“I am a bundle of neurons encased in a bony shell. I have direct control over a physical body that includes fingers. Influenced by my perceptions of the world, I generate ideas, some of which I translate to language and direct my fingers to type into this blog.”
That has been my only description here in the obligatory About Me section of my blog since I started blogging. It reflects my desire to be semi-anonymous on line, as well as my nature as a smart-ass reacting to the imposition of an About Me section in this blog template not of my making.
I have now decided to give readers a few more tidbits of vitally unimportant information about me:
I floundered around professionally as a videographer and off & on political activist, and in recent years became a teacher. I am a former elementary and middle school teacher now trying to make my way as a writer. I recently cured my life-long, debilitating obsessive compulsive disorder, and am slowly writing a book about it. I love chocolate but I have developed unpleasant physical reactions to it. I ignore those reactions & continue to eat it. I used to play in rock’n’roll rock bands and fantasize about starting a middle aged punk band. I love the Ramones. I can bake really good cookies. I love living, but would choose to die before I would kill anyone. I waste time on my computer that I could be using to improve myself and the world. In the end, on balance, I would like to think that I’ve done more good than harm in the world.