I am a cartographer, geospatial analyst, and terrain developer by day, and epic poet by night.
I am writing an epic poem in blank verse titled Hermead about scientists and inventors of civilization. This bible for atheists and scientists is now 120,000 lines of blank verse covering the lives of 25 Greek philosophers. http://facebook.com/Hermead
Buy Hermead Epic of Philosophers http://tinyurl.com/HermeadEditions
Hermead Vol 1 - 15,000 lines on Hermes, Prometheus, Kadmos, Asklepios, and Hesiodoshttp://tinyurl.com/Hermead01
Hermead Vol 2 - 16,000 lines on Thales, Anaximandros, and Pythagorashttp://tinyurl.com/Hermead02
Hermead Vol 3 - 19,000 lines on Demokritos, Platon, and Aristoteles http://tinyurl.com/Hermead03
You can read 5,000 lines, part of the invocation, several speeches, and the complete tale of Platon, free at http://scribd.com/surazeus
My legal name is Simon Seamount though I was born Albert Bruce Craig II. My mother's maiden name Seamount is from the Swedish name Sjoberg.
I use the name Surazeus as my pen name.
I have been writing narrative poems for 25 years and have recently organized them into books and ebooks.
eBooks for Kindle on Amazon. http://amzn.to/jzG4vi
I posted about 200 songs I wrote and composed at http://youtube.com/surazeus
but do not expect anything more than amateur fun folk singing.
I was born in Oregon in the Year of the Beatles, grew up in Texas in the 1970s, went to high school and college in Takoma (Washington state) in the 1980s. I earned a Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Arts in 1988 at Washington State University. After living in Seattle for a few years, I hitchhiked around the country playing grunge folk in the 1990s.
I got a job as web designer at State of Michigan 1999-2004, then earned a Master of Science in Geographic Information Science 2005-8 at Michigan State University.
I have since lived in North Carolina and now in Georgia working as a cartographer. Where will I go next on the journey of life? My goal is to become a Professor of Literature at Harvard, which was founded by my ancestor, Thomas Dudley.
In SecondLife I am Surazeus Thorhttps://my.secondlife.com/surazeus.thor
I married an Indonesian Muslim woman from Java Island and we have two cute daughters I named for goddesses of wisdom -- Saraswati and Athena.
I am generally a Gnostic Humanist. I do not know if there is a God or not, but the gods of history were humans who had a large influence on their times. What is most important is that I know myself and understand my perceptions, and recreate them in verse.
I am descended 13 generations from the Puritan Poet Anne Bradstreet. Her father, Thomas Dudley, signed the charter to found Harvard, and was descended from the Sutton-Dudley clan of Elizabethan England, who were descended from Joan of Acre, daughter of King Edward I and Eleanor of Castile.