I was born on a very cold day in Minneapolis, MN in nineteen seventy-something but shortly thereafter, my family moved to Clear Lake, TX. After a dozen years in the Houston area (minus a nine month stint in Tripoli, Libya) the family moved again. This time, instead of crossing a continent the family crossed an ocean and we moved to Harare, Zimbabwe.
I spent four life-shaping years in Zimbabwe before moving back to San Antonio, Texas to attend college. Hijinks ensued. Today, I find myself in Austin, TX where I have been since 1992 (minus nine months in Los Angeles, CA and three months in Amsterdam).
This is the second attempt at a blog under the ‘equality of conditions’ masthead. The phrase comes from Alexis de Tocqueville’s “Democracy in America” and he used it to succinctly describe what he felt made America so unique when compared to the democratically staid establishments of Old Europe. Hopefully this blog will live up to this phrase by providing a forum where all thought is considered equally and I will try to approach writing in the thoughtful, observational manner Tocqueville applied.
I’m passionate about reading, open source technology, civil liberties, political science, Liverpool FC, the San Antonio Spurs, and embarrassingly, the Houston Astros. My current active New Year’s Resolution is to make and craft more things, like beer.
But above all, I enjoy thinking of things and maybe writing about them.
So here we are. Welcome!