I love life but I don't take it too seriously.
I enjoy intellectual pursuits but I also have trouble sustaining interest in a single thing for a very long time, so that makes me something of a dilettante where such things are concerned. (This should not be taken to mean that I have no short-term attention span, because I do ... it is long term interest and commitment to a thing which I find problematic.)
I'm politically opinionated but not highly politically active, beyond of voting when the opportunity arises. As clichéd as it is to say, I have a pretty open mind and try to be aware of, and adjust for the many preconceptions and biases that come along with being a member of the human species. I take a strong leftist/liberal position on most issues, though on others I may take a more moderate, conservative, or even ambivalent stance.
I don't like my OKC username, but my usuals were taken, and I was feeling impatient. An eight-legged horse from Norse mythology was the first thing that sprung to mind ... and I spelled its name wrong.
I'd like to make a note about my "religion". On my profile here, I have it listed as "atheism" (and very serious about it). Technically that's wrong as atheism isn't a religion, but it's more descriptive choosing N/A. What does it mean that I'm "very serious" about my religion of atheism? If you are curious, read this journal entry of mine. Otherwise, suffice to say that I am agnostic atheist, a skeptic and a humanist and that religion (and non-religion) are subjects I've devoted a fair amount of thought to. I wouldn't describe myself as "militantly" anti-religious (though some thin-skinned believers might), and I do have deeply religious friends and family members with whom I get along swimmingly. That said, I am very wary of blind faith, wishful thinking and superstition, and do tend to see them as unattractive, undesirable traits.
I am critical, curious, and skeptical