HackerHausI am a smart ass.  Even though I’m not always right, I’m rarely wrong.  Don’t take anything I say seriously, and we’ll get along just fine. I am simultaneously the most and least interesting person I know. I am a renaissance slacker.  Oh, did I mention I’m a smart ass?

I play guitar, write and record questionable music, and have my own recording studio in my home.  I am a member of ASCAP and have had a song featured in an indie movie soundtrack.  I also run a whimsical online radio program (on hiatus).

I’ve studied various Asian martial arts for most of my life, but currently focus on training in and teaching an art with Japanese roots.

I’m a geek and techie of dubious pedigree. I’ve dabbled in PHP/MySQL, Flash, and XHTML/CSS, built and fixed computers, and am conversant on Mac, Win/PC, and Unix/Linux.  I studied C/C++, Java, and networking in college, which means I don’t have the foggiest clue how to use any of them.

I am a linguist.  I speak Japanese fluently, Russian pretty well, French a little less well, and limited English. I have studied a bit of German, Spanish, and Korean. I also recently discovered that I can read some Aragonés, Belorussian, Bulgarian, Czech, Esperanto, Italian, Macedonian, Romanian, Polish, Scots, Slovensk, Serb, Spanish, Ukranian, and probably several other languages that I don’t even know exist yet. I am toying with German and Spanish, putzing with reviving my French, and pondering picking up some Mandarin Chinese and Arabic.  I am currently studying Mandarin Chinese.

I have spent time in Canada, Mexico, most of the US states, Japan, and Korea.  I’ve yet to visit Europe, which I intend to fix.

I am a military veteran.

I am neither Republican nor Democrat… neither Libertarian nor Green. Labels limit and foster group-think. I ponder freely with my melon and feel freely with my ticker. When the two get together to fight it out, it’s pure sex.  I also happen to look fantastic in a kilt.

Jack of all trades, master of none,
though ofttimes better than master of one.