About Me

For a time, in my youth, I thought I might like to become a philosopher. Then I learned that that's not really a job. So now I am an amateur thinker.

I ran, quite unsuccessfully, for the presidency of the United States of America in 02008. I did not expect or hope to win. As a result, there was absolutely no sense of disappointment at the results of the election.

I am not now nor have I ever been a member of any political party. I think the world (and especially our little part of it) would be a vastly better place if there were no such thing as political parties.

I am an outspoken atheist, and I won't apologise for it. You can make no argument that will convince me that God is anything but an invention of people with too much imagination (or too little) and not enough sense.

I have been happily married since 02003. My wife and I have no children and intend to keep it that way. We share our house with three dogs, a cat, and a bird. That's [more than] enough dependents for us.

We live in New Hampshire. This was by choice rather than by accident. We left behind the traffic and the overcrowding of suburban Maryland in 02005 and are happy we did. We miss our families and friends, and we miss easy access to certain conveniences (good and varied restaurants, for example). But overall, the tradeoff has been entirely positive.