Paul Butzi |||

Why contact me?

Some of my best friends are people I’ve met through the internet, so if you’ve got something to share with me, I definitely want to hear from you. Go ahead and send me email!

No, I won’t put your email address on some annoying mailing list, nor will I sell it to someone or share it with someone.

If you haven’t sent me email before, please tell me a little about yourself so I feel like I’m corresponding with a real person and not a chatbot. If you’re not sure what to include, try answering the question What’s it like to be you?”

Social Media?

I like email as a form of communication. It’s asynchronous, so you can send me email even if I’m busy with something important, like listening to the Swainson’s Thrushes or the owl that nests near the woodshed. And then, when I’m not busy, or after I’ve had time to think a bit, I can answer you, even if you’re busy. It’s like writing letters, but free and nearly instant, and the letters follow me even if I’m traveling.

This preference for fairly low bandwidth, low velocity asynchronous communication marks me as something of a luddite in a world of telephones, Facetime, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and the vast array of social media.

I know a lot of people feel DMs on various social media platforms are the equivalent of email, but for a variety of reasons I don’t use social media. Just send me email.