5/30/15: Back on Jdate after a 3 year hiatus my pix and essays need an update. I'm living 2/3 NYC now (NoMad), 1/3 SF.
Henry James's advice to young writers - "show, don't tell" - I think works works well for online dating essays, especially when I'm asked to describe my personality. It is always on display and the astute observer will glean what they ought - the importance of words to me, the premium I place on accurately describing experience, the value of stories (lived, read, written) that serve as transducers for meaning ….
Well - not to be totally difficult - I go back and forth between a tech career (marketing in the software business), which I tend to do in intense spurts of 2-3 years (typically at a startup that gets acquired, or goes down the toilet), and periods of 1-2 years in which I take some sort of sabbatical, planned or as-it-unfolds, in which I write, do yoga, travel, or some other off-career-track escapade. These are the facts, anyway - the nouns and verbs if not the adjectives of who I am.