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 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, Outlaw Poetry, and Paste Magazine; 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: Christopher Hitchens, George Orwell, Gore Vidal, Thomas Paine, Thomas Jefferson, Karl Marx, Voltaire, Michael Harrington, Slavoj Žižek, Marcus Aurelius. Organizations I support and am a member of (and whose meetings I rarely attend) include: the Democratic Socialists of America, the Liberal Gun Club, and The Jewish Federation. I've been loving life for twenty-seven years and hope to love life for seventy-three more.