I write fiction (short stories and novels, hopefully somewhat funny ones) and I teach creative writing as well as various levels of composition.
I grew up in New York and have moved around for the past several years.
I teach, tutor and babysit.
I'm trying to write a pop song a week.
Currently fascinated by the founders of America and the nation's original ideals. I follow the wisdom of John Adams as much as possible.
I also watch a lot of animation and am embarking on a critical work about narrative and characterization in the cartoon medium.
This all sounds really stuffy, but I'm only stuffy thirty-four percent of the time.
Also, I draw and write something every day -- I don't know if that constitutes as "good" but it means I'm getting better!
I like that Haruki Murakami quite a bit.
A Confederacy of Dunces
I'm currently reading Moby Dick, The Tenth of December, The Two Towers, and The Ice Storm, among others. Clair Vaye Watkins' Battleborn was incredible. Book recommendations are always welcome.
Pee-Wee's Big Adventure
Slings and Arrows
I'm open-minded to any genre. There's a time and a place for everything.
I've been on a big Elvis Costello kick this summer. And 1950s/60s pop.
A lot of punk and jazz.
Jonathan Richman, They Might Be Giants, MTX, or The Clash are essentials.
I've been collecting classical and musical theater records recently. I like Pinkerton by Weezer and anything by Jeff Rosenstock. And golden age rock & roll. Like the Oneders.
All food, pretty much. Coconut curry and falafel is a decent start. Beer and coffee are important, too.
The Magic Conch Shell
The underground tunnels running below Chinatown
An eight-bit version of Dracula's castle
The Owl-Eyed Man from Gatsby's library
A sound soul
Everybody Loves Raymond the Musical
An extensive library of books and records
About a million billion pens and pencils (I'm trying really hard to get better at drawing)
The American Revolution
What should we expect from our commercial franchises these days?
A brief, rarely-updated, overview of aesthetic, interests, and humor can be found here:
Playing some type of moderately obnoxious esoteric game with friends.
Or at home with a movie or a book.
You know lots about Virginia Woolf.
You want to talk about artistic endeavors.
You can tell me, flat out, the fictional character you relate to the most in this world and why.
This online-meeting concept is new to me. I'm happy to have a conversation about almost anything. Books, music, theater, or absurd humor are good places to start.
You want to visit some art museums.
If we hit it off, I'd love company for coffee or drinks.