“Dance is for everybody. I believe that the dance came from the people and that it should always be delivered back to the people. ”— Alvin Ailey
“There's only one rule that I know of, babies-God damn it, you've got to be kind. ” —Kurt Vonnegut
“The best spiritual instruction is when you wake up in the morning and say, 'I wonder what's going to happen today.' And then carry that kind of curiosity through your life. ”— Pema Chödrön
“The man who is really serious, with the urge to find out what truth is, has no style at all. He lives only in what is. ”— Bruce Lee
“Perfection is not when there is no more to add, but no more to take away. ”— Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
“Sell your cleverness and buy bewilderment. ”— Rumi
“There is more wisdom in your body than in your deepest philosophy. ”— Friedrich Nietzsche
“A revolution without dancing is not a revolution worth having.”— Emma Goldman
“If you have been, then continue to and don't even think of stopping. ”— Kurt Vonnegut
How to Dance
I am writing a book about dancing. You've probably heard the saying, "How you do anything is how you do everything". This book is an exploration of everything, through the lense of lindy hop. If you're interested in either lindy hop or everything, you may find this book interesting.
Hire Me to Edit, Proofread, or Copywrite
Is there a tedious, word-oriented task you dread, such as proofreading, creating copy for your website or writing class descriptions? Do you need constructive feedback on a writing project? I love that stuff. Contact me about it. Interesting trades considered.
Lindy hop is a dance form that represents the pinnacle of human creative achievement. A mixture of European partner dancing and African American jazz vernacular, it co-evolved with jazz during the 20s and 30s to create a perfect partnership of dance and music.
I am learning to play the upright bass. It is fucking hard.
Going Back to School
Year last I quit my fancy programming career and decided to go back to school. I've been accepted to the Master of Jurisprudence Program in the Law School of the University of Washington, and I start this coming Fall 2019. I'M SO EXCITED.
The Human Method
One of the most vital and important things we can do in these dark times is communicate with each other, and I find that is one of the hardest and scariest things to do. Here is a guide I use when talking to people with wildly differing world views.