I am so far left I'm falling off the love train. I am a believer in truth and logic. I like things that I can make sense of. I would like to say I'm not superstitious but some things just carry through families don't they? I'm at least less so than others I know. #FeelTheBern
My primary motivation in every breath I take is my children and grand-children with the rest of my family taking a close second. I still try to have a cup of coffee with my Mom a few times a week and I like to hang out at my sister's place (especially when her boyfriend is cooking). I like to play card and board games with my baby brother and I like to listen to my other brother play music. We're a pretty tight group and I think that's a good thing.
I like renaissance faires, sci-fi conventions, concerts, cosplay and all things geektastic. I got to attend the 48th Star Trek Convention in Vegas with my best friend in 2014 and I'm hoping to go again for the 50th. I just need to shed a few pounds so I can get back into my uniform!
I collect hobbies... I have tried just about every textile art there is at one point or another. Do not take this to mean that I am chock full of creativity - the real deal is that I get bored easily. But my kids love this because we always have oodles of art supplies to do stuff with on weekends! I may also have a weird addiction to paper and writing utensils... I'm gonna get that checked.
I LOVE to read... I have about 5000 books in my personal library at last count and nary a paycheck goes by that doesn't get hit by a book purchase. I HATE reading online though... I want to have a real book in my hands!
Thoughts about SETI and SETI@home
I have been working in IT for 20+ years. I have multiple computers that always have free cycles that can be used for the betterment of society. I share my PC and laptop with the World Community Grid, MindModeling and SETI.
In regards to World Community Grid and MindModeling, I really hope my few CPU cycles can help change the world by curing cancer, fighting climate change or better understanding ourselves.
In regards to SETI, I would agree with Stephen Hawking on both points... an Alien species is likely â€œlooking to conquer and colonize whatever planets they could reachâ€ BUT we search because â€œWe are alive. We are intelligent. We must know,â€.