This is the inaugural post of my personal weblog. Here is where I get to talk about the things that are eating me, as well as the things that I’m eating. I’ll explore my many interests, and try to find some coherent connections between them. I’ll highlight discussions with my friends, and forcibly coerce some of them to post here as well. If any reader has accidentally stumbled upon this blog, here are a few things that you should know. I’m a 58 year old white male, single, politically leftist, an artist/painter/teacher, a martial artist with a 2nd degree black belt in Seido Juku Karate, a lover of music, good literature, poetry, film, and culture in general. I live in the Pacific Northwest, like to travel, like to stay at home. I was a Haight-Ashbury hippy, married, divorced, married, divorced, married, divorced, could somebody jiggle the needle PLEASE! I’m obsessed with sex, which means I’m a lot like you. I think we should get the FUCK out of Iraq and cart the entire Bush admin off to the Hague where they can be tried and punished for their crimes. People should be treated with the respect and dignity that they deserve. I love Japanese food, Indian food, Mexican food, Iranian food, Thai food, Chinese food, Armenian food, Greek food and food food. My favorite blogs are Talking Points Memo, Huffington Post, Firedoglake, Political Animal, Informed Comment, The Washington Note, Daily Kos, Bradblog, Eschaton and Consortium News. I use a Mac G5 tower desktop, and a MacBook Pro laptop. I do website design, database design, graphic art and other computer related jobs on the side. I love gadgets. I love road trips. I love New York, Tokyo and Chicago. I’m not a Canadian nor am I a jellyfish. There’s two things in this world that I don’t want to run into, mister, and both of them are zombies.