Don’t prioritize the destructive diatribe of your downward spiral over the disembodied voice of a well meaning oracle coming out of your phone.
— Delphi, The Oracle of Dusk

Do you know what you’re looking for in my “biography?” Obviously, I won’t tell you everything. There’s something unwise in revealing very scrap of my person—figuratively or otherwise to you—because no matter how open with who I am, I’ll never meet your expectations. That sort of thing has never been my strongest suit. Some are quick to say.

But there are things I can tell you. I can try to piece together what got me here, with you. If that’s something you care about.


Warning: depictions of a volatile parent/child dynamic shot of outright abuse. Skippable if need be.


What do you want to know?

Q. What is your idea of “a good life” or a happy life?

A. Consistency, I guess. I usually think in terms of the corresponding “bad life,” which would be one of hypocrisy. I think in that life, you (who should be your biggest supporter and proponent) are constantly stating that you are wrong, that your beliefs are wrong, and everything you proclaim is a lie. Sure, you’re beliefs can change, but they should formally change and not be ignored when convenient.

Q. What is your greatest fear?

A. It’s a tie between not being able to run from my many inadequacies or not being able to prevent something I saw in a dream from happening.

Q. What is your biggest regret?

A. Silence

Q. What human being do you most admire?

A. … There’s an entire tape series devoted to that person.

Q. If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be?

A. My tendency to panic. I panic. I try to fix things. Sometimes it doesn’t work, and then everything tends to spiral into something I have no chance of handling.

Q. Did you go to college? Thoughts on the whole experience.

A. I did. Ultimately, it was worthwhile, and I would recommend it. I had a couple classes I loved: a political philosophy class and a sociology class. Then there were the tedious ones like business calculus and a psychology course I took that was the definition of false advertisement. But all in all, I’m happy I spent time away from my family and where I grew up in a context that was meant to be focused on you growing into yourself. It worked wonders on me.

Q. What sorts of foods do you like?

A. Anything new. It’s the excitement I like.

Q. What do you consider your greatest achievement?

A. My independence. Some people can find a balance without it. I’ve seen it happen. But I am not one of those people.

Q. What is your dream career?

A. Definitely not being a psychic. I did try theater tech once. I wish I had stuck with it. But honestly, I don’t do well in emotionally raw situations. Got burned once. Never again.

Q. What do you do in your spare time?

A. Drink a lot of coffee and write.

Q. What is your best attribute?

A. Being perceptive. Which seems odd to say, but I think it’s pretty foundational.