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Gender
Male
Birthday
1961
Location
Garland, Texas
About Me
I live in the real-life model for "Arlen" from "King of the Hill" (Garland is also the hometown of the show's creator), with my wife, two sons, two dogs, one cat and an indeterminate number of fish (an additional family member, our daughter, currently lives in the Philippines.)
Type of Writer
I write both fiction (chiefly Fantasy and Sci Fi) and non-fiction (political commentary.)
Writing Style
Left to Right
Interests
Music, Politics, Public Policy, History, Military Science, Sailing, Woodworking, Metal Spinning, Language (currently studying Japanese)
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Favorite Genres
Sci Fi, Fantasy, Politics, History, Military History and Strategy
Favorite Books
Morris West: The Shoes of the Fisherman. Robert Heinlein: The Man Who Sold The Moon. Gordon Dickson: The Dragon and The George. JRR Tolkein: The Lord of the Rings. Anne McCaffrey: Dragonriders of Pern. Ursula K. LeGuin: The Lathe of Heaven.
Favorite Authors
Beyond the authors listed above: CJ Cherryh, Isaac Asimov, Arthur C. Clark, Terry Brooks, CS Lewis, Mark Twain, Ron Goulart, James Thurber and many more
Favorite Poets
Robert Frost, Walt Whitman, and anyone skilled at Haiku
Favorite Quote
Adam Smith: "The subjects of every state ought to contribute towards the support of the government... in proportion to their respective abilities; that is, in proportion to the revenue which they respectively enjoy under the protection of the state."
Favorite Music
Symphonic music, esp. high Romantic through mid-20th c. (from Brahms to Shostakovich). New Age, esp. Mike Oldfield, Vangelis, Mannheim Steamroller. Alternative, esp. Talk Talk, Radiohead, Coldplay. Jazz and Blues, like Bela Fleck. Muddy Watters.
Favorite Movies
The Lost Battalion, Dark Star, The Name of the Rose, Tora Tora Tora, Star Trek Wrath of Khan, The Blues Brothers, Time Bandits, Brazil
RECOMMENDED ITEMS
What is a valid proof of humanity?
Rated: 13+
~6,431 Words
Sci-fi
Type: Short Story
Updated 6 years ago
A slave races to save his runaway wife before hunters capture her.
Rated: 13+
~10,282 Words
Fantasy, Sci-fi, Other
Type: Other
Updated 3 years ago
Half-Human Ep. 1: Kyra's frustrations with her family. 1st story in an Anime-style series.
Rated: 13+
~7,627 Words
Fantasy, Action/Adventure, Sci-fi
Type: Short Story
Updated 9 months ago
NEW AND UPDATED ITEMS
    Rated: 13+ · Fantasy · #1163728
    Half-Human Ep. 1: Kyra's frustrations with her family. 1st story in an Anime-style series.
    Rated: ASR · Nonsense · #2120384
    It has a shape which we shall not forsake!
    Rated: E · Nature · #1110030
    Mostly Eigo no Haiku and Haiku-related items. More posted later.
    Rated: E · Pets · #2116212
    The King (Queen?) In Mellow Yellow
    Rated: E · Pets · #2116211
    The king (or queen) in mellow yellow
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