I tell stories, but they’re my stories, about my life and experiences and the folks with whom I share my life. By proxy, you’ve become one of them.
I apply several titles to myself, according to the many hats that I tend to wear throughout the day.
Father. I have two kids, Emily and Joshua and they mean the world to me. They may not be the best kids in the world, but I’ll never be more proud to be called their Dad.
Husband. I have the best wife in the world, Kendra. She’s put up with me for so long I don’t know where I would be now if it weren’t for her.
Scholar. Twenty years after I finished high school, I returned to the scholastic world to further my education. As I write this I am finishing up my Bachelor’s Degree.
Sailor. I’ve been in the US Navy for more that 19 years at the time of this post. I’m getting ready to transition to the civilian sector and start the rest of my life with my family at my side.
Thinker. Many people have asked me, “How do you know so much?” I joke and tell them that I’m the smartest person they’ll ever meet. That’s probably quite untrue, but given the amount of time that I read and learn about things, I tend to absorb more information than the average person. I also tend to over-think a lot of things as well, one of the hazards that come with a brain that is almost always “on”.
Atheist. Throughout my life, I have believed many things. Each time I discover some new philosophy that ‘clicks’ with my personality, it becomes part of me. The last few years have led me further and further away from any belief in a deity. Of all of the thousands of gods that exist today, I believe in none of them. This quote sums it up quite nicely:
“I contend we are both atheists, I just believe in one fewer god than you do. When you understand why you dismiss all the other possible gods, you will understand why I dismiss yours.”
…Stephen F Roberts
If you’ve made it this far, I applaud your effort to make it through the wall of text. If there’s anything else you’d like to know, email me and I’ll be glad to answer your questions.
Last Updated: 11 September 2013