Obligatory Introduction Post

I’ve had so many blogs over the years that I think I’ve written more intro posts than regular posts.  Because of that, you’d think it’d be easy by now.

It’s not.

Not that I mind talking about myself – it’s one of my favorite subjects – but because I don’t really know what to talk about in particular.  If I put something in the wrong “order”, then it seems either more or less important than it really is.  If I forget something completely, then later on I’ll feel like I need to backtrack if I’m talking about something related to it.  And if I spend an inordinate amount of time talking about something relatively trivial, like perhaps that I ride the train to work, and gloss over something important, like my wife and daughter, well, I’ll just curl up in a corner and rock myself patiently for a week.

So, bearing that in mind, here it goes…

I’m currently a software/web developer for the Colorado State Judicial Deparment in Denver.  I’ve lived a few places – El Paso, TX; Western Washington state; and southern California when I was a kid.  I’m married to a beautiful woman, and we recently had our first child, a beautiful girl who’s already got me wrapped tighter around her tiny little fingers than I ever thought possible.

Most of my adult life I’ve been focused on programming – both as a career and a hobby.  But I’ve also spent time playing piano, writing music, and, well, “regular” writing.  I’ve got one book under my belt, a quasi-romance/family drama book called Like Glass.  It’s published in the UK right now; you can order it from Amazon’s UK site or from the Book Depository – forgive the lack of links; I’m writing this on my phone and it’s a pain in the ass to switch back and forth.  Trust me – I’ll provide links soon.  If you’re not in the UK, I’d recommend the Book Depository.  They offer free shipping to most places (maybe worldwide?), and I already have had a couple of US readers order it from there.

Right now I’m playing around with photography as a hobby.  I’ve always wanted to do some of the more visual arts, but never had the patience to teach my hands to make what I see.  Photography is a good compromise there – I don’t necessarily have complete control over the subject, but I can tweak the hell out of the colors.  From what little I’ve read on a couple of photography sites (just got into it this past weekend – haven’t spent much time researching), there’s a lot of sentiment against heavy post processing; personally, I love it.

One thing that’s probably worth getting out from the beginning is that I have been diagnosed with depression.  A lot of people talk about “suffering” from depression; I don’t like to think that way.  It’s part of who I am.  That’d be like saying I suffer from being left-handed.  I’m on meds that work, I see a therapist sometimes, I get moody sometimes.  That’s just life.

Well, I think that covers the basics pretty well, or at least most of the stuff I’ll probably talk about in this thing.  I’m sure there’s a lot that I missed, or put in the wrong order, or any of the other neurotic concerns I listed above, but my thumbs are getting tired so anything else will have to wait for later.

Catch you on the flip side.


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