I've lived all over the country, worked on all manner of projects, and done all manner of crazy things. At this phase in my life my hobbies are of course my martial arts (more than a hobby, really), parkour, shooting all manner of guns, playing table-top role-playing games, and generally ranting about things that crop up into my head from time to time.
I am a practicing Buddhist, having taken vows under Stephen K. Hayes. I use this blog largely as a view back to times when maybe I didn't speak rightly... ;-) Daily meditation, either actively "on the cushion", or as a daily focus on a particular metal skill is a large part of my life, and I try to bring that focus into my other activities.
My goals for the near future are to buy a chunk of land someplace in Southern Oregon, build a house, and retire a small-hold farmer/homesteader. Thankfully, my wife doesn't find that too insane, so I think it might actually happen. If you want to help out with that, I wouldn't turn down a little extra scratch (or you can use BitCoin at 1NUwNyJt4V83mPdULYuw2HrpKHLUXCTvk4 if that's your kink.) If you don't feel comfortable giving a poor beggar money for fear of spending on drugs or alcohol (a valid concern), but you have experience with homesteading, feel free to donate information instead. I'll buy you a cup of coffee or a beer if you're willing to spread some knowledge around.
My blog doesn't have comments because I don't like internet discussions, by and large. If you have something to say, drop me an email. It's not secret. I'm more than happy to reply, and if it's a good conversation I'll even include it as an edit to the post you're commenting on. I just don't want to spend time moderating idiots. If you're not one, though, drop me a line.