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. After three years of studying Biology, Psychology, and Philosophy and minoring in Journalism, I left university to pursue a more exciting life... and so far have not been disappointed. 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, and 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-six years and hope to love life for seventy-four more.

Influences

Marcus Aurelius, Ernest Hemingway, Hunter S. Thompson, Gay Talese, Epicurus, 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.