General Interests:

Movies, Books, Writing, Music, Robotics, Metaphysics, Artificial Intelligence, Intelligent Humans, Cooking, Philosophy, Computers, Theology, Comedy, Science and Technology, and Games.

Favorite Music:

I will always love the classic rock that I grew up on:
Pink Floyd
Led Zeppelin
the Kinks
the Cars
Grand Funk Railroad

but I have gone through phases where I liked country and western:
George Straight
Willy Nelson
Clint Black
Merle Haggard
Tanya Tucker

I have a great love for the classical composers:

But I also love the new bands: (well, they were new when I wrote this)
Puddle of Mudd
Three Days Grace

I love the piano
Billy Joel
Elton John
Ray Charles

But drums are my favorite

Rush (Niel Pert)
Genesis (Phil Collins)
The Who (Kieth Moon)
Led Zeppelin (John Bonham)
Blue Man Group

I like alternative, punk, grunge, and pop. I like Green Day, Allanis Morrisette, Bush, Avril Lavigne, Live, Candlebox, and Wheezer.

The only real requirement is that I like it; I never want to close my ears to music just because it is different.

Favorite Movies:

V For Vendetta
Batman Begins
A Bridge Too Far
Enter the Dragon
Shawshank Redemption
Big Fish

Favorite Quotes:

How fortunate for us that we thirst for glorious souls and not faultless ones, lest we be exceedingly parched. M.M. Bujold
My religion is simple. My religion is kindness. H.H. Dalai Lama
Speak your mind even if your voice shakes. Maggie Kuhn
Philosophy is a battle against the bewitchment of our intelligence by means of language. Wittgenstein

About Me:

I am a retired artilleryman (what? you'll have to speak up) who then went to college to get a BS in Computer Science, and a minor in philosophy. I started to go for a masters in cybersecurity, but I got bored.

People are too dumb to teach, mostly, and I got tired of trying to get my company to take security serious. But it made it less surprising when I saw people not taking the pandemic seriously. People lack empathy and until they catch fire, they will ignore the location of the fire extinguishers.
I quit my job and rescued a bunch of dogs and cats. Now I live frugally but with great fulfillment.
I don't like violence, but I am not a pacifist.
I don't like large groups of people, but I love mankind.
I am straight, but not narrow.

I like:
...people who hope for more out of life than just to die in their sleep.
...people who ask why and actually expect to find an answer.
...people who take life seriously but not themselves.
...people who have opinions but aren't opinionated.

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In a beginning, there was Ha

January 20, 2022
In a beginning there was Ha, a sarcastic Sprite that had gone off in search of novelty and adventure, far from the madding crowd. She had fled the doldrums of celestial wealth and bounty to learn something of Herself, and She felt that distance was needed. Distance and Time. Time and Space, so th...
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