I am very fortunate to be married to Tina Driskell, who is the primary earthly (earthy?) joy of my life. She expertly does all of the following (in no particular order): throw clay pots (on a pottery wheel; rarely at my head); play the piano and Irish tin whistle; grow/forage for and preserve food; make jewelry from silver and semi-precious stones; write short fiction; carve and turn wood; identify plant life; card, dye, spin, and knit raw wool; and draw. She also has a Bachelor's Degree in Biotechnology and an Associate's in Conservation of Natural Resources. Tina currently works as a Naturalist for Riverbend Park and some other parks in the area.
Tina and I have two kids, both furry. They are: Our cat Oyasama, and our dog Machig. Here are photos of Tina and me with the kids.
I'm a 1989 graduate of Sauquoit Valley High School and a 1994 graduate of the Rochester Institute of Technology with a Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science. I now work for USATODAY.com in McLean, Virginia, USA, where I do web development.
My favorite author is Neil Gaiman, and I like to read comic books and watch DVDs by such creators as Craig Thompson, Terry Moore, Joss Whedon, and J. Michael Straczynski when I'm not reading spiritual stuff. Musically, my tastes are fairly eclectic, ranging from Pink Floyd to Eddie from Ohio, Alison Krauss to The Ditty Bops, Tori Amos to George Harrison, Alanis Morissette to Ollabelle, Moxy Früvous to Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers. Also, these guys kick hiney. I like every collection of theirs that I've heard.
I also like to do outdoorsy things like hike, backpack, and jog. But not as much as Tina does, and not as much as I should, which is why I'm fat.