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Gender
Male
Birthday
December 8 1968
Location
Newport News, Virginia, USA
About Me
Self-taught poet and philomath. A native of Hampton Roads, Virginia, USA. Born in former South Vietnam. Briefly attended the University of the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia. Enjoys good food, music, art, museums, movies, mathematics, science, philosophy, literature, poetry, Greek mythology, science fiction, books, reading, learning, women, collecting current and old and rare comic books, free-weights, aerobic exercises, fitness; and sunshine, fresh water and fresh air.
Type of Writer
Poet (sonnets, odes, ballads, tankas, haikus, senryus, rhyme, free-verse, etc.) and essayist (essays, articles, non-fiction)
Writing Style
poetry and prose
Interests
Enjoys mathematics, science, philosophy, mythology, literature, poetry, psychometrics and current and old and rare comic books.
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Favorite Genres
mathematics, science, philosophy, literature, mythology, poetry, psychometrics, science fiction, super-heroes, comic books
Favorite Books
Jude the Obscure; Return of the Native; Crime and Punishment; The Scarlet Letter; Moby Dick; The Metamorphosis; Children Above 180 IQ (Stanford-Binet): Origin and Development; Mythology; Critique of Pure Reason; Pensees; etc.
Favorite Authors
Herman Melville, Joseph Conrad, Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Thomas Hardy, Franz Kafka, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Blaise Pascal, Immanuel Kant, Albert Camus, Edith Hamilton, Leta Stetter Hollingworth, Stephen W. Hawking, Carlo Rovelli, etc.
Favorite Poets
Gerard Manley Hopkins; William Wordsworth; John Keats; John Milton; William Shakespeare; George Gordon, Lord Byron; Percy Bysshe Shelley; Samuel Taylor Coleridge; Edgar Allan Poe; T.S. Eliot; Elizabeth Barrett Browning; Edna St. Vincent Millay; etc.
Favorite Quote
“No great genius has ever existed without some touch of madness.” --Aristotle (384 BC - 322 BC)
Favorite Music
Music from the '70's, '80's and '90's (rock, pop and soul/R&B); Electronic, Techno and New Age music; Baroque classical music (Bach, Vivaldi, Handel, etc.); Beethoven; Mozart; etc.
Favorite Movies
Highlander (starring Christopher Lambert--as Connor McCleod of the clan McCleod)
Favorite Shows
Star Trek (favorite character: Spock--as played by Leonard Nimoy)
NEW AND UPDATED ITEMS
    Rated: E · Biographical · #2127703
    Lines from me to my best friend, Rose, who becomes tormented at night with fear and dread.
    Rated: E · Experience · #2224337
    A solace to all the outcasts, loners, and pariahs in life who are excluded by others.
    Rated: E · Philosophy · #2224016
    A sonnet that waxes philosophical on what is the nature and/or purposes of genius.
    Rated: E · Romance/Love · #2222419
    A poem lyricizing on the poet's feminine ideal; who exists as an abstract concept only.
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