I'm not from the Midwest originally, but am warming to it. I like to explore, in both city and country. I get myself lost a lot, which is most of the fun. I follow Thoreau in thinking that you don't need to go halfway across the world to find meaning, beauty, or novelty.
I am trying to learn to be more handy. I recently purchased an old country-style dining room table and am in the process of stripping and refinishing it. Who says art cannot be functional?
If you're reading this and it sounds like I can be cocky at times, you're not too far off. That said, I'm more than willing to call myself on it when I've make a mistake and try to make amends. I think most people can be humble when challenged by a superior, but a person's humility should be judged when they are dealing with someone in a weaker position.
I believe in being the protagonist of your own story, that baseball was meant for radio and never TV, and that life is a grand cosmic bit of humor.