First: I have a grade-school-aged daughter who is the awesomest person I know. My relationship with her is incredibly important to me and her welfare is my highest priority.
Second: I am, most definitely, a nerd, but whether or not I am a perv (as the name suggests), depends on your perspective. Basically, I am your average open-minded, sex-positive, kink-friendly, polyamorous, ggg nerdperv.
I make my money as a web developer/designer. Most of the time I dig it. It's a quickly evolving field that challenges both sides of my brain. Some days though, it can feel like the whole thing is an elaborate, meaningless, puzzle designed to occupy my time so I don't wander the streets, committing crimes and fomenting revolution.
Speaking of revolution... politically I am a lefty. I'm a big fan of democracy, socialism and anarchism. If I could wipe the slate clean, and start over, I'd go back to a pre-agricultural, hunter-gatherer, tribal society.
I am your garden variety nerd. In the past my life has been, at various times, all about comic books, Doctor Who, Dungeons & Dragons, video games etc. These days I am learning how to play the guitar with my daughter; I'm into making bread, pickles and jams; and I'm thinking of taking up woodworking.
Also, despite the way most of this summary reads, I do have a sense of humor. 8^)
Please feel free to skip over the obnoxiously long lists below.
Here, in a loose chronology, is a list of books that have had a major impact on my life:
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams, Cat's Cradle by Kurt Vonnegut, Another Roadside Attraction by Tom Robbins, Watchmen by Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons, 1984 by George Orwell, One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Love & Rockets by Los Bros. Hernandez, Swami Vivekananda: Essential Writings, Schizo Number 2 by Ivan Brunetti, Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance by Robert Pirsig, Democracy for the Few by Michael Parenti, Juliette by The Marquis de Sade, Ishmael by Daniel Quinn, Of Human Bondage by Somerset Maugham, Televisionary Oracle by Rob Brezsny, Choke by Chuck Palahniuk, Sex at Dawn by Christopher Ryan and Cacilda Jetha, The Ethical Slut by Dossie Easton and Janet Hardy and Become What You Are by Alan Watts.
Here, in a loose chronology, is a list of bands that have had a major impact on my life:
Pink Floyd, Queen, The Moody Blues, Yes, The Beatles, Devo, The B-52's, Laurie Anderson, Oingo Boingo, Run DMC, The Butthole Surfers, Talking Heads, Dead Kennedys, David Bowie, R.E.M., Frank Zappa, The Minutemen, Captain Beefheart, They Might Be Giants, Brian Eno, James Brown, Sonic Youth, Lydia Lunch, The Velvet Underground, Public Enemy, The Residents, The Fall, The Smiths, The Jesus Lizard, Nirvana, King Crimson, David Byrne, Bongwater, Guided by Voices, Ween, Radiohead, Wu-Tang Clan, Flaming Lips, Aimee Mann, Funkadelic, Akron/Family, Daniel Johnston, Alice Coltrane, Grizzly Bear, Erykah Badu, Ravi Shankar, Fela Kuti, The Carter Family, Robert Johnson, Junior Murvin, Georgia Anne Muldrow, Junip, Glass Candy, Perfume Genius, etc.
I'm sure I forgot a few, but that should give you a sense of who I am.
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