I love to read, especially history.
I'm exploring classical and jazz, although I still love lots of the rock I grew up on.
I enjoy walking around the beautiful city of San Francisco and exploring the lovely parks and headlands.
I work as a computer consultant, doing web design and technical writing. I have experience with lots of related tasks, from user interface design to copyediting. I spend a lot of my free time playing with Drupal, a wonderful open-source content management system.
From 1991 to 2003, I ran Racer Records, a little independent record label. I had the pleasure of putting out 20 albums by a dozen artists I truly love.
I'm an advocate of human rights and free speech; that passion led me to create four sites related to Scientology:
- Scientology Lies
- a site documenting Scientology's lies and criminal acts
- Truth About Scientology
- a site for Scientologists, focusing on changes to the writings of L. Ron Hubbard and the organization's declining statistics
- the Lisa McPherson Files
- the evidence compiled by the Clearwater Police Department while investigating the death of Scientologist Lisa McPherson, who died in Scientology's custody
- The Compleat Aberree
- all twelve years of The Aberree, a newsletter published by former Scientologists in the 1950s and 1960s, covering all kinds of mid-century spiritual and psychic practices, with a wonderfully irreverent sense of humor
I contribute to the Drupal forums and issue queues and Ask MetaFilter, and less frequently to Wikipedia.
I have of lot of fun learning Drupal and php and mySQL by tinkering with these sites, but I spend most of my free time reading, listening to music, taking walks, and learning to play music.