Ever since I first walked into a university, this description has felt inaccurate to me. Sure, I am a researcher and writer. I love what I do. But what I do is not restricted to academia. I am a creative writer, a visual artist, a karateka, and a lover of all things odd and unusual.

This is not just my personal website. It is an experiment. I explore how work and play interact. All my research projects, including my thesis, began while I was playing. I produce my best work when I take time to play. But work gives way to play too. It stimulates me to explore, to share, and to connect.

That’s why I blog about academic conferences, as well as rock concerts. Why I write about trashy novels, as well as high culture. Why I work, as well as play. It’s all connected, baby.