I'm originally from Cincinnati but I presently live in Montclair, New Jersey, a couple of blocks Buzz Aldrin's childhood home. I've been in love with aerospace and aviation since hearing sonic booms coming from "supersonic jets" flying from Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in the 1960's. I'm an actor whenever I can get hired, but I'm a field engineer for a major online research database company which pays the bills.
PC flight simulation is a hobby of mine along with flying model rockets. I like to tinker with anything that flys.
Whenever I look at the night sky, with the naked eye or through my telescope, I'm in awe! I'm reminded that the issues we squabble over in this world are nothing in the large scale scheme of things. Hopefully one day more humans will realize how small we are and how our problems are not really problems at all.
Thoughts about SETI and SETI@home
I run Seti@home because I feel that it gives the screensaver concept purpose. Who sits in front of the pc to watch screensaver images go by? The search for ET has fascinated me since before reading Carl Sagan's "Cosmic Connection" when it was first published. This is the least I can do.
My view of the project is that it's obviously worthwhile, again requiring minimal energy from me as a participant. I'm curious about intelligence in the universe -- not saucer-men or Klingons, but truly advanced intelligence. Finding evidence of such intelligence would, in my opinion, change our concept of life and would arguably be the most significant find in the history of humankind.