My interests are diverse and deeply rooted: sustainability, education, science communication, pharmacology, integrative health, ecology, interactivity, food systems, climate science, food science, nutrition, social justice, botany, fermentation, renewable energy, alternative transportation, percussion, canoeing, backpacking, hiking, biking, trail running, backcountry skiing, ski racing...I am liking of the things.
I can be a bit passionate and get carried away, so please stop me before I go down the rabbit hole of science in civil company. I don't see the blank stares of, WTF is he talking about.
Trees: Quaking Aspen, Monkey Puzzle, Sugar Maple, Western Red Cedar, Western Juniper
Edible Plants: Hops (don't even get me started, unless you REALLY want to know about the diverse and novel bioactivities of Humulus lupulus L.), the whole damn genus Brassica, Nasturtiums, Turmeric, Lowbush Blueberry
Books: Cradle to Cradle, On Food and Cooking, A Sand County Almanac, Gratitude, Small is Beautiful
Inspirations: Carl Sagan, Stephen Schneider, Aldo Leopold, Oliver Sacks, Margaret Mead, Ferran Adrià, Rachel Carson
Music (according to my last.fm for the past month): Big Grams, Peter Ostroushko, Massive Attack, Punch Brothers, The Apples
Accessory Noise: On Being, Design Matters w/ Debbie Millman, Tara Brach, RadioLab, random animal/nature sounds on http://macaulaylibrary.org/ ...
Shows: Horizon, Cosmos, The Daily Show, John Oliver, GOT
Movies: Mononoke-hime, O' Brother Where Art Though, anything Wes Anderson.
Food: I'll consume and enjoy just about anything, but whenever possible I think it's important to cultivate my own ingredients or at a minimum support local producers who promote and practice ecological agriculture.
Beverages: Tea, Craft/Homebrewed Beer, Cider, Wine, Whiskey
“It is almost banal to say so yet it needs to be stressed continually: all is creation, all is change, all is flux, all is metamorphosis.” - Henry Miller
What's for dinner, honestly, I think about food a lot.
Urban ecology, green building, Passivhaus, and how we can live BIG, while building SMALL.
Mountains, gosh I spend a lot of time thinking about mountains, and the forces that create and sculpt them.
Trying to appreciate and understand the web of molecular and quantum interactions that make up our perceived experience. Chaos.
Lately, being disillusioned with the progress that we as a society are making towards sustainability, equality, peace, and justice.
Antiques, particularly cast iron pans, beer steins, and camera equipment are a weakness.
You should be:
Down w/ feminism
Unafraid of getting dirty
Comfortable w/ sharing your opinions
Accepting of yourself & others
A steward of the Earth
Looking for an equal
A keen observer
Honestly, adventure is everywhere and I'm looking for good people to revel in this brief and wondrous stellar dance we all find ourselves a part of. Forged from nothing, you, me, and everything we know are gaining entropy, constantly changing and being rebuilt. Let us build something awesome.