About Me

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.

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