Currently I'm a software engineer and writer based in NYC.
I founded New Worker Magazine, Design Strategist, Pure Cure Technology and a number of organizations, some halfway legitimate.
I used to be a public high school teacher, and worked for some years in international education. I have a teaching certificate from Cambridge and graduated magna cum laude from UC Berkeley with a degree in Rhetoric (what?) and in natural resource conservation.
For most of my adult life, I have not worked. I chose to not work because I hate the fucking system, and also because I fucking hate the fucking system. At some intervals in not working, I was an activist; other times I just lived in places where a couple hundred bucks can stretch you a year. I've lived in 4 countries and 7 states and have traveled extensively across the U.S. and about 30 other countries. Even though most of my recent career is in the field of "work," I'm not proud that I work. Work sucks. Hi, recruiters!
My disdain can largely be traced to two horrific incidences of corporate and state malfeasance that ruined my parents' health and finances when I was a teenager. Justice was never served, but on the upside, I came away with a lavish sense of sociopolitical alienation and a demonstrably lovely gallows humor.
In all seriousness, it's hard for me to fuck with seriousness lately. For the last few years, I've been trying out not giving a fuck and just making things because I enjoy it. I guess one of those things brought you here. That's something. Thanks for reading.
My latest project launched in January 2019: ➰➰➰.