I am a software engineer based in San Antonio, Texas, who enjoyed a previous career as a Ph.D. astrophysicist.

This blog was born in August 2004 during the Presidential campaign in an effort to help combat the media's distortions about Democrats in general and John Kerry and his campaign in particular.

Politics remains a prominent focus of this blog--in particular, environmental and public lands issues. It is also now a forum for my science and birding writings, as well as occasional posts on random subjects.