Ust is responsible for this page. I've finally decided to
get my web page going, as opposed to my usual mooching off
other people for space. I thank all of those who've indulged
me in my web mooching over the years, especially Timothy
Shell, Peter DeVito, and Dave Euchner.
I'm not putting stuff up here about my
personal life or my recent trip to wherever or even photos of
my pets. (I have no pets.) Mainly, this space is devoted to
my writings essays, book reviews, rejoinders, short
stories, and poetry. I make no claims that my work is great,
but you be the judge. My only hope is that it inspires
thought and is an enjoyable read.
I also host the web site of In Principle, the newsletter of the
now defunct Central Jersey Objectivists.
Yes, I fall into the Objectivist tradition in
philosophy, and most of my writings display that. I don't
think I'd call myself an Objectivist, but a truth seeker
even if that seems pretentious. Suffice it to say,
I've been heavily influenced by Ayn Rand and her seconds.
Hopefully, this influence has been for the better, but I try
to keep on my toes here to be sure that all influences on me
are for the better. I hope all reading this do too.
I consider my politics libertarian anarchist, though
there's much more to life than politics. My main interests
are in the arts and the sciences not politics
I write short stories and poetry. See My Works for some of
I draw and paint too. In the former, I do
mostly pencil drawings and I also like charcoal. In the
latter, my medium is pastel and watermedia (acrylic,
watercolor, gouache). Nothing to go crazy over. Most of this
would be labeled as representational with an impressionistic
or painterly feel. Nothing too deep. Landscapes, some figure
drawings, and a few still lifes. Maybe one day, I'll throw
some of my sketches and paintings up here so you can laugh.
I play piano and guitar too. I've tried my
hand at recorder, harmonica, and violin. Though I dream of
composing music, I prefer to listen to other people's
compositions and performances.
I enjoy lots of art, whatever the medium,
from film to dance to fiction to painting. In painting, I
generally prefer the representational over the abstract, but
I try to judge each work rather than damning a whole genre.
Even so, I've never seen anything purely abstract I liked.
And I've seen a lot of abstract art!
I also consider myself a transhumanist. (See
my Links page for more
Check out my tastes in film, literature, music,
and visual art.
Date last updated: 17 January 2004.
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