I travel. Everyone says they love to travel. Usually this means that they pay huge amounts of money to fly somewhere, sit by the pool and drink a fruity drink, completely insulated from the raw realities of the places they visit. I like to travel to remote and somewhat dangerous places and stay there for extended periods of time. I prefer to travel overland rather than fly. It makes the experience more intimate.
I’ve decided that I don’t have a secret inner self that would shine through, if only I could break free of the imagined forces holding me back. No. If I could be doing anything I wanted, I would work less and do the other things more. But fundamentally I would be doing the same things I do now.
Ultimately I strive to live without regret, and to make my life into a work of art.
If I could only listen to one band/artist for the rest of my life, I would choose the collected works of the Beatles.
If I was only allowed one album for the rest of my life, it would be Deltron 3030.
And if I could only have one song for the rest of my life, I’d put “The Passenger” by Iggy Pop on repeat and never look back.
Some of my favorite movies: Donnie Darko, Raging Bull, The Godfather, Reservoir Dogs, and Lost Highway.
I don’t read as much as I used to, something I regard as unfortunate. If I had to choose a favorite book, I would pick “The Satanic Verses”. Other favorites include “The Omnivore’s Dilemma”, “Guns, Germs and Steel”, “Collapse” and “The Stand”.
• Close friends who live nearby
• The beautiful Bay Area
• My guitars
• My rock shoes and harness
• Black coffee
• My sailboat
But let's be real. You're not going to read this and message me. You're going to read it after I message you. That's how online dating works.