About Me

A DM for *mumble* years, I’ve been playing AD&D since junior high. I still have two regular campaigns, both based in Mystara. I own most everything printed for 1st edition AD&D and BECMI, and at least core books for the other editions.

I’ve been told when they handed out hobbies, I stood in the short lines. I actively whitewater kayak, play board games, read, develop home automation software, volunteer with the American Red Cross (nationally and internationally),  bicycle tour, fix bicycles, develop an open source application for hosting Stars!, work on a never-ending stream of home repairs, and, of course, play AD&D.

I started cycle touring in 1989. While regular vacations provided 3-week cycling trips across various countries in Europe, intermittent vacation cycling trips weren’t enough. I quit my job in 2015, loaded up my bicycle, and cycled from Istanbul to Ireland (and yes, there was a boat in there somewhere).

In my wake I’ve left paintball, medieval full-contact combat (SCA) (including making chain mail and other armor), crafting jewelry, computer gaming, Heroclix, tablet weaving, medieval kite construction, and various other implements of destruction.

During my work experience I’ve delivered pizzas, created chemicals for a pediatric endocrinology lab, organized the library for a parapsychology lab, moved furniture for a Japanese moving company, and worked for several hospitals as a research technician before embarking on a career path of information technology, eventually filling the role of Global IT Infrastructure Architect. My house has nine+ computers running a variety of operating systems, with cameras and sensors scattered about–and talks.