To be as comprehensive as possible, I guess I’ll start by saying I create things—stories, poems, graphics, and the like, to be specific.

I am a husband, a father, a son, a brother. I’m generally proud of my life, mostly because I think it’s pretty rad. I’m a SAHD (or stay-at-home dad, for you less cultured folks). I hope to one day be a professor. And a published author. And an astronaut. Oh, and a famous chef. All in that order.

I was married at 19, which is young, I know, but I wouldn’t change a thing. My wife is a redhead both externally and internally. (I’ll leave the interpretations up to you this time.) We lived for a year in Honduras before giving up and retreating back to the Land of Stars and Stripes.

My kids are the most amazing and exhausting components of my life. They’re good at looking like angels in photographs, but don’t let them fool you.

I’m a student. Still. I never thought I’d find myself in grad school, but alas, I should’ve known what I was getting myself into when I decided to major in English. I think I’ll always be a student, even once I’ve graduated.

I don’t do much in my free time, mostly because I don’t much have free time these days. When I’m not taking care of my kids, cleaning house, cooking meals, reading and writing for school, or spending time with my family, I’m usually sleeping. I do, though, like to play the guitar, hike, whack tennis balls over court-side fences, and drive around aimlessly.

I guess that’s me. In a— What’s larger than a nutshell? A grapefruit? Yeah, that’s me in a grapefruit.