IMR: About the Author
About the 'About the Author'
In Medias Res survived online for more than six years without a single page, let alone a section, devoted to its author. My cop-out answer would be that everything you needed to know about me could be found in what I wrote about my life and my oft-muddled thoughts. So, visitors have long been able to read sometimes embarassing details about the other people in my life, but could not get any self-contained summary of the very person responsible for this hypertext mess.
Eventually, though, I had to concede that even I gravitate toward the obligatory bio page even the bio paragraph on other personal sites. And at least two people had written me just to say they'd read more than a handful of entries presuming that I was a woman ... and that was a mess I was not interested in revisiting.
Besides. A big ego that's overcompensating for neurotic insecurity is still a big ego. How could I resist? But, if I am to offer gratuitous "about me" information, I'm going to do it right. In fact, I'm going to overdo it. It's what I do.
Who I am in about 300 words.
For the exceptionally curious... or bored.
Do not read before operating heavy machinery.
The exhaustive, inaccurate and incomplete timeline.
The old-fashoned way to size someone up.
"Ooo hoo — you're one evil muther. Your heart is blacker than Darth Vader's helmet."
"You're just a few crazy nights away from officially becoming 'naughty.'"
"Your waters run as deep as the ocean."
"You're adaptable, content with the simple things in life and easy to please."
"You can be rather unforgiving at times with those who don't share your vision and drive, but friends value your magnetism, charm and originality."
"You're most commonly found infecting creatures such as raccoons, skunks, bats and foxes."
"Your honesty and sweet-natured charm can get you out of any situation because you always mean well."
"ENTPs are usually verbally as well as cerebrally quick, and generally love to argue ... for its own sake ... They tend to have a perverse sense of humor as well, and enjoy playing devil's advocate."
"Sages think randomly and often earn a reputation for being scattered and unorganized... They may have the instinct but lack the interest for climbing corporate ladders or playing office politics."
"They are well-informed about world and national events and are alert to opportunities to broaden their knowledge."
"Scorpios ... travel in a world which is black and white and has little use for gray ... These folks are intense, passionate and filled with desire. They're also complex and secretive."
"The Tiger can be lovable, alluring, warm-hearted, altruistic ... The Tiger can also be rash, hot-headed, reckless, infatuated, quarrelsome..."
"Fights against restriction or limitation, and insists on developing freely as a result of his own efforts."
"Although you are, deep down, a very caring person, you are very particular in the choice of friends and indeed very demanding at times."