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Who the Hell are you, anyway?

Me? I’m no one of consequence. Just a regular writer. You know the type. Read “About Me” for more info.

What is this site about? Why are you doing this?

To feed my ego. Well, and I felt like I had been away from the game for too long. I took my old website down for a number of reason (bad templates, lack of customization and frustration therein, never felt like mine, didn’t like what I was writing). But I needed a new website, so here it is.

As for what this site is about, it’s about me, really. And book reviews, but you can read why those are there at the link. If you want to know what’s going on in my head or in my life, and in a way where I can describe it at length without the limitations of Facebook and Twitter, this is where I will go. There will be rants, journal-style entries, updates on my writing projects, which take way too long to write, reviews of things I feel like taking the time to review, etc. It should be fun and hopefully interesting.

Where are you from?

You want details? Well, I don’t get too specific on the Internet, for obvious reasons. Let’s just say that I currently reside in the Los Angeles area.

How did you get started writing?

I got started sometime in elementary school, around the third grade. I’ve had the writing bug ever since, but, as always, things happen and you get sidetracked and forget, especially at that time in your life when you grow up and everything changes and are told you need to have your soul sucked out and do nothing but make money. You know, the American Dream. A few years ago, I enrolled in a few classes at the local community college. One of the classes was a career development class, the one where you take all those personality and placement tests and they tell you where your strengths are and what you’re supposed to be doing. Strange, but I had never taken that class up before, either in compulsory school or college. It had never been recommended to me when I was actually going through school. Anyway, the results were consistently coming back as having a creative mind and that I should be a writer. So I took a creative writing class and never looked back. If there’s something I can recommend to everyone, especially those who are still going through school, it’s to take a career development class or whatever it is they call it where you are going. It can provide some valuable insight and prevent you from wasting precious years doing the wrong thing and being miserable.

What is it that you do do?

Heehee, you said do do… You’re looking at it for the time being. I don’t have a regular day job, and I am looking for work right now. While writing is great and I think that I would rather die than stop writing, without a bigger name it doesn’t pay the bills. If you know of anything, I’m open to all avenues. Seriously.

If you want to know what I did, I used to be an environmental scientist. It’s not as glamorous as it sounds. I would analyze environmental impacts from development projects, prepare the legal documents (environmental impact reports), and then watch everything I did get completely ignored while competing companies and politicians fought it out over made-up issues. If you want to know why the system is so slow in handling things like pollution and climate change, I can give you a pretty good account of it. I might do so at some point down the road. But not now.

Are you single?

Seriously? You know that I’m not a girl, right? Well, if you really want to know, no. I’m recently married to a wonderful, and looking forward to many happy years together. So, um, sorry.

Got any pet peeves?

Don’t get me started.

Can I find you anywhere else on the intertubes?

Sure, I’m on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, and Goodreads. Just check the links here or on the Contact page. I’m generally a pretty friendly guy, but if you decide to friend me on Facebook, do me a favor and include a note that you found me through my blog. It helps me to know who I’m friending.

How can I contact you?

I’m glad you asked. I have a handy dandy Contact page where you can send me a message. Easy-peasy. Go ahead. I don’t bite. I’m actually very nice. A little sarcastic, but still nice.

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