In addition to being a brother and son, I'm a Jewish-American writer, veteran, secular humanist, stoic, and proud member of what I call "the anti-totalitarian, pro-Enlightenment left". My professional background includes 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, Thought Catalog, and Wrath-Bearing Tree; but what you can expect to find on my personal website (where I shout into the void and hope the void shouts back) are my personal reflections on philosophy, history, current world affairs, and— occasionally— food, along with books I've written, books I recommend, and photos of my travels.
Intellectual influences include (but are not limited to): Christopher Hitchens, George Orwell, Sidney Hook, Thomas Paine, Thomas Jefferson, Voltaire, Nick Cohen, Sam Harris, Ernest Hemingway, Marcus Aurelius, and Rabbi Sherwin Wine. Groups I've been happy to be a part of, in the past and in the present, include: Democratic Socialists of America, the Society for Humanistic Judaism, the Liberal Gun Club, Friends of the IDF, and The Jewish Federation. I've been loving life for twenty-seven years and hope to love life for seventy-three more.