About Me

I was born a small white boy. I have grown up to be a big white boy, a geek, a nerd, a foodie, a raving liberal, a musician, an aspiring writer, a father and a grandfather, a soldier, a some-time singer, a gamer, a cab driver, a web designer, a lab tech, a door-to-door encyclopedia salesman, a short-order cook, a long-time college student, an idiot, a sage, a pendant...


I read, not as much as I'd like or probably should:
  • Philip Roth
  • Mark Twain
  • Henry Miller
  • Kurt Vonnegut
  • John Steinbeck
  • Ernest Hemingway
As you can see, my literary tastes are very American. I am unapologetic about it; I like what I like, but I am open to anything.

I listen to an awful lot of music (a lot of awful music, according to some):
  • Thievery Corporation
  • DJ Shadow
  • Kruder & Dorfmeister
  • Tosca
  • Bebel Gilberto
  • Bj√∂rk
  • Cassandra Wilson
  • Air
  • Koop
  • Sufjan Stevens
  • Iron & Wine
My music taste is far more cosmopolitan than my literary tastes.