About Me

My family and me

My family and me

Why you would want to know about me is beyond me, but here goes:

I am a 49 year old father of two, married to a wonderful, strong woman. We live in Wisconsin even though we both grew up in the DC area. We like the pace of life here but hate the 6 months of winter. We both work in health care, me on on the Medical Informatics side and she as a health care provider. We live slow, don’t watch a lot of TV, eat at home a lot and dote on our kids. We are kind of boring. Which brings me to why the heck you’re reading about me. I use the blog as a virtual journal. Feel free to leave comments. As for other aspects about me, well..just keep reading the blog.

Activities: Bicycling, snorkeling, going to concerts, canoodling, watching the kids play T-Ball and living vicariously through others.

Interests: My kids, my wife, computers, music, art, fine dining, cooking, social justice

Favorite Music:  Andrew Bird, Death Cab for Cutie, Arcade Fire, The Ghost is Dancing, Wintersleep, The Shins, Sufjan Stevens, The Postal Service, Beck, Beth Orton, The Weakerthans, Lemon Jelly, Ryan Bingham, Radiohead, Ryan Adams, Wilco, Son Volt, Rilo Kiley, Tokyo Police Club, John Renbourn, Said the Whale, M Ward, Birds of Wales, Bon Iver, Stars, Blitzen Trapper, Okkervil River, Fleet Foxes, Billy Bragg, Vampire Weekend, The Decemberists, TV On The Radio, Animal Collective, Amadou & Mariam, Bell X1, The Bird and the Bee, Neko Case, Clap Your Hands Say Yeah. *Update* Now on heavy rotation on my iPod: The Avett Brothers, Mumford and Sons, AA Bondy, and Two Door Cinema Club.

Favorite Movies: Twelve Angry Men, Casablanca, Star Wars: A New Hope and Empire Strikes Back (the other ones are crap), Blues Brothers, Blade Runner, 2001: A Space Odyssey, Full Metal Jacket, Apocalypse Now, The Godfather, The Lord of the Rings, The Princess Bride, Goodfellas, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Sound of Music, Dog Day Afternoon, Avatar, Born into Brothels, Requiem for a Dream

Favorite Books: Under the Banner of Heaven, Freakonomics, The Book of the Dun Cow, A Mote in God’s Eye, Love in the time of Cholera, The Kite Runner, A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, The Lovely Bones, anything by TC Boyle, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime, Speaker for the Dead, Lamb, World Without Us, Bloodsucking Fiends, The Art of Racing in the Rain, Xenocide

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