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I'm a 44 year old ex Army Ranger turned computer geek. I now write web applications and technical documentation on US government contracts.

I am an ENTP personality type. I am a hawkish liberal - voting Republican for the first time in my life this election. I guess that makes me a racist?

I am a dedicated loner. I can manage to care for my cat and myself but that is about it. I tried fish once, thinking they would be easier. But their alien appearance didn't instill in me a sense of connection so I neglected to feed them and they ended belly-up in the algae-clogged tank even while the bubbles from the plastic diver's helmet continued to happily percolate through the thick green water.

I enjoy birding and nature hikes. I plan weekends around visiting national parks and national wildlife refuges where I put my Nikon digital SLR and 300mm Nikkor AFED to good use photographing birds. My species photographed list is now over 200.

I also enjoy:

  • Playing classical guitar
  • Reading
  • Horror movies
  • Video games - especially Grand Theft Auto
  • Lockpicking
  • Playing pool

Favorite Books:

  • 100 Years of Solitude -Gabriel Garcia Marqez
  • Crime and Punishment -Fyodor Dostoevsky
  • If, on a Winters Night, a Traveler -Italo Calvino
  • Catch-22 -Joseph Heller
  • The Stranger -Albert Camus
  • Alaska -James Michener
  • The Langoliers -Stephen King

Favorite Music:

  • Thievery Corporation
  • Enigma
  • Coctaeu Twins
  • Portishead
  • Robert De Visee
  • Vivaldi
  • B-52s
  • Pink Floyd

Countries Visited:

  • 49 of the 50 US States
  • Canada
  • Mexico
  • South Korea
  • North Korea (for 10 seconds - jumped across the MDL in 1984 during mine sweep around Guardpost Ouellette)
  • Panama (uninvited guest 1989 Operation Just Cause)
  • Japan
  • Spain
  • West Germany
  • Bahrain
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Iraq (uninvited guest 1991 Operation Desert Storm)

Current Hot List:

  • Drew Barrymore
  • Rose McGowan
  • y038 Irina
  • The Israeli girl that works on the first floor (not her, the other one)
  • Eve Angel
  • Julie Dubela (American Idol reject)
  • Annette Benning
  • Ashley Judd

Military doo-dads:

  • Army Commendation Medal
  • Army Achievement Medal
  • Good Conduct Medal
  • National Defense Service Medal
  • Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal
  • Southwest Asia Service Medal
  • Korean Defense Service Medal
  • Humanitarian Service Medal
  • Non-commissioned Officer Professional Development Ribbon
  • Army Service Ribbon
  • Overseas Service Ribbon
  • Kuwait Liberation Medal (from the govt. of Saudi Arabia)
  • Kuwait Liberation Medal (from the govt. of Kuwait)
  • Expert Infantryman Badge
  • Airborne wings
  • Air Assault wings
  • Aircraft Crew member wings
  • Jungle Expert Badge
  • Imjin Scout Badge

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I think people are funny.