The red thread in my life is bottomless curiosity for the world in which we live. To learn about fleeting interests, you should read my Now page. Below is an overview of the topics that have been with me for decades.
Hailing from a long line of band geeks, I got my first toy piano at age four, and I haven’t been the same since. I know my way around most wind and percussion instruments, and developed a keen relationship first with the trumpet and the oboe, then the guitar, and now, finally, the piano. Making music is the single most effective tool in my mental health toolkit.
As a young adult I worked as a freelance photographer, and to this day I have a great appreciation for the art of photography. I have a few digital cameras, but most of my love I pour into my Polaroid. Take a look at my instant photography archive.
I was academically trained as a linguist and literary theorist and was on a path to a career in comics studies before making a pivot towards design. Languages still hold a place in my heart, and I often use language learning as a way to relax and keep me on my toes. Currently, I’m diving into Korean, and enjoying it thoroughly.
I’m an advocate for an Internet that is kind, accessible, transparent, and designed to foster connection and understanding. There’s great joy in maintaining my own website, and meeting many others who do the same.