*In high school I was voted most likely to be a standup comedian. That didn't happen.
*I have a geek job in a geek industry and there are geeks everywhere, but I'm not one of them.
*Some of the short fiction stories I've written have been published in small press. Most of them weren't, for good reason.
*Jesus was my personal savior until some bad things happened and I did a lot of critical thinking which lead me to a frightening personal journey that finally ended with me giving up on imaginary friends and focusing on reality.
*After seeing Top Gun for the first time I wanted to be a fighter pilot. Cut to 26 years later and I don't like to fly, I'm fully aware of the military-industrial complex war machine, and I've realized I'm not a cocky competitive douchebag in to volleyball. However, I am still trying to write checks my body can't cash.
*Having been married and divorced I'm quite jaded about the romantic idealism surrounding the entire institution.
*As a boy I always wanted to be surrounded by girls; given that my two daughters are with me most of the time I sometimes wonder if I should've been more specific in my childhood requests.
*For some reason, teaching myself guitar didn't result in me becoming the next Hendrix.