I'm a sportswriter who doesn't stick to sports. I'm a proud Gen Xer. I've covered Icelandic handball and the Flat Earth movement. I'm slightly above beginner level in curling. I went to Duke and majored in philosophy and music, then went back for a master's in liberal studies. I play bass, drums, guitar and keyboards. I like cilantro. I mean well, even as I'm going all Socratic on people who are, like me, trying to rid the world of hatred and ignorance but need sharper arguments. I don't like starting sentences with "I."