I hesitate to write about myself because I’d just as soon be perceived as just who I am in my answers; my background does not say much about who I am today. Still, just so I won’t look like an anonymous troll, here are the mundane things about me.
Drafted into the Army shortly after flunking out of college, I panicked and asked my first and only girlfriend of a few weeks to marry and she accepted. We had two wonderful daughters and lived unhappily together for fourteen years before divorcing. I was married twice more before deciding that I was unsuited for married life. I still love women anyway.
Was employed as an electrical engineer by Sperry Univac/Unisys/Lockheed Martin for 20 years before leaving to start my own company building specialized parts for people who build their own airplanes. Flying has always been an interest (or possibly obsession). Actually, anything able to move under its own power fascinates me.
More significantly, ever since around age seven, the question of what life and “All This” is for has occupied most of my thinking from that time on. That is what motivates most of my posts here on A2K.
While killing time here on Earth I enjoy auto, motorcycle and air racing, building things of all kinds (built all but one of the houses I’ve lived in), long road trips, reading, programming, and music. And of course talking theology/philosophy.
Sun 16 May, 2021 06:12 am - People can disagree about what is historical, what is hyperbole, what is metaphor, etc.
But if any of that distracts from the story told between the lines, you might as well burn it rather than... (view)
Sat 15 May, 2021 03:53 pm - Didn’t you love the expertly covered and professionally photographed 'event' in that story. There must have been a hundred cameras focused on that building just before it was... (view)
Sat 15 May, 2021 09:11 am - [quote] It isn't written as a history.[/quote]
That is precisely why it is such a good historical source. It is untainted by any historians' interpretation. Just raw happenings from... (view)
Sat 15 May, 2021 06:19 am - [quote]Why would we need a resurrection if in a sense we don't die or something keeps on living after death.[/quote] Paul explained it with two words. First he said “I would not have... (view)
Sat 15 May, 2021 06:09 am - [quote]How do you propose we help migrants, or help end racism, or just get people to treat each other better?
These mindless arguments about things that don't matter at all are kind of... (view)
Sat 15 May, 2021 05:51 am - [quote]It is apparent throughout the novel that Mcmurphy is symbolic towards rebellion while Nurse Ratched is a supporter of conformity.”
Is it this one?[/quote] That is the one.
Sat 15 May, 2021 05:33 am - [quote]Have you tried a Congregational Church - they are very open minded.
[/quote] There isn't one within a Sunday morning drive for me but I did visit one years ago with a group of... (view)
Fri 14 May, 2021 10:40 am - [quote]And yet you support the violent conflict (or at least one side of it).[/quote] That is an unfounded assumption. I am merely a spectator watching to see if things play out as predicted. So... (view)