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Writing a bio

I just submitted a bio for the “Athens Picture Show” program, which will be including “Failing the Dover Test.” I find writing bios to be weird anyway, and doing it in 2-3 sentences is particularly surreal. How the heck do you sum up three and a half decades of life with less than a sentence per decade? Fortunately, much of my life isn’t terribly relevant to the event, so I can leave out most of it. Here’s what I came up with:

Jason arrived in Athens in 2000 after a circuitous journey that included two Master’s degrees from Indiana University and a brief stint moving stacks of cardboard 50 feet at a potato chip plant north of Kansas City. He currently works at UGA and also does freelance web and software development through Transparent Media, Inc.