In a nutshell

I'm a writer, a veteran, a secular humanist, a proud member of the anti-totalitarian left, a democratic socialist, a descendant of German Jews, and a damn good cook if I do say so myself. Before I dropped out of college (without regrets mind you) I studied Biology, Psychology, and Philosophy and minored in Journalism. My professional background includes a mixture of military service, private military contracting, and political organizing (including one presidential campaign). Due to my work I have lived and traveled all over the world: Asia, Africa, Europe, the Middle East. My writing has been featured in a wide array of publications including: Thought Catalog, The Humanist, Areo Magazine, and Intellectual Takeout. What you can expect to find on my website are my personal reflections on philosophy, history, current world affairs, and food. I've been loving life for twenty-five years and hope to love life for seventy-five more.

Influences

Marcus Aurelius, Ernest Hemingway, Hunter S. Thompson, Thomas Paine, Christopher Hitchens, H.L. Mencken, George Orwell, Thomas Jefferson, Mark Twain, Voltaire, Nick Cohen, Sam Harris, Anthony Bourdain, Penn Jillette, Sidney Hook, Dan Savage, Slavoj Žizek.