Thanks for visiting; I guess there are a few reasons why you might be here:
- My poetry page lists everything related to my poetry
- Taking Drugs To Write Poems To Take Drugs To
is my latest chapbook
(I usually have copies with me at readings)
- Find me online at one of these places
- My Personal/Poetry Blog, dropBrian
has been moved to its own page
- And if you’re one of those cute cubs on Growlr who seems to know more about me than I ever told him… hello, please send nudes
Poet, gamer, technical writer, sometimes photographer, very occasional music producer, stoner, priest of nothing, 21st Century Dandy—I’ve found a lot of words to describe myself; I think I’ve almost got a working definition. Then again, the point of life is—in the end—to be able to tell yourself the story of you (also, something about the love you make).
Brian is just this guy you know?
I was born in 1976, the nation’s bicentennial. The 80s happened, but I try not to dwell on the negative. Summer 1997 I got my B.A. in English Literature from the University of California at Irvine; I was entirely too young.
Remember the dotcom boom?!
That kind of degree is about as useful as you’d think, so I went back to school for an Associate’s in Computer and Information Science. I finished it!…just in time to see the Dot-com bubble burst. 🙁
(p.s. I can write HTML and CSS by hand now—a skill about as useless as a degree in English Literature.)
Brian Since 2004…
I got an official “Advanced Certification in Scientific and Technical Writing” from San Diego State University in 2004. It’s essentially an abridged Master’s, a way to take those classes without enrolling in the actual program. I did technical writing for awhile, and sometimes I can still be convinced to contribute to the odd project. I’ve kind of re-evaluated my life and priorities since 2012, when I was diagnosed with Lupus (or is it Mixed Connective Tissue Disease?
Depends on my rheumatologist’s mood I guess.) Since then, I’ve focused on surrounding myself with people, ideas, and things that bring me joy and peace.