something I've always done (since elementary school some time), and continue to do.) I've lived mostly in the bay area since 1998 (minus 3 years back in New England); I always thought I'd stay back east, but I love it here: You can stay active, outdoors, year-round (NB: I like hiking in the rain), and there is always amazing fresh food. I don't own a lot of stuff. My most natural inclination appears to be to go out and walk somewhere. I have a small number of friends, and they are all people I can talk to, and who can talk to me, pretty much effortlessly, and when we do we typically spend much of the time laughing. ... And, no matter where you go, there you are.
(The above paragraph can be translated as follows: I'm somewhat reflective of what I'm doing as I do it. I sometimes ignore instructions if I disagree with them (and no one's relying on them being followed, I should say). I'm reasonably friendly. I try to tell stories with facts. Family matters. Sometimes I use understatement. I'm smart, and have diverse interests. (Sometimes I prefer to teach myself.) Again with the facts. Sometimes, too many facts. I'm not much of a materialist. I like smart people who enjoy learning new things and tend to have something to say about them. I don't know how to end an introduction, but I've seen the Adventures of Buckaroo Bonzai.)