I’m a US Army veteran (medic) who is over 50 years of age. My family tree is Cherokee, Scotch-Irish, and English. I’m a husband, father, and a mild gamer (meaning that there are only a few types of games that I like).
Although I am now disabled and have been unable to work, it has not always been so. In addition to being a Medic, I’ve been a lawn care worker, busboy, dishwasher, waiter, newspaper thrower, cab driver, salesman, security guard, swimming pool attendant, convenience store clerk, pizza delivery driver, tex-mex fast food cook, and car hop. I worked as long as I could, and reinvented myself many times to compensate for my slowly worsening disability. I don’t consider myself a cripple, but rather I am gifted – the bone tumor did not damage my mind.
I don’t know if you’d call me a geek or a nerd, but I’ve always been rather more cerebral than physical. In the Star Trek vs. Star Wars argument, I side with both – they are both good for different reasons. (FYI – 2014/06/11 – I just took a test at OK CUPID which said that I’m totally a Nerd ).
As a life-long student, focusing on comparative religions, philosophy, logic, and self awareness, I sometimes get carried away with what others call “thoughts deep enough to drown in”. I pay attention to world events, the US Government, and what I call “social climate”. However, I do not pay attention to anyone with the last name “Kardashian” – by birth or marriage.
Here in the USA, we have a term that gets used a lot – “playing devil’s advocate”. It basically refers to making the case for an opposing point of view. It is something a good trial lawyer should be expert at, regardless of which side they are on. I have that ability – and use it often when looking at social issues facing our world. It is why there are some liberal issues I do support, and also some conservative issues I support. I’ve looked at the arguments for both sides of each issue, and support the one I think will make the BEST difference for our future.