That's a rather existential question, I think we can all agree.
Let's start with why you are probably here: my writing.
For the past few years, I have been immersed in literary fiction, with my latest project being a novel, Ahnwee Days, a satire on the perils of small-town life. My short stories have appeared in seventeen literary magazines and anthologies, most recently American Fiction 14, and Hunting in the Dark was published as a “flash novel” by Bartleby Snopes (Oct 2014). Thus far, I have been a finalist for five short story contests and counting. **sigh** One the bright side, my one-act, Manfinders.com, was the Metropolitan State University playwriting contest back in 2003.
Regarding non-fiction, I am the author of Bi America: Myths, Truths, and Struggles of an Invisible Community, a book about the bisexual community and the bisexual experience. My work is or has appeared in the Handbook of LGBT Elders (Debra A. Harley and Pamela B. Teaster Editors, Springer 2016), the Lambda Book Report, reviewing LGBT books of note, the Journal of Bisexuality, and the now defunct GLBT Press paper in the Twin Cities. I am a former columnist for Lavender Magazine in Minneapolis, with For Whom The Bill Tolls looking at LGBT community groups in the Twin Cities and In the Pink, examining LGBT health. I have also been published in the Star Tribune.
Something new, is my little project, Flexible Press. I don't know where this is going yet, but that's the brand I'm using for my self-publishing as well as an exciting new project, Lake Street, and, in the future, who knows what else.
I do other stuff besides write; although, it doesn't seem like it some times.
I have been active in the non-profit sector, having served on the board of directors of PFund, a LGBT foundation, as the VP of Programming, and at the Men's Center, a Twin Cities social service organization. Past projects include a needs assessment of the bisexual community in Minnesota in 2012, serving as one of the founders of the Bisexual Organizing Project, a Minnesota advocacy and support organization, twice coordinating BECAUSE: the Midwest Conference on Bisexuality, and co-founding and producing for five years the weekly Minneapolis cable access television show, BiCities!
Beyond that, I can be found hiking in state parks, working out at the Y, or just hanging out at one of about twenty coffee shops I frequent.
And I have a real job: I am currently employed as a communications professional.