Constantine Markides

Location Brooklyn, NY
Occupation Writer / Journalist

About Me

Anatomical Specifications: Male, 6′3”, 185 pounds, brown hair, brown eyes, unevolved from a piliferous perspective but otherwise firmly Homo sapiens.

Education: BA in philosophy from Columbia and MA in English from University College London, both invaluable to the intellectual life and both valueless to a novelist’s life (see “Work Experience” for details).

Work Experience (in alphabetic order): bartender, book reviewer, brain study subject, busker, caretaker, carpenter, caterer, conscript, counselor, editor, farm worker, fashion exec assistant, fish market packer, foreign correspondent, garbage compactor, gardener, grip, harmonica instructor, high school tutor, house painter, human rights researcher, journalist, lawn mower, library aide, lifeguard, literary agent assistant, mover, music teacher, newspaper reporter, office aid to Rabbi, proofreader, publishing intern, recycling inspector, road worker, sternman, stock analyst, stringer, substitute teacher, swimming instructor, technology teacher, trail maintainer, transcriber, translator, tree planter, tunaboat crewman, waiter, website consultant.

Skills: Archaeological proficiency in the archaic newspaper and literary practices of late-twentieth century antiquity.

Religious Affiliation: Affiliate with believers and non-believers alike. Unsettled by the possibility that God doesn’t exist and even more so by the possibility that he does.

Political Beliefs: Reject the politics of freedom fries. Opposed to all varieties of authoritarianism and illegitimate power except in own fiction, where despotic rule is the norm.

Philosophical outlook: Cynic with crypto-idealist leanings.

Moral Fabric: Highly variable.

Emotional Status: Mostly clear, subject to climactic disturbances and occasional pyroclastic surges.

Infirmities: Recovering egoholic who in moments of weakness lapses into former delusions of self-grandeur.

Communist Terrorist Affiliations: None.


*If you were hoping for something more like a resume, see my LinkedIn page at http://linkedin/in/constantinemarkides

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Constantine Markides – Oct 23, 2009

Well, the most famous cynic of all lived in a tub and allegedly once masturbated openly in public so I suppose they come in all shapes and sizes...

Darryl Price – Oct 23, 2009

A cynic who's also a tree planter--I like it! Welcome.

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