I was born in the midwest of the United Sates and while I am American by birth I am a citizen of the world by nature. I have lived for years out of the United States and love every moment I am out of the USA. I have worked as a web and graphic designer since 1995 having been an early adopter of the internet. It just makes sense because I am drawn to travel. The internet allowed me to travel virtually between my actual physical trips. It also gave me the freedom to work from anywhere in the world…I am in the USA at the moment but my partner and I are planning our next long term move to Europe in the next 24 months by 2020. Stay tuned for more info as the time grows closer.
I enjoy freshwater tropical fish with a particular interest in Amazonian species. Travel is also a passion and I have visited 25 different countries so far, even living long term in several of them (the last adventure was 6 years in Buenos Aires Argentina). As I said, I consider myself a citizen of the world and I see that borders are just lines on a piece of paper we call a map and are only a concept in our minds and not everyone shares the same viewpoint. I find the whole nationalism thing to be for small minded people who prefer simplistic black and white thinking and who are not really capable to thinking for themselves. They need to latch onto and identify with some group to make up for deficiencies within themselves. They need to define themselves by the groups they voluntarily belong to such as a country, a religion, or even what they do for a living. How limiting is it to put yourself in a box. Since most people lack the intelligence to think for themselves this behaviour is understandable…I am just glad I am not one of them.
I don’t have a facebook page, I never felt the need for one as I have my own website and have had long before Facebook existed and I will still have it long after Facebook is gone! If you can remember my name you can always email me but you probably already know that since you are on my site right now! I also value my privacy while Facebook does not, nor do I have the need to post every ordinary mundane detail of my daily life that others seem so inclined to assume others are interested in. For the record, no one gives a fuck what you had for lunch unless you had some amazing local delicacy and had it in some exotic foreign country. If not then no once gives a shit so shut the fuck up.
Although I work with the internet daily I never got into the whole social media craze…probably just because I am online all day working (and quite frankly I can’t stand 98% of you)! Not only that but I have seen the evolution and change of the internet from an open system used for exploration, personal growth, individual expression, and freedom reduced to simple commerce and now government surveillance. Quite the opposite of the original intent. How sad that the government is so evil and corrupt that they need to spy on their own people to control them. And using the two party system to keep the populace under control is classic…so simple. Wake up idiots.
I am militant atheist and in case you are unclear what that means let me clear it up. I will not respect your religion. I will openly ridicule it and point out the stupidity. I am not particular about what religion it is…they are all nonsense and only for those with the simplistic mind of a child. The world is an amazing complex place and our extraordinary evolution to where we are is remarkable. Understanding the complexes of science is not for everyone certainly as most are not intelligent enough to ever grasp the most basic concepts such long periods of time required for the gradual adaptive changes which is essentially evolution. It is also somewhat understandable as the fear of death and the denial of your mortality makes religion seem like a comforting alternative. That however, doesn’t mean it is real and I assure you it is not. When you die you cease to exist – you are dead.
My personal website and a single email address are all I need because if I really care for you to contact me you would have my number already! I have a close circle of friends and I am very “old school” in that I have actual friends and do not use the term lightly, because it actually means something to me and is not just a number. I do NOT find that the number of “friends” is important, as it seems that these days the larger the number the more superficial those so-called friendships actually are. Sometimes less really is more. 🙂