I’ve seen some stuff. I’ve traveled. I’ve eaten great food in 44 countries and 49 states (not yet to South Carolina; I was waiting for them to remove the Confederate flag from state capitol grounds, which they have now done). I teach writing, argument, and literature at Saint Martin’s University in Lacey, Washington, USA. I got engaged July 5, 2016 at Angkor Wat, Cambodia. I can’t abide any restrictions to free speech (fire in a crowded theater without a fire notwithstanding). I want everyone to read more, eat better, think deeper, embrace complexity, simply. And take naps. Death Valley National Park is my place when I need a place to go to.