In addition to being a brother and son, I’m a Jewish-American writer, veteran, secular humanist, stoic, and proud member of the anti-totalitarian populist left. My professional background is a mixture of military service, political organizing, and defense contracting. Due to my work I have lived and traveled all over the world: Asia, Africa, Europe, South America, the Caribbean, and the Middle East. My writing has been featured at The Humanist, Areo Magazine, Outlaw Poetry, Wrath-Bearing Tree, and Paste Magazine; but what you’ll find on my personal website (where I shout into the void and hope the void shouts back) are my reflections on philosophy, history, and current world affairs, along with books I’ve written, books I recommend, and photos of my travels.
My intellectual influences are all dead men, but that’s alright, they say never meet your heroes: Christopher Hitchens, George Orwell, Gore Vidal, Thomas Paine, Thomas Jefferson, Ovid, Karl Marx, Voltaire, Michael Harrington, Marcus Aurelius, and Anthony Bourdain. I’ve been loving life for twenty-eight years and hope to love life for seventy-two more.