I am a denizen of the in-between, thrive in the uncategorized gray area between male and female, art and science, intellectual and physical. I design and write industrial software by day and stories by night (and on weekends and during flights and over holidays and vacations). I am as much of a luddite as I can manage, given my career, and on my iPod classic, Mozart, Beethoven, and Verdi chum around with Ani DiFranco, The Cure, Brandi Carlisle, Pearl Jam, The Cowboy Junkies, and some random punk. I can cook and sew and fix a toilet and install a custom closet. I used to paint house exteriors for a living. I am a slow but devout runner and mediocre triathlete, and sweaty is one of my natural states. I have commuted over 10,000 miles on my single speed bicycle. I have forgotten more about physics than most people will ever know, and I still cry when I read Willa Cather’s “A Wagner Matinee” or Amy Bloom’s “Silver Water.” I believe in hard-earned happiness and the ultimate power of the written word. I have lived in Boston, Chicago, and St. Petersburg, FL, but my home is wherever my partner, Anna, is.