Let’s start from the beginning.

Hi, my name is Sam. Samuel Gordon Taggart.

I was born in Philadelphia a little over 30 years ago. I was two months premature & spent four weeks in an incubator. Apparently the doctor almost “pulled my head off” with forceps trying to get me out. At least that’s what my mom overheard one of the nurses say. (TMI?) ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

I grew up in South Philly, & left when I was 18. Since then, I’ve lived in Boston. & Los Angeles. & Buenos Aires. & New York. & San Francisco. & New York, again.

I have an incredible, supporting family — two parents, a younger brother, & an older sister. Along with a brother-in-law, & their kids — a niece & a nephew. A grandmother. An aunt. Three cousins. & an uncle that lives in Russia. & more.

& a cat. I have a cat, too. Her name is Emma & she’s the queen. I’m a cat person. My childhood cat lived to be 24.

When I was a little kid, I’d fill sketchbooks on the regular. I also apparently preferred to build structures & shapes out of toy cars rather than play with them.

I believe that happiness is when what you think, what you say, & what you do are in harmony. That’s actually a Gandhi quote. I have it tattooed on my chest.

I believe in following momentum.

I’m spiritual. I’m not religious.

I’m an extroverted introvert. I love being with people. I love being alone.

I’m a Taurus.

I have 11 tattoos.

My favorite number is 5.

I love sports (ball is life). & music. & travel. & my bicycle.

& FOOD. I. love. Food. (I. love. bread.) (I like turtles.)

I watch a lot of Food Network but I don’t really cook. Yet.

I have a passion for California — I’ve lived there, twice (see above) — & am generally a restless soul always looking for a new adventure.

Despite being a city kid, I love nature. Particularly the night sky & catching the sun rise.

Martha’s Vineyard is my happy place.

So is Joshua Tree.

I have a tendency to wear my mind on my sleeve.

I have a history of taking off my shirt.

Not those last two.

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