Alright, I decided to stop being lazy. I am a newish homeowner, Dad, and writer in that order. I enjoy writing whatever I feel like on here, but concentrate on sci-fi for my novels. As the name of my blog suggests, I like to think of myself as an adventurer. Many of the activities I do are seen as Extreme by the average American. Ice climbing, winter mountaineering, and whitewater kayaking all elicit an ooOOh response from most people. I just think they’re fun. However, having a toddler now has cut down on those significantly.
This is a little of what I do, like, and am interested in. And yes, it’s just copied from my Facebook profile. Oh well. So now you know something about me already.
- Whitewater kayaking, Snow, Rock climbing, Ice climbing, mountaineering, Racing my WRX, Karazempo go Shinjutsu, soccer, table tennis, racquetball, snowboarding, playing guitar, penny whistle, bagpipes, dijgeridoo, Biking to work,
- Reading, Wet-shaving, drawing, video games, being a ninja, being a pirate, Pleasing my Awesome Wife, traveling the world, photography, getting my Sean Pios of a new house up and running (it’s Gaelic for Old Piece), samurai, Kempo, Sharks, The “Green” Movement, Nanotechnology, History, My heritage, chain mail (the armor),
- Favorite Music:
- * Hardcore:, Sinai Beach, Blood Runs Black, Contempt, Blackbelt, Another Victim, Order of Deceit, Downset, Eternal Youth, Haste, Despair, Harvest, One King Down, Strongarm, Across Five Aprils, Sky Came Falling, Nodes of Ranvier, Earth Crisis, Still Remains, As I Lay Dying, Caliban, In Flames, Sepultura, Overcast, Shadows Fall, God Forbid, Diecast, Corrosion of Conformity, A Static Lullaby, Alice in Chains, Ben Harper, Bjork, Cartel, Counting Crows, Evanescence, Frou Frou, Haste the Day, The Hope Conspiracy, Disembodied, Poison the Well, Portishead, Paladin, The Rainbow Astronauts appearing with ex-members of the Butterfly Cowboys, Regina Spektor, Rob Stewart, Saving Throw, Sigur Ros, This Day Forward, xDisciplex A.D.,
* Techno: progressive trance, goa, chillout, female vocal trance, breakbeat, DJ Micro, DJ MJ Duke, DJ Mateh, DJ Nikko, Orbital Grooves radio
* Celtic: The Tannahill Weavers, Deaf Shephard, Whistlebinkies, Solas, Seamus Egan, Kate Rusby
- Favorite TV Shows:
Ghost in the Shell – Stand Alone Complex
- Favorite Movies:
- Braveheart, Gladiator, The Princess Bride, The Viking Sagas, 300, The Last Samurai. The Animatrix, Treasure Island (Charlton Heston & Christian Bale version), The Christmas Story, UHF, Monty Python, The Bourne series, The Perfect Weapon, Drunken Master 2, Fight Club, Kung Pow: Enter the Fist, High Frequency,
* and so many more.
- Favorite Books:
- The Bible, The Lord of the Rings, The Mossflower series, The Dragons of Pern series, The Aubrey /Maturin Novels by Patrick O’Brien, The Stars My Destination, The Demolished Man, & Virtual Unrealities by Alfred Bester, Altered Carbon, Broken Angels, & Thirteen by Richard K. Morgan, Anything by Iain M. Banks, or Ken MacLeod, The Pirates! in an Adventure with Scientists by Gideon DeFoe
* mostly Sci- Fi and Fantasy but I’ve been getting into some Non- Fiction stuff lately too
- Favorite Quotations:
- “Every man dies, but not every man really Lives.”
“But you go to certain death!” “All death is certain.”
- About Me:
- I’m trying to take it easy and enjoy spending time with my newborn son and lovely wife.