I'm basically a good-hearted, responsible guy, but eccentric and rakish enough to be fun and just brimming with joie de vivre. I'm generally fun to be around, especially if you like experiencing new things with somebody who shares your sense of adventure and wonder. When I was 18, I resolved to live a life I could
write about in a best-selling memoir, and since then that path has taken me to Japan, where I worked for three years subverting their public school system from within -- China, where I nearly died crossing into Tibet -- Egypt, where I
found a mummy (or rather part of one) while cycling though the Valley of the Nobles -- Bosnia, where I profiled the last elected non-nationalist leader in the whole country --
New York City, where I worked the late-night "murder/mayhem" shift as a tabloid reporter since 1998 -- and most recently to Burning Man in middle of the Nevada desert, where I found 30,000 other creative, hedonistic freaks at least as eccentric as I am.