I live at the intersection of arts, activism, & spirituality.
I previously co-founded two intentional communities, and spent a total of fifteen years living in them. The first was a Buddhist practice community; the second was an urban homesteading community.
In Missoula Montana, I co-founded the Open Field Artists performance art collective and the collectively-managed Tipu's Tiger Café. In Portland Oregon, I served on the collective management team of People's Food Co-op, chaired the board for Tryon Life Community Farm, and worked in the Community Rights movement.
I'm an ordained teacher of Buddhist meditation & practice through the Triratna Buddhist Community, and trained to guide wilderness rites of passage through the School of Lost Borders. As an author, playwright, and theatre director, I'm also a former member of LineStorm Playwrights.
I've done freelance building & handyman work for many years. I love to use my hands as well as my head & heart. I've done some fun projects, some of which you can see on my services page.
I've published my short stories, plays & poems in magazines & anthologies. Much of my writing focuses around issues of social justice.
I try to blend the creative, the reverent, and the righteously angry. I believe deeply in the possibility of a better world through the design of intelligent systems that allow people to be more fully human. Go here to read more about the informing myth for my life & work.