I'm a 54 year old city guy who positively prefers urban life after a
five year hiatus in the hinterlands of Nowhere-ville and an
interminable childhood in the heart of Yee Haw Junction.
lived in several parts of the United States -- Florida, Virginia,
Pennsylvania (twice), Louisiana, Oregon, Washington, and California -- and despite the
appearance of homogeneity one sees on the surface, due primarily to our
corporate overlords, the country still tends to vary quite a bit. For
this, I am grateful.
I also lived in Abu Dhabi, in the United Arab Emirates, for a year and a half. It was not quite terra incognita.
I'm middle of the road, and don't declare for either of the major
parties. You know them: the Ass party and the other, bigger Ass party.
not acquired a strong sense of self-motivation or discipline, as a
youth, I fight a never-ending battle against apathy, entropy, narcissism
(of a particularly apathetic kind), and have a preoccupation with
nihilism and existentialism. In practice, this simply results in a
dusty house and unfolded laundry. However, a modicum of talent,
combined with frequent episodes of luck, have brought me good fortune,
And now for the obligatory and
standard profile paragraph. I like long road trips, the beach at night,
expensive hotels, and riding subways and trains. I love run-on sentences, I am addicted to Popeye's red beans and oreo cookies, and I have comma disease. I have a very eclectic
background: from sailor, to zookeeper, to computer geek.