Hello there. How are you doing? I’m good, thanks for asking. My name is Philo. No, it isn’t short for anything. And no, not like the dough – cause that is actually spelled & pronounced differently. It’s Philo (pronounced “figh-lo”) – just like Philo T. Farnsworth, the inventor of television.

I have been living in Los Angeles for the past 9 years, but I’m originally from Seattle so there’s Pacific Northwest moss growing beneath my California sunshine. I also spent quite a few years living in San Francisco which could explain the occasional fog.

Maybe you already know me from my hooping life or the award winning video that even hit the New York Times. Maybe you’re a reader from my San Francisco Chronicle days (writing stuff like this), or maybe you’re a listener of my trauma podcast. Whatever brought you here, welcome!

Here you’ll find my blog, my often strange photography, and my freelance web design work. Still to come are pages dedicated to my upcoming novel and my music. In the meantime, I’m pretty notorious for putting way too much time and thought into my Apple Music playlists and you can also find me on the Twitter & the Instagram.  And if you’re really into Privacy Policies, I’ve got one of those too.