Professional Forensic and Medical Anthropologist. Historical Archaeologist and Historian..European and Colonial North America (love those Mountain Men!) Archival addict - love the smell of mildew in the morning. It smells like..history and knowledge! Science and technical writer. Lobbyist when necessary - there's nothing more fun than embarrassing a politician with his/her own words :). Enjoy tracking futures and business trends. Alas, I lack the funds to indulge in such frivolities :) Love Statistics - the switch of a single variable can change how we interpret and view so many things. Love the Shock of the New. Love to travel. Love my family. Love England, Scotland, Wales, Ireland, France. South America. Dinna ken wha am still 'ere.
Currently focused on the hypothalamus, a tiny organ (not the Wurlitzer kind) which regulates most everything in the human body, and when slightly damaged, causes an amazing array of physiological, physical and behavioral problems. Why are there so few medical researchers interested in this magical, majestic, yet miniature organ in the brain?
Where are the long-term studies conducted on patients who underwent stereotactic hypothalamotomies? Why do the drugs used to prevent seizures, drain the body of D3? Used to think genetic flippers were triggered randomly. Not anymore.
If we are the dominant species on this planet, why are we so intent on killing each other?
That's what bacteria, viruses and disease are for, to keep life on the planet in balance. If you understood how unique every individual life genuinely IS, you'd wonder why we tolerate, and even condone barbaric and idiotic behaviors towards each other. Oops...OK. I sincerely apologize to any barbaric idiots reading this. I don't want Zeus tossing lightning bolts at me for being politically incorrect.
Well, if you ARE still reading this, you're either brave, have nothing better to do, or having a big laugh. Hope its the latter.
Prefer my History, like my whiskey, straight and neat, without little umbrellas and strange chemical additives. Truth seems unpopular and rare these days, but when we water it down for popular consumption, critical lessons are lost. If we want to continue as a species, we must never forget those nasty bits, ESPECIALLY NOW. Happily, there are more good bits than nasty bits.
Bad habits - read too many journals, search for answers to questions no one cares about, accept people as they are, and volunteer when I should be paid. I also have a library, with genuine books. Books are quite sensual, and there's a feeling of accomplishment, when you turn a page. Video games are boring. Except Tetris. Homo Sapiens are social and tactile mammals... why did we waste millions of years evolving only to sit in a chair gaze at a computer?
Gave up on television, except if it's tuned to Formula 1 racing, the Baltimore Orioles, or the Baltimore Ravens...or something on the History or Science Channels. And.. um..RiffTrax, aka MST3K. Don't tell.
Love to fly, love to sail, love trains, love Tall Ships. Love the scent of soil at dawn, the spray of the ocean, and cold winter nights when you can actually see the night sky. Always on-the-look for old maps, and discovering small, out-of-the-way museums.
I wasn't born here, but I did become a citizen. I TOOK A CLASS! I TOOK AN EXAM! I WENT TO A CEREMONY AND WAS LEGALLY SWORN IN AS A CITIZEN WITH 300 OTHER PEOPLE! WE WERE GIVEN LITTLE FLAGS O WAVE! WE DID EVERYTHING... LEGALLY! No, it wasn't fun or easy, BUT AT THE TIME, I WAS PROUD TO DO IT. Now...I'm not quite sure why I bothered.
What's my Sign? Why do people ask me this? It's red and round, and says ALTO. My other sign hangs on my front door, and says "No Solicitors."
Back to reading my BOOK. Please log off, and go for a walk.