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 20 Sep, 2020 04:29 pm - There is Surface and there is Surface Book. The 'book' has batteries in the display housing, the Surface has them in the keyboard housing so it does not have this problem. I should have... (view)
Sun 20 Sep, 2020 04:18 pm - [quote]Why do atheiests have to hope that their belief system is true? What does hope have to do with it?[/quote]
I think it was Richard Dawkins who said, 'Not only do I not believe God... (view)
Sun 20 Sep, 2020 04:12 pm - [quote]The heart of man is wicked Leadfoot. It practices double minded thinking/reasoning.[/quote]
That is one hell of a confession. I’m glad you can’t speak for all of us.
And not... (view)
Fri 18 Sep, 2020 04:50 pm - [quote]If you don't dump coffee on 'em and you have a good protection and accept updates, suckers will go a long time.[/quote]
Unless you got suckered into a top of the line Microsoft... (view)
Fri 18 Sep, 2020 04:27 pm - [quote]We are not our thoughts and reasonings.We just have thoughts and reasonings.[/quote]
The very least you can do is be consistent.
“As a man thinks in his heart, [b]so is... (view)
Wed 16 Sep, 2020 10:32 am - Ah come on Frank, Jasper has freely and fully admitted that his guess is based on either hope or Pascal's wager.
Both are pretty weak soup, but give a prisoner what he wants for his last meal. (view)
Tue 8 Sep, 2020 12:53 pm - Reading 'The Gnostic Bible' for past few days. Absolutely amazing.
In a way, I’m glad they eluded me until now. Otherwise I might have doubted that their lessons had already... (view)