I've written some novels as well, mostly sci-fi and alternate history. I decided to take a break from tech for a bit and work the other side of my brain. During that phase, I also discovered I love the whole process of movie making. I'm a moderately good screenwriter and editor, but my love is directing. Managing a cast and crew, finding ways to get better performances from actors, getting locations to work for the shot. These are great fun. So of course, I adore SIFF: Seattle International Film Festival.
I am thoughtful, friendly, well-travelled, kink friendly, and curious. Total foodie, so do share your favorite restaurant picks.
I like new projects. Currently, that means exploring 18th century cooking recipes/techniques, and building my own copper still to make whiskey.
I'm married, in an open/poly marriage. My wife and I communicate very well, and give each other the freedom to date others. It works well for us.
Film directing, skiing, sailing, scuba diving, chess, strategy games.
Recently loving bushcraft too, or camping with minimal gear.
I have a slight southern accent from my upbringing in Georgia.
I'm confident, but not cocky.
Greek classics, The Stand, WWII history, The Singularity Is Near, Rebel Without a Crew, Roald Dahl stories, The Lexus and the Olive Tree (Anything by Thomas Friedman really), Douglas Adams, Dune, Being There
Spanish Prisoner, Brazil, The Limey, spaghetti westerns, Heat, The Big Lebowski, Larry Sanders Show, Curb Your Enthusiasm, Burn After Reading, Gattaca, Frantic, The Man Who Would Be King, House of Games, Lovejoy, Hudsucker Proxy, Amelie
Steely Dan, Zero 7, Miles Davis, Suzanne Vega, Shriekback, Cocteau Twins, Janis Ian, Kate Bush, Keb Mo, The Kinks, Randy Newman, Rush, Squirrel Nut Zippers, Taj Mahal, Pink Martini, Sasha Lazard
A great ribeye with bearnaise, curry, sushi, crab legs. In Seattle, I love Tango, El Camino, Monsoon, Canlis, El Gaucho, Kingfish Cafe.