Based in scenic Oakland, California, he currently works as Creative Director for an asset management firm in downtown San Francisco.
Beauty leaves its imprints on the mind. Throughout history, there have been many moments that can never be recovered, but you and I know that they existed.
Madeleine Thien — Do Not Say We Have Nothing
Talent must be a fanatical mistress. She’s beautiful; when you’re with her, people watch you, they notice. But she bangs on your door at odd hours, and she disappears for long stretches, and she has no patience for the rest of your existence: your wife, your children, your friends. She is the most thrilling evening of your week, but some day she will leave you for good. One night, after she’s been gone for years, you will see her on the arm of a younger man, and she will pretend not to recognize you.
David Benioff—City of Thieves
...poets are different to you and me. Poets do not escape into other worlds, they go deeper into this one.
Niall Williams—History of the Rain