"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'm also a published author with two novels and over a hundred articles involving politics, technology and social issues. I've also been given writing credits in indie video games, and I'm working on a screenplay.
A few years ago I got in a really bad bike accident and as a result had to switch from an active to sedentary lifestyle. But I've since healed completely save for the odd back pain and occasional sciatic nerve flare, but I just recently bought another bike and I'm on the fast-track to being fit again!
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, Walking Dead (and its spin-off), and Doctor Who.
2. A to-do list.
3. YouTube & Twitter.
4. Experimental Post-Rock.
5. My Nautical Star hat.
7. Breaking arbitrary rules put forth by OKCupid. (Badass over here.)
...you're down with deep conversations about human nature.
...you believe principles are more important than politics.
...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.
...you realize that there are 86,400 seconds in a day... and it takes just one of them to click on the 'message' button.