The one thing I am passionate about...
To quote Iggy Pop, I have a lust for life. I have a passion for many things. In particular, I love to make things with my hands. I love to cook and explore new flavors. I also used to work as a baker and as a professional brewer and I still love to formulate new recipes. Right now, I am beginning to experiment with some new creative ventures, writing and developing an app.
I typically spend my leisure time
Working out, enjoying nature, reading
The most influential person in my life has been
I'm looking for someone who still has a sense of wonder and excitement about the world; who is open and passionate, open-minded and understanding; who laughs readily and enjoys intimacy. There are so many imponderable qualities that it is hard to spell them all out, but I think most important is someone who is light of heart.
The first thing people notice about me
My Aussie accent. I've been living stateside for 17 years now, but still have the accent.
The last book I read and enjoyed
The last book I read was Thunderstuck by Erik Larson. It is a parallel history about Marconi and the invention of wireless communication and the way in which this technology led to the capture of a notorious murderer. In particular, it opened my mind to the varied and almost unimaginable ways in which our current generation of communicative technologies can have broader and significant impact upon our society.
The three things which I am most thankful for
- Kindness and understanding
- My health
- My extended family and the connections we still have with one another, spread across the planet as we are.
The one thing I wish MORE people would notice about me
That I am incredibly steadfast and possibly the most reasonable man in America.
Friends Describe me as
Funny, Hard Working, Intelligent, Thoughtful
A little more about me
There's much more to me than meets the eye.
Impossible to Label
What I like to read
Fantasy & Science Fiction, Literature & Fiction, Nonfiction
Books I've read
gangs of new york; manufacturing consent; collapse; shamanism, colonialism and the wild man; the golden bough; the white goddess., the unbearable lightness of being; the engineering of human souls; the wandering jew;, lord of the rings; starship troopers; i, robot;
Sports I enjoy playing
Baseball, Cycling, Hiking, Horseback Riding
Sports I enjoy watching
Baseball, Football, Hockey, Other, Soccer
Music I like to listen to
elvis costello, neil finn, frank black, david bowie, queen, radiohead, white stripes, the black keys, they might be giants, tuneyards, the cat empire, split enz, gotye, joan as policewoman, grinderman, nick cave, kate bush, john coltrane, django rheinhardt, miles davis, duke ellington, vince jones, king oliver, louis armstrong,, punch brothers, tuneyards, thomas tallis, hildegarde von bingen, wolfgang amadeaus mozart, johann sebastian bach, phillip glass, kronos quartet
Music I like to perform
Bluegrass, Blues, Folk and Traditional
Movies I like to Watch
Comedy, Crime Drama, Science
Favorite Movies to Watch
the third man; roman holiday; 3.10 to yuma; the great dictator; to kill a mockingbird; the maltese falcon; casablanca, les enfants du paradis, wings of desire; tampopo; the seven samurai, wings of desire
TV I like to Watch
Comedy, Crime Drama, News/Journalism
My Favorite TV Shows
the wire, the big bang theory, the rachel maddow show