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.
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.
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.
Slings and Arrows
I'm open-minded to any genre. There's a time and a place for everything.
A lot of punk and jazz.
Jonathan Richman, They Might Be Giants, or The Clash are essentials.
I've been collecting classical and musical theater records recently. 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
A brief, rarely-updated, overview of aesthetic, interests, and humor can be found here:
Or at home with a movie or a book.
You want to talk about artistic endeavors.
This online-meeting concept is new to me. I'm happy to have a conversation about almost anything, but literature, music, theater, or absurd humor is a good place to start.
You want to visit some art museums.
If we hit it off, I'd love company for coffee or drinks.