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, Wrath-Bearing Tree, 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 reflections on philosophy, history, and current world affairs, along with books I’ve written, books I recommend, and photos of my travels. I try to fuse together a romantic and realist style in my writing (though in some pieces one can be more present than the other), and a main theme that I hope remains constant through all of my work is the belief that human beings can create and enjoy order, beauty, and meaning for their own sake in the face of an ultimately meaningless and chaotic universe.
Intellectual influences include: Christopher Hitchens, George Orwell, Gore Vidal, Thomas Paine, Thomas Jefferson, Karl Marx, Voltaire, Michael Harrington, Marcus Aurelius, and Rabbi Sherwin Wine. I’ve been loving life for twenty-eight years and hope to love life for seventy-two more.