David Olimpio grew up in Texas, but currently lives and writes in Northern New Jersey. He believes that we create ourselves through the stories we tell, and that is what he aims to do every day. Usually, you can find him driving his truck around the Garden State with his dog, Rothko, who helps maintain his photo blog. He has been published in The Nervous Breakdown, The Austin Review, Rappahannock Review, Crate, The Good Men Project, and others. You can find more about him at davidolimpio.com, including links to his writing and photography. He tweets every day about a broad range of important topics, from the ontological meaning of dog-poop bags to the erotic potential of red velvet cake.