In a nutshell

I'm a writer, veteran, secular humanist, proud member of the anti-totalitarian left, a descendant of German Jews, and a damn good cook (if I do say so myself). After three years of studying Biology, Psychology, and Philosophy and minoring in Journalism, I left university to pursue a more exciting life... and so far have not been disappointed. My professional background includes a mixture of military service, private military contracting, and political organizing (including one presidential campaign). Due to my work I have lived and traveled all over the world: Asia, Africa, Europe, the Caribbean, and the Middle East. My writing has been featured in a wide array of publications including Thought Catalog, The Humanist, Areo Magazine, and Intellectual Takeout. What you can expect to find on my website (where I shout into the void and hope the void shouts back) are my personal reflections on philosophy, history, current world affairs, and food. I've been loving life for twenty-six years and hope to love life for seventy-four more.

Influences

Christopher Hitchens, Marcus Aurelius, Ernest Hemingway, Thomas Paine, Andrew Sullivan, George Orwell, Thomas Jefferson, Mark Twain, Voltaire, Nick Cohen, Sam Harris, Anthony Bourdain, Penn Jillette, Stephen Fry.