I am a nihilist

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...
I am a vegan vagabond

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,...
I am a poker hobo

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...
I am not a polyglot (yet)

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...