- Analyst, Information Technologist, present
Science fiction and fantasy writer, technology consultant, polymath, creator of worlds, iconoclast, humanist and occasional bastard (nobody's perfect).
I am an iconoclast. If you have a sacred cow, I am likely to shoot at it. Not because I like sacred hamburger (don't know, haven't tried it yet) but because we live in a society that does not want us to think much. And that is what I do. A lot. All the time. I give up sleep in my quest for knowledge. I plan to die with a book (if they still make them by then, or a tablet if they don't) in my hands.
Having a career in information technology, I was considered one of the best in my field because I believe no problem goes unsolved with the proper application of logic, reason, and well-considered analysis.
I am relentless. I chase facts like dogs chase Volkswagons. And like dogs, I never consider the consequences when I catch up with them; the facts matter and I want them. I get the job done.
Having worked in IT for nearly three decades in various industries including banking, finance, science, advertising, print, and the higher educational sector has given me the opportunity to see a wide array of how the business world works and give them the computing power they really need to do their jobs.
In recent years, my career has become one of a consultant and writer which gives me the opportunity to write journalistic reviews of the IT industry, political and social commentary on an array of subjects including autism, penal reform, education reform and further analysis on climate change (it ain't a myth.)
I recently published a collection of short stories called Hayward's Reach, which handle many of my personal views through the lens of science fiction and fantasy. The tales vary from the comic to the tragic as it explores what it really means to be human.
I (like so many science fiction writers) have had a diverse employment background. This works to my advantage as I get to write about experiences first hand. While I am not a health nut, I do believe we can be healthy and get old, the two are not mutually exclusive so I call myself a health enthusiast.
I am also a martial artist, having a black belt in Karate and having studied Wing Chun and Northern Style Kung Fu. Once upon a time, I was in the military and consider it the best and worst experience of my life. So good, I can never forget any of it. So bad, I can never forget any of it.
I still ride a skateboard (and like it), have two Labradors and two and a half cats. (Cat lovers understand.) I am focused on my family, understanding it is the most important set of relationships one can have, and in particular my son who has been diagnosed with autism. I have not thrown in the towel instead using every computerized tool, writing, artistic, training and martial skill I can bring to bear on the problem.
And it is working. My son can talk, now. He can use numbers and is improving far beyond anything told to us by doctors. We will never give up on him.
Like the old Victorian authors, I do believe in Beauty, Truth and Love. They still matter.
Gotta run. There are sacred cows (and hamburgers) that need to be tended to.
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Are you finding racial politics becoming more of a knee-jerk reaction than ever before?
Does the idea of being a minority in America seem like a frightening prospect?
Consider: http://hubcityblues.com/2013/07/14/an-uncivil-war-in-america/ …
It'll never happen. The Japanese said that, too.
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