Romantic, insatiably curious, and oddly optimistic. Learning as much as I can while I'm here, and saving the world, these are important to me. Story-telling, joke-telling, my vocation, and avocation, respectively. Deeply interested in industrial design, world cultures, and science and politics. Can't stop reading, can't stop trying to learn more, can't stop trying to be more kind in all ways, always. My favorite physical activities: bicycling, hiking, and giving Ms. Right as many neck rubs as she wants.