It's weird to know that I'm starting to get regular readers from across the world. I know that I have a couple loyal face-to-face friends that read this regularly, and some co-workers check this out from time to time, but I'm starting to find that I have regulars who have never met me and really have no idea who I am. For example (and I hope I'm not breaching any obscure Net rules of etiquette by getting into specifics), Melly Durham has linked to me, and I know that I have a subscriber in Iceland via bloglines.
Welcome! I guess I should provide a little self-description to you unknowns out there, so hopefully eventually you'll make yourselves known:
I'm a fundamentalist Christian -- ooh, scary! Jesus Christ is my Lord and Savior, I believe in a six-day creation as well as Moses, Joshua and all the patriarchs, and I'm willing to talk intelligently about my beliefs. I listen to underground Christian music (Tooth and Nail Records, Cornerstone Festival, etc), and can't stand CCM (Contemporary Christian Music) or country. On the other hand, I prefer singing hymns during worship services -- the older, the better.
In many senses, I'm a conservative punk, although not completely. I lean toward libertarianism, except in the cases of abortion and drugs. I lean toward small government, except in the cases of education and defense. I believe that it's too late, and it's no longer in God's will, for the United States to be a 'Christian nation', although I strongly believe that my beliefs should inform my politics. Bush good, Kerry bad.
My pet peeve is dishonesty. I'm a techie geek, having played video games since the age of two, and I've been programming computers since almost the same time. I love reading sci-fi, especially Star Trek, and I think I'm moving toward the classic stuff from the fifties and earlier. I have a BS in Computer Science and Mathematics from a nationally-respected university. I have a great job as a traveling consultant in the IT industry. Die Hard Cubs Fan, Bulls fan through thick and thin, bandwagon Rams fan that never got off. Teetotaler. A bucket hat is my fashion statement.
More and more, I'm coming to believe that my greatest asset is absurdity.