But in the interest of not wasting everyone's time, I'm a full time IT guy, almost 20 years into my career (yeah I started early), part time musician and dj. I'm also trying my hand at some writing as well. The job is just a paycheck. I'm good at what I do and it affords me the ability to, by and large, do what I want to do. My only metric for success in life is the degree to which I'm happy.
Even still, I'm a bit jaded, but I've been told I'm a huge softy. Dichotomies are fun. I'm snarky and have a fairly dry sense of humor.
I was born in Germany (Air Force brat) grew up mostly outside of DC, and bounced around the Northeast for a couple years after high school before kicking off my IT career in Boston.
I've been in Texas since 2003, and having grown up in the military I get itchy feet every couple years. In the 11 years I've been here I've moved 7 times. Apart from a move to Dallas for 18 months, I've spent that whole time in San Antonio. Although, I am starting to wonder if I'm in the right city lol the volume of 80+% matches in Austin is seriously kicking the shit out of San Antonio.
Oh yeah.. I suck at having my picture taken, and I'm way more charming in person than online.
So it's out there and there's no confusion on the subject, I'm about as atheist as they come. It springs from the study of religion and nothing else. I don't hate god anymore than I hate the tooth fairy, and I don't begrudge anyone their religious choices until they begin to have an unwanted effect on anyone outside of that belief system. I have a very low tolerance for hypocrisy; caveat emptor.
"Confession is always weakness. The grave soul keeps its own secrets, and takes its own punishment in silence.
"Isn't it enough to see that a garden is beautiful without having to believe that there are fairies at the bottom of it too?"
"To suppress the truth in the name of national security is the surest way to undermine what we claim to be preserving...There is a is a Latin legal maxim—justitia fiat, ruat coelum: Let justice be done though the heavens fall. I would paraphrase it for newspapermen and say: Let the truth be told as we see it though officials claim the disclosure would cause the heavens to collapse upon them."
“Life should not be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside in a cloud of smoke, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming “Wow! What a Ride!”
Hunter S. Thompson
"No sympathy for the devil; keep that in mind. Buy the ticket, take the ride...and if it occasionally gets a little heavier than what you had in mind, well...maybe chalk it off to forced conscious expansion: Tune in, freak out, get beaten."
Hunter S. Thompson
"The pain, so unexpected and undeserved had for some reason cleared away the cobwebs. I realized I didn't hate the cabinet door, I hated my life... My house, my family, my backyard, my power mower. Nothing would ever change; nothing new could ever be expected. It had to end, and it did. now in the dark world where I dwell, ugly things, and surprising things, and sometimes little wondrous things, spill out in me constantly, and I can count on nothing."
Phillip K. Dick "A Scanner Darkly"
"It is perfectly true, as philosophers say, that life must be understood backwards. But they forget the other proposition, that it must be lived forwards. And if one thinks over that proposition it becomes more and more evident that life can never really understood in time simply because at no particular moment can I find the necessary resting place from which to understand it—backwards."