I’m just starting this. I have no idea if I’ll have the energy to keep at it. I discover relevant information far faster than I can possibly write about it and I’m finding my interests to lie more towards discovery than documentation.
UPDATE, January 21, 2013: New to having a blog, I see that much of the info that I dumped into my first blog post belongs in this section. Oh well! Rather than rewrite, I’ll just refer you over there for my Education and Training. In addition to what’s mentioned there, I also completed 5 out of the 10 exams required to become credentialed as an actuary back in the 60s, so I know a little about statistics and probability theory.
Intellectually, I tend to be thorough, precise, and perhaps annoyingly pedantic (I’ll try to keep it light and insert humor) — think mental bull dog, with Asperger’s / OCD tendencies. Although these qualities don’t generally get me very far socially, they actually serve very well for the task here at hand. The subject material is intricate, vast , nuanced and sometimes difficult. My intention here is to document my journey as I explore the arguments and weigh the evidence. If you are looking for some help in sorting it all out, you’ve come to the right place. If you’re looking for entertainment or easily assimilated sound bites, sorry, this is probably not for you.
Please feel free to comment on any of my blog posts if I’ve missed parts of the story. Or you have a different take on it. Or you think I’ve got it totally wrong. Or I’ve bungled the explanation such that it’s not even understandable. Or, you just wanna say hi, 🙂