Personal

I enjoy photography, the arts, philosophy, politics, great food, great music, and great conversation. A great conversation does not necessarily have to be about a great topic.

I try to respect creative expression in all of its forms. If someone puts their heart and soul into something creative, that is something to see and appreciate.

I like to travel and for me, traveling is about the opportunity to experience something new, something different, and maybe learn something along the way, if not about yourself, the world we live in and the people who inhabit it.

I believe that there is a difference between an education and vocational training and that there is still great value to an education.

I’m convinced that Ayn Rand’s book Atlas Shrugged goes a long way toward explaining modern American culture. This is not necessarily an endorsement of her or her values in any way.

I remain both optimistic and pessimistic about the Internet’s potential to be a force for good in this world.