In 2005, I married my “high school sweetheart” and–after over a decade–she is still putting up with me.
We’re animal people. I have, at the time of this writing, 5 cats, a hamster, a dog, and a 40 gallon tank full of fish.
I read a lot. Philosophy, Religion, Science, History, Fiction. You name it. I’m interested in it. In 2015, I finished a reading project in which I read 1,000 books in 1,000 days. I also try to keep up on the latest research in the social science literature. I read National Geographic and Scientific American Mind, in addition to following the new publications in dozens of journals affiliated with Science Direct.
I write a little. I wrote a book about curiosity at the beginning of 2014, and I’ve been trying to live out its principles ever since. At the end of 2015, I published a novel as part of National Novel Writing Month. Since 2010, I’ve written over 500 articles online and continue to write occasionally on my personal blog, Relentless Curiosity.
Philosophically, I identify strongly with existentialist thought (read my essay, Resignation and Revolt). Religiously, I consider myself a Christian (see my “Ricene Creed“) and am becoming increasingly fond of liberation theology and committed to social justice. Politically, while I may lean a little left of center, I try to keep an open mind and like to think of myself as “extremely moderate.”
I’m obsessed with coffee. While I’m not on any strict diet, I try to eat both healthily (high protein and fiber, low refined carbs and sugars) and sustainably (little meat and dairy). Finally, I’ve been doing intermittent fasting (16/8 method) since September 2015.
From 2010-2014, I worked in Internet marketing space: email marketing, social media, seo, content development, etc.
Since 2014, I’ve worked as a sales data analyst for a company that makes home organization products.
I am proficient in Microsoft Excel (including VBA), Tableau, MySQL, and R Programming…I’m kind of a data geek.
On the side, I continue a business I started in 2011 as a freelance ghost writer for business consultants.
Bachelor of Science in Business Economics. The University of Kentucky. 2009.
Master of Business Administration. Youngstown State University. 2013.