do list.
3. YouTube & Twitter.
4. Experimental Post-Rock.
5. My Nautical Star hat.
6. Jungian Analysis
7. Breaking arbitrary rules put forth by OKCupid. (Badass over here.)
These days, I've been kickstarting my social life after the past 19 years of (single) parenting and reclaiming my lost youth. Usually in wholly irresponsible (but fun!) ways.
I think "SJW" and "alt-right" identities are two sides of the same coin.
Also that I'm only a casual Star Wars fan.
...you're down with deep conversations about human nature.
...you believe principles are more important than politics.
...you're more into Jung than Freud.
...you're honestly interested in hearing my collection of ridiculous and often wildly inappropriate pickup lines.
...you have a tattoo. I like tattoos.
...you're a supervillain.