Location: Alexandria, Virginny, USandA
Birthday: January 20
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In My Own Words:
Experience is best when shared.
Dad, audiophile, reader/writer/reviewer, old-boy rugby player and referee, youth rugby coach and administrator, retired army and Southeast Asia specialist (cukup lancar bahasa Indonesia). Child of 60s/70s/80s television, in the Washington, DC area after many military years in sunny Hawaii, Malaysia, Tacoma, Arizona, Germany, Oklahoma, Missouri, Pennsylvania, Vir… Read more
Experience is best when shared.
Dad, audiophile, reader/writer/reviewer, old-boy rugby player and referee, youth rugby coach and administrator, retired army and Southeast Asia specialist (cukup lancar bahasa Indonesia). Child of 60s/70s/80s television, in the Washington, DC area after many military years in sunny Hawaii, Malaysia, Tacoma, Arizona, Germany, Oklahoma, Missouri, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Georgia, Texas, etc.
Longing for the someday move to somewhere quiet and green, water, rain, mountains, clear blue skies and lakes to match, reasonable people.
Highly intolerant of the stupid, ignorant, vain, selfish and intolerant, and constantly reminded they are the majority, and elect our leaders. Fully confident of the inevitability of the morons' ability to cause an entertaining public scene, a car crash, limited police activity, just to make life harder for those few able to pay attention, listen, see, think, and act accordingly and responsibly, by the rules.
Big on punctuation and spelling, syntax, grammar and usage. Spelling counts. Professional editor and hobbyist-writer.
Open to new experiences in all things, but confident enough in my adulthood to state there are some things I just despise, like lies, smoking, vanity, reality programming, crime without punishment, theme park rides that spin, European circuses, politicians.
Secretly afraid of being eaten alive by an animal, like a bear or a shark or an alligator.
Dreaming often of airplane crashes, mystical adventures in gigantic buildings, driving on mysterioous far western highways, and of the fantastically convoluted and complex insides of impossibly massive ships, planes or vehicles. Wondering what all this means.
Actively looking, without success, for the existence of a god, or some semblance of a higher power/order/being/plane/place. Been asking for a long time, and have gotten no answer whatsoever, but have seen plenty of proof of utter chaos and chance, man's inhumanity to man, which doesn't argue well for a mythical man upstairs.
Hoping for something really spicy for dinner.
Big on change, lots of it, in a bucket behind the closet door.
Paying attention, always, back to the wall, facing the doors, ready to decide and act quickly if the need arises.
Once met beloved sportscaster Joe Garagiola, a massive jerk. Vernon G. Wells and Richard Kiel (different encounter) were wonderful, outgoing, charming men.
Sometimes wishing my name were Romeo Sodbuster Magnusson or Vern von Voornavoorn. Maybe Spizz MacSkananahan or Fondue Pete.
A gentleman, always, but believing the whole thing about blonds is overly restrictive.
Looking to spearhead a deep national dialog on creepy little rat-dogs.
Been to the world famous Meersburger.
Knows that there is a place in all things for humor, as long as it's judicious, and you know your audience.
Looking for a way to work "infundibuliform" into a conversation.
Once intentionally penetrated Japanese Prime Ministerial security.
Love the "Flint" movies, and their marvelous Jerry Goldsmith scores.
Once delighted in hearing an 18-minute freeform beat poem, complete with direct and, ah, evocative references to bride n' groom wedding night activities, delivered in the church during the mass as part of an otherwise typically long and dull Catholic wedding.
Enjoying the unpredictability and reminder of human frailty and smallness in severe weather events.
music, film, rugby, reading, writing, travel
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