i'm also a heavy duty reader. lots of history, lots of biography. some novels. i have to find the book people here and volunteer to write some pieces for them if they'll have me.
i'm liberal in politics. i do own guns, but, i'm no gun enthusiast. i had to carry when i worked as we were considered LEOs, ME's aren't considered LEOs anymore in texas. i do have a concealed carry permit, but rarely use it. i have long guns (hunting type guns)and the most i shoot with those are targets and clay pigeons, although i am not as good with skeet as i used to be. old eyes ya know. i have no problem with the new proposed regulations and see no reason to own a military style weapon.
i'm a firm disbeliever in conspiracies, particularly those involving the President. i have a bit of a crush on Joe Biden and i admire Dr. Jill and the First Lady immensely.
i have internal and external scleroderma, so my immune system is highly compromised (hence early retirement from the ME duties). which is why most of my typing, and i apologize for this, is in lower case. my hands pain me both from the arthritis the scleroderma causes and from the swelling it also causes, hence it follows that my hands don't easily move over the keys. i can either use all caps (i'm of the old school and feel like that's yelling) or all lower case. i'll try to do better, but, on some days, like today, it just doesn't work. i also have raynaud's disease which causes my fingers and toes to ache badly and become numb so some days, typing is hard.
i'm in texas, and while at one time i was proud of my state for the political talent it contained and gave the nation, i can't wait to get outta here these days because of teh stupid.
i'll bash john cornyn whenever possible and won't even give rick perry the time of day.
feel free to ask any questions regarding my old profession. i'll answer to the best of my ability.
so ... hello to old friends and i hope to make lots of new friends here!
p.s. sometimes i can be pretty grouchy, so this is fair warning.