I have measured out my life with coffee spoons

everything was beautiful, and nothing hurt.

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I'm a happily married 30 year old guy with a B.A. in English, a B.A. in Film Studies, and a Master's in Psychology/Counseling. I'm a liberal, a book/music/movie geek, a vegetarian, and probably too cynical for my own good - which is why I have quite possibly the cutest baby on the face of the earth to balance it all out. Madeline was born in January 2007, and she means absolutely everything to us.

"Who what am I? My answer: I am the sum total of everything that went before me, of all I have been seen done, of everything done-to-me. I am everyone everything whose being-in-the-world affected was affected by mine. I am anything that happens after I've gone which would not have happened if I had not come. Nor am I particularly exceptional in this matter; each "I," every one of the now-six-hundred-million-plus of us, contains a similar multitude. I repeat for the last time: to understand me, you'll have to swallow a world." - Salman Rushdie

"...to remain silent and indifferent is the greatest sin of all..." - Elie Wiesel

"Life's most persistent and urgent question is, What are you doing for others?" - Martin Luther King, Jr.

"To practice any art, no matter how well or badly, is a way to make your soul grow. So do it." - Kurt Vonnegut

"Be curious, not judgmental." - Walt Whitman

"Among those whom I like or admire, I can find no common denominator, but among those whom I love, I can: all of them make me laugh." - W.H. Auden

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