It appears that my long-time moniker RTod is going the way of the buggy whip, “Trumwill,” and the edginess once associated with the Simpsons as I join the League’s regular posting… um… stable? Team? Open Source Staff? People With Way Too Much Time On Their Hands? I want to thank Erik, Mark and everyone else for foolishly allowing me to do this.
I’ve noticed that others in the past have always given an intro of themselves so that everyone might better know where they were coming from. I always appreciated that from the people before me, so I will do the same:
I am an associate partner in a risk management company living in the Pacific Northwest; I have a pretty kick-ass family that consists of my wife, a 14-year-old eldest son, a 12-year-old auxiliary back-up son, and two very bad kittens*.
Both politically and spiritually, I am a bit of an agnostic. I enjoy politics and am drawn toward the study of religion, but I lack faith in any particular strand of either. This makes me neither a True Believer nor a nihilist; instead, I’m more of a principled pragmatic.
It’s entirely possible that in any given period of time, you might find me posting about politics, science, music, books, poetry, food, anything alcoholic, sports, pop and sub-cultures, or even my own personal experiences. More often than not you should assume that I am in no way an expert on any given subject. (I’ll try to note if I have special knowledge of a topic, otherwise assume I’m just this guy.)
I know that many people that blog on political/social-issue sites do so because they know in their heart of hearts they have the answers; I am here primarily because I am so very aware that I don’t.
Thanks in advance to everyone for their patience as I find my way.
*They know what they did.