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My self-summary
In 1983, as a freeelance writer in a town that inspires long-distance travel, I pressed the little RESET button nestled on the back of my head and fled midwestern suburbia on a computer-laden recumbent bicycle... in the process launching a career in technomadics. Now, decades later, I'm still at it... but no longer with a bicycle. I'm living aboard and geeking-out a 50-foot mothership for open-ended adventures in northwest waters (with a deployable micro-trimaran so I don't get too lazy on the Dark Side after recently selling my sailboat). I've written six books over the years and am working on another one, and I'm addicted to learning curves.
What I’m doing with my life
Building gizmological machines and writing about the process. (I never outgrew science fairs).
I’m really good at
Geek expressionism.
The first things people usually notice about me
The pun daemon that peppers conversation with wordplay, the blinkies of machines that pervade my living space, and I'm 6'4".
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Fond of classical and jazz piano, spicy foods, and science fiction that extrapolates from real tech/physics.

Current reading is neurobiology and various piano texts, along with whatever supports my latest fascination; current writing is a sprawling tech/adventure narrative of 17,000 miles on a computerized bicycle, along with more modestly scaled bloggish pieces about my projects.

Ah, food... I love cooking when I take the time to treat the galley as a lab and the meal as a project. If it's just meatspace maintenance, I get lazy.
Six things I could never do without
A lab, a boat, a lifemate, a net connection, music, and my cat... not necessarily in that order. I only have five of those at the moment.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
The technological underpinnings of my nautical escape pod. In less-ambitious moments, I busy the wetware with wordplay, publishing projects, and music. Being finite weighs on me a bit... not just the whole mortality thing, but being 63 and still kind of an orphan.
On a typical Friday night I am
Writing... playing piano... tinkering in the lab... machining a front panel... slurping ancient hardcopy into the archives... eBaying at the moon... hanging out with Isabelle the boat-kitty... pulling cable...
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
Despite appearing to get a huge amount done, I actually have terrible work habits and only do things well if they are fun. Fortunately, lots of things are fun.
You should message me if
Being on the water makes you grin... you are free to wander... geeky toys are appealing... you're a learning-curve junkie... you're not right-wing or religious... you have much to teach and an urge to learn... music is huge... and you want to spend your life playing (even if doing so is a huge amount of work).
The two of us