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, Molly Ivins, George Orwell, Gore Vidal, Thomas Paine, Thomas Jefferson, Ovid, Karl Marx, Voltaire, Michael Harrington, Marcus Aurelius, George Carlin, and Anthony Bourdain. I’ve been loving life for twenty-eight years and hope to love life for seventy-two more.