Hey. I’m Paul. I grew up in the Hell’s Kitchen neighborhood of New York City. You know, where Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, and Iron Fist hang out. Like them, I’ve always been torn between multiple lives: teaching martial arts and yoga, writing, recording music, playing poker for a living, and all sorts of other fun stuff.

I love to learn new things, teach the things I know, and write about all the things I’m interested in, like math, language, movies, travel, and baseball. I could fairly be called a nihilist, an anarchist, a libertarian, a socialist, and an atheist. I’m currently a poker hobo. A vegan vagabond. A perpetual student of the world, making an experiment out of life.

I am a nihilist

"Nothing really matters, you know," one might say. "So?" I might ask. I do not believe that anything really matters, in any sort of metaphysical sense. I find all efforts to establish some objective or authoritative guidelines for how humans should behave - call these...

I am a vegan vagabond

"Where do you live?" It's an odd question. I live wherever I am and nowhere that I am not. Of course, that's not what people mean when they ask, "Where do you live?" They really mean, "Where do you keep your stuff?" Or, "What piece of property do you rent or own and...

I am a poker hobo

I've been playing poker "seriously" for the better part of the last twenty years. I could share a charming story of what led me down this path, but for now I want to talk about the future, not the past. Three and a half years ago, I moved to New Jersey to play on...

I am not a polyglot (yet)

Late last year, someone asked me how many languages I speak. I responded with, "One and many halves." I am fluent in English. I'm prone to babbling on and on about almost any subject, and I've even written a few books. I can speak enough Spanish to get by, but I'd...