I lived in Des Moines as a kid, spent most of my life in the Arizona desert, and recently returned to Des Moines, where I live with my dog, Mort. I'm an amazing trivia teammate and a terrible dancer. In my spare time, I volunteer with Academic Decathlon (a high school academic competition) and ponder what The Bachelor says about the world at large.
You are a superhero. What power would you choose?
Like Rogue from The X- Men, I would want to be able to absorb the powers of other superheroes. This may be the equivalent of wishing for more wishes.
If you could learn to do anything, what would it be?
Drive a stick shift. It could be important in the zombie apocalypse.
Inspire our readers. What's your favorite quote?
"The really important kind of freedom involves attention, and awareness, and discipline, and effort, and being able to truly care about other people and to sacrifice for them, over and over, in myriad petty little ways, every day." - David Foster Wallace