Jun 11, 2006

Counting to 24

I am a Christian, an Anglo-Catholic; a poststructuralist, pacifist, and neo-luddite; a writer, reader, talker, newspaper reporter, college graduate, and blogger; a friend to two or three scores of people who'd go way out of their way to help me; an American; a blond haired, blue eyed, 6 foot 3 inch, overweight, near-sighted, straight, single white male; a pro-life Democrat, a member of the unnamed generation that came of age in the parentheses between the Cold War and the War on Terror, the eldest of eight children, the son of back-to-the-land, live-in-community Jesus People; a lover of grotesques, Tom Waits, Faulkner, Cormac McCarthy, Bob Dylan, Graham Green, DeLillo, hysterical realism, magic realism, Folk music, Indie music, American Gothic, Blues, This American Life, and boxing; a reader of Derrida, Wendell Berry, Philip K. Dick, Zizek, Heidegger, and Merleau-Ponty; tattooed with a Kurt Vonnegut sentence; a traveler, coffee drinker, smoker, wood carver, scrabble player, chess player, West Coaster living in Georgia .... &, today, I am 24.