At various times in my life, I’ve been a journalist, writer, Lonely Planet author (over two dozen titles since 2002), ASL (American Sign Language) instructor, camp counselor for Deaf and hearing kids, writing instructor, editorial director, startup co-founder, creative strategist, editorial consultant, standup comedian, wedding coordinator, and writing coach.

1. I really, really like words. 2. I also like a) minimalism, b) travel, c) lists, and d) thinking about Deep Shit. In fact, I’m currently writing a book/workbook about how to use lists and quantified self techniques to find your own personal meaning in life.