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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.
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Thu 20 Apr, 2023 04:00 pm - [quote]Affordable wants and needs, the wisdom of a simple life:[/quote] That’s a great series of philosophy videos. And that particular one was timely for me. I’ve allowed too many... (view)
Thu 20 Apr, 2023 08:21 am - [quote]Max Tegmark piles up on chat GPT-4 AGI fear mongering with an open letter...and still he has a point! [/quote] Oh yes. That part about creating our own monsters was spot on. What a list... (view)
Thu 20 Apr, 2023 07:23 am - And often does. (view)
Sun 9 Apr, 2023 05:44 am - [quote]wearing: Body hugging sky blue crop-length jeans (❤️), purple local eatery T, bare feet, red toenails, messy ponytail.[/quote] Not fair, you [b]know[/b] what ponytails do to me. (view)
Wed 5 Apr, 2023 06:45 am - [quote]Reality NECESSITATES whatever dumb thing we come up with..[/quote] That would explain, why we drive one another insane, instead of the other way round. (view)
Wed 5 Apr, 2023 06:36 am - About half the time I think we totally agree. The other half I think we don’t. I like that! (view)
Tue 4 Apr, 2023 07:39 am - [quote]How do people sleeping in the streets regard an Indian moon-shot?[/quote] Probably about the same as I do about the 6 Trillion + we needlessly spent during the recent outbreak of insanity... (view)
Tue 4 Apr, 2023 07:26 am - Can we rely on that, Pragma? (view)
Tue 4 Apr, 2023 07:10 am - [quote]the nuance is that Moral Relativism ascertains that things are neither good or bad while I ascertain that all things that exist are NECESSARILY Good![/quote] Reminds me of a sci-fi novel... (view)
Thu 16 Mar, 2023 06:46 pm - An unusually pleasant day of conversation Fil. Good night or whatever it is there and see you down the road. (view)
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