I've banged about North America for more decades now than I care to count, not getting much done but having a great time not doing it. Born at an early age on a small family farm just outside Fort Spring, West Virginia, I somehow early on piled mountain rocks into the caves of my heart. I grew up, though, on the Gulf Coast of Florida, and ever since I've had salt water for blood. Shortly after graduating high school (Greenbrier East) I headed for Alaska, where I got a soulful of snow that's never melted. I lived there ten years, then moved to wet, windy Seattle, and I've pretty much been a damp airhead ever since.
For the past three years I lived in a self-made yurt deep in the woods behind a college in Lewisburg, WV, where I taught English and computer technology. On a whim, I moved to southwest Florida, where at present I mainly comb beaches.
Thoughts about SETI and SETI@home
I'm not really sure why I run SETI@home, beyond the fact that I feel a part of a really neat space adventure. I began reading Heinlein before I could even read, and I've been hooked on space ever since. I think that the project itself is entirely worthwhile, and worth more of our tax dollars than we're likely spending on it right now. I'm especially intrigued by the structure of the project, just imagining all of those tens of thousands of lonely little PCs all hooking up and doing their things.