Apparently my old post explaining the title of this blog has been getting more attention lately than when I posted it. Thanks to one of the more recent comments, I feel compelled to respond here instead of there.
First of all, David, thank you for the words of encouragement, and thank you for the update to your Blog title. As per your request, a little about me. For my regular readers, you may learn somehting here:
My name really is Brian, my last initial really is B. I'm 36, a native of Oregon (born in Roseburg), living in Springfield Oregon. My father was a pastor, so I moved all over the western US as a kid, living ins Southern and Northern California, Southern Idaho, and Southern Oregon. I graduated from High School in a small town near Roseburg back in 1987. After a short and ill-fated stint in college, I ended up living in San Diego, CA for 12 years. It was while there that I was introduced over the phone to my future bride (Known around these parts as The Feared Redhead), who was living in the Minneapolis area at the time. We were married in July of 1999. In July of 2001, my father died of either a stroke or heart attack (no autopsy to be sure), and TFR and I moved back to Oregon. Life was hard as we made the move with no jobs waiting, but we hung on and eventually found work. We are now the parents of a 6-week-old baby boy (The Lad) and a 3-year-old Lhasa Apso (Little Big Dog). I work as a tech support agent for a software company, TFR is on maternity leave.
We're active in our church, and I have several hobbies, including cooking, wine tasting, Role Playing Games, and BLogging. I'm politically conservative, and was an active volunteer for President Bush' reelection campaign. We also believe in personal charity, and give as often as we can to organizations like Samaritan's Purse.
I did return to college later in life, and did much better (even making Dean's List), but time and financial restraints have prevented me from completing a degree.
So for all of you who have read me but never knew some of these things about me, welcome to me.