I am profoundly unpleasant, evil wicked, mean and nasty … but in a good way. In a previous incarnation on the web, my online persona was once described as a “Dark and Sinister Force for Good”- hence this blog’s title.
Among many other unpleasant traits, I am extremely intolerant of stupidity. I have no problem whatsoever heaping scorn upon inexcusably stupid ideas- or even good ideas poorly or stupidly presented. I permit myself the privilege of deriding stupidity in all its manifold forms by treating myself just as badly when I do something stupid.
I have few friends, each of which is at least my intellectual equal. I have known these friends since High School, back in the depths of time when we rode dinosaurs to school … through chest-deep snow … uphill … both ways.
I am childless by choice, American by birth, and a curmudgeon by sheer force of personality. My wife is almost a perfect complement to my irascibility. She is as smart as I (about different things), just as intolerant of nonsense, and by far the best thing to ever happen to me.
I have a small domicile in a modest city in a nondescript state, and I am owned by (currently) two cats. I have several firearms, two cars, two swords, and no debts.
I enjoy (in no particular order) reading, computers, shooting, high-quality single-malt whiskey, good cigars, and Role-Playing Games (Dungeons and Dragons in particular). I watch very little TV (due to my low tolerance for stupidity), go to very few movies (ditto), and listen to a wide variety of music (basically, everything but country).
Any more than this, you’ll have to learn through reading these pages.