Graphics Wrangler, HPS Simulations
Hi there. Kind of you to stop by. It's sort of a tradition for the egoists who call themselves "webmasters" to put on their sites a page of information about themselves--which would explain the page you're looking at. I'll understand if you move to hit the "back" button now.
If you'd like to talk to me about doing multimedia work for you ( web site design, traditional & digital photography, computer-based instruction, graphic design/production, voice-over) please drop me an email.
I'm a red-haired middle-child "Scorpio" of Scots/Irish/Slav parentage born in the Chinese Year of the Dragon under a full moon and I like to take a drink now and again. That ought to tell you pretty much all you need to know about me. In the event that you'd like to know more, some of the less unsavory things on my resume include:
Still reading, this? Huh. Ookay...
When I'm not working, which isn't all that often, I like to read anything I can get my hands on (books, magazines, cereal boxes) but especially so-called classic literature and histories. Hemingway is the Man, despite that unfortunate incident with the shotgun very near the end of his life. Dumas, Bierce, Steinbeck, Poe, Mallory et. al., Dos Passos, Frost, Atwood, Wilde; they're like gods to me. Have you ever read Frankenstein by Mary Shelly? Give it a try; it's one of my favorites and none of the movies have really captured its essence, not even the Mel Brooks classic (and certainly not that insipid Boris Karloff debacle where they couldn't even get Frankenstein's name right). Music good: I'm a subscriber to the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra but enjoy virtually all forms, especially jazz, Jethro Tull, rock and/or roll, blues, Jethro Tull, swing, big band, Jethro Tull, space, folk, bluegrass, Celtic (including absolutely anything with the Pipes,) and Jethro Tull.
Slow day for you, eh? Surely you should be cleaning out your gutters or something..?
I take my physical exercise hiking, camping (preferably in the winter), cycling, fencing, golfing, playing chess (it is if you do it right), and in the shooting sports. I consider myself to be "armed and gregarious."
I like to play poker once in a while, but, you know, I'm not very good.
One of my Goals In Life is to be the last person on Earth with neither a tattoo nor a body piercing nor a cellular telephone.
I'm a "cat person," but dogs are fine, too. People who don't like cats, I've found, generally don't like themselves very much--cats can sense this.