I haven’t quite decided exactly what I want to tell you about myself. I’m not sure what you might find interesting (or not). Some things should be obvious if you have read much of this blog:
I’m a science fiction fan; that goes back to the mid 60s; over 50 years! I figure it as the first major discovery. I was already a total science fiction geek by the time the very first Star Trek aired. I grew up with Kirk and crew; loved Picard and crew; and really enjoyed Archer and crew (and, yes, there were some other ones and their crews… meh).
My interest in science goes back to my earliest days. Possibly literally; my first two words (I’m told) were “star” and “light.” Also too young to remember this: I apparently made “wires” by hand rolling skinny clay ropes and networked my wooden blocks. (Imagine that: toys of clay and wooden blocks. This was in an era only slightly after the invention of dirt and sliced bread.)
Now I contemplate quantum physics, relativity (general and special!), strings (and branes!) and the theories of consciousness (U, robot?). We exist. Cogito ergo sum. What does that mean for us? Do we have a role in the universe? Is there a spiritual or metaphysical aspect to life?
I’m a software designer; started that about 1978. It has turned out to be the third discovery that paid for all.
There are moments along the life path where I’ve discovered a completely new, unexpected part of the world and embraced it for the rest of my life. At least three, more like five, major times. More minor times than I can count. Would be as likely to chose a new restaurant as a known one. I’d rather take an unknown path than a known one; that Frost poem deeply informed my life.
I’ve been in love; I’ve been loved. None of it lasted, but it was almost all good while it did. I believe in love; I just never found it long term. I think I’m probably a particularly hard match to make.