I once spent a month and a half consuming nothing but whiskey and coffee.
I am a recovering pessimist and I now incorporate a healthy dose of idealism with my realism. I lean rather strongly toward empiricism while recognizing its inherent limits; I am an enthusiastic exponent of Russell's humanist empiricism, as well as Merleau-Ponty's phenomenology. Politically I tend toward democratic socialism.
What Gives Me Hope
Children laughing, the fabulous people with whom I work, and Lindsey Lohan.
If I were Mayor, I'd make the world a better place by