Welcome to my blog!

I have a master’s degree in History from the City College of New York – CUNY (ΦΒΚ). I’m a US Army Veteran, a husband, and a cat herder (we have five!). I’m also an ordained minister.

I was born in Alaska, but I’ve lived across the US, in Europe, the Middle East, and in Asia. My wife and I currently reside in New York City.

This is a personal blog that I’ve been updating since 2008 so it has no consistent theme. Things that I’m interested in and that you might find posts about in this blog include , , , , /#OpenSourceSoftware, and .

Find more information about me on the About page or by browsing the social media sites listed below.

Social Networks

If you’re looking to communicate with me outside of this blog, Misskey is your best choice. You can contact me there using any Federated software service. Additionally, this blog is part of the Federated Network using an Activity Pub WordPress plugin. You can follow this blog from your Mastodon/Pleroma/Misskey/etc. account by searching for the user: @[email protected]

I’m trying to limit the number of social media sites I use these days, especially under my actual name. One of these days, I’ll get rid of Instagram too, since Facebook owns it. I don’t use LinkedIn for updates or communication outside of job hunting and updating my online resume.

Causes & Organizations that I Support

Notable Posts

  • Writing Samples: papers submitted as part of my master’s degree graduation requirements

Recently Read

This could be my spirit animal. (Source: unknown)

I read prolifically. I average about fifty books a year, mostly in the Sci-Fi, Fantasy, and Horror genres. I’ve also been reading more about Buddhism, and I’m starting to read more about Stoicism.

The Outsider
Outer Order, Inner Calm: Declutter & Organize to Make More Room for Happiness
After the Quake
Persepolis Rising
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
Sputnik Sweetheart
ゴブリンスレイヤー 9
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
The Edge of the World: A Cultural History of the North Sea and the Transformation of Europe