Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
In 1983, as a freeelance writer in a town that inspires
long-distance travel, I found the little RESET button nestled on
the back of my head, gave it a press, and abruptly escaped
midwestern suburbia on a computer-laden recumbent bicycle... not
realizing that in the process I was launching a whole career in my
neologism of technomadics
after having falling
into the "American Dream" (otherwise known as doing things you no
longer enjoy to pay for things you don't want after all). Now,
decades later, I'm still at it... preparing my nautical escape pod
(a 44-foot steel pilothouse cutter-rigged sailboat
) for open-ended blue-water voyaging
on a global
scale. I've written six books over the years and am working on
another one, and I'm addicted to learning curves.
I am verbal, geeky, and technomadic
What I’m doing with my life
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Frolicking in the strange domain where technology and adventure
overlap... and occasionally writing
about the process.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Avoiding employment, conjuring gizmology, wordplay, and turning the
odd phrase. Trying to be good at the piano, too, but I've only been
at it about 6-7 years... still blues-jam on the flute occasionally.
I build machines for adventure, and reach escape velocity with the
help of sponsors, media, and volunteers.
The first things people usually notice about me
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
The pun daemon -- an autonomous process in my brain that subjects
all input and output strings to a series of filters designed to
spot lexical or parsing ambiguities, then quickly packages them as
parenthetical inserts into conversation. Oh, and I'm 6'4" tall.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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Lots, depending on context... impossible to answer this question
accurately in less than a few thousand words! Fond of classical and
jazz piano, wildly spicy foods, speculative fiction, and the
occasional suspension of disbelief. At the moment, I am taking a
neurobiology course and diving into a textbook in the field... can
I have another whole career, please?
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
A lab, a boat, a spirited pal, a net-connected Mac, music, and a
sense of humor... not necessarily in that order.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
Nautical adventures and the technological underpinnings of my
escape pod. In less-ambitious moments, I busy the ol' wetware with
wordplay, geek expressionism, and music.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Geek expressionism... reducing tonnage via eBay... working on the
book... playing piano... tinkering in the lab... machining a front
panel... hanging out with Isabelle the boat-cat... (But what is
this "Friday" of which you speak?)
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
Despite appearing to get a huge amount done, I have terrible work
habits. I partly make up for this by moving in the same direction
for a long time... and occasionally have huge and unpredictable
You should message me if
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You have a yen for nautical adventure coupled with a musical nature
and an undercurrent of passion that is making you very, very
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