Predominantly, my childhood occurred in Florida, in a small town just outside Fort Lauderdale. The small-town vibe suited me great--not too overwhelming and not too boring. That's where the unseen connected me, and I've been hooked ever since.
A little about the human me:
My favorite color is blue (Why is that you don't truly know someone until you know their favorite color?). I love to write, but only like reading the spiritual sages. My top two are: The Essential Rumi, translated by Coleman Barks and the Tao Te Ching, translated by Stephen Mitchell. I never read a book completely in high school, except for the one we read together in 10th-grade English class. In some stroke of magic though, nearly all my essays wound up pinned to the wall and marked with high praise.
Once I stumbled onto powerful spiritual books, I could not put them down; at some point it dawned on me why it was that I was unable to read a single book asked of me. I was a black belt in Taekwondo by age 11 1/2--okay, so technically I was a "junior black belt," but black a belt nevertheless; shoot, it should have been, if practicing 1-2 hours a day, six days a week for 2 1/2 years means anything; I went on to train and teach martial arts for a total of 18 years before "retiring" at 23--that stuff is hard on a body. I love gadgets of all sorts--Swiss Army Knives and all manner of finely crafted gadgets. If there's a beautiful crafted gadget out there, I am destined to locate and acquire it at some point. My favorite app on my phone is the WordBook Dictionary--I love it.
I see and think of life as a vastly beautiful affair; although when I speak of it to my 9 year old, she gives me the barf sign--aptly placing her right index finger into her mouth while making the appropriate "you're grossing me out" face and we both crack up. She also says I "eat a lot of herbs," which is true. I have two other beautiful stepdaughters and an amazing wife to round things out.
There you have it, a little about me you're not likely to find on any review site.