The overriding passion in my life has always been for knowledge. I have always been insatiably curious and any historical or cultural or scientific unknown that stirs my interest will be thoroughly explored and researched. I don't always keep my nose in a book, however. I like life experience, taking it out, chopping it up. I signed up for this site hoping to facilitate some of those adventures and to meet new people. This all sounds rather serious now and probably isn't representative of my personality at all. I'm actually rather silly.