Wednesday, May 18, 2005

About The Author

Some of you may need to know a few things about me to fully understand my posts. When I started, nearly all of my readers were friends who knew the back story already. New readers don't have the luxury. Following is a list of important details about me and my blog.

  1. I'm a high school teacher, but unhappy with my choice of career.
  2. I'm a former journalist, but left for better hours and pay. Yes, I did actually become a teacher for the pay.
  3. I live in a very rural section of the southeastern United States in the house my grandfather built less than a mile from the house my great-grandfather built.
  4. I regret moving back home a little, and plan to move closer to an urban area eventually, but have no set plans.
  5. I coach high school tennis and have recently begun to play again competitively in USTA leagues and tournaments. That does not mean I'm an expert and I don't claim to be one. I am, however, passionate about the sport.
  6. Other interests that you'll see pop up on a regular basis here: Backpacking/camping, American football, NHL hockey, food/cooking, craft beer, homebrewing, travel, geeky music, and reading.
  7. I tend to be obsessive and geeky about any interest.
  8. I have chickens in my back yard.
  9. I write this blog as an outlet for my writing. It's much easier to make myself write when I have an audience.
  10. This blog has no theme, partly because I think themes are usually stupid or limited. This blog is a textual version of myself, meaning I may sandwich a post about genetics or history between a joke post and a post about my personal life. I do try to keep the humor posts at a 1 to 1 ratio to the rest of the topics, mainly because no one else really cares about anything that isn't funny. I don't guarantee the real ratio will be anywhere close to that, however.
The cast:

  1. K: My wife. We met in college and have been together for more than a decade now.
  2. E: My two-year-old son.
  3. Chris, Meaghan, Mickey, and Courtney: College friends who are also bloggers represented in my blog roll.
  4. Julie: Another college friend who doesn't blog. She comments frequently enough to earn a spot here.
  5. Hank: A friend I've had since the fifth grade. He blogs about computer programming stuff.
If there's anything else you need to know to better understand my blog, feel free to ask a question in the comments. If it's a good enough question, the answer may make this list.

1 comment:


What is Chicken Fried Steak, and how is it relevant to society today? Does the president have gingivitis, and if so, what kind of toothpaste and/or mouthwash should he use?