Animal: n. ˈa-nə-məl 1. Author, lecturer, traveler, story-teller, Willowbilly and woods bum. 2. Your best source for deep thoughts, random tidbits, rough humor, totty, outdoor stories, news of the day, unsolicited advice and discussion of the Manly Arts. (Special emphasis placed on hunting, shooting, camping and fishing.)
Who am I and what do I think? I am an atheist, Objectivist minarchist libertarian. For political purposes I am, in most respects, a old-fashioned Goldwater Republican. I think the government governs best that governs least, and favor low taxes, low government spending and free enterprise. My take on social issues is simple: I really don’t give a damn what people do, as long as they leave me alone.
I am an independent businessman who has worked on four continents and racked up an impressive stack of frequent-flier miles in so doing. Managing to survive without a traditional J.O.B. isn’t always easy and it isn’t for everybody, but all in all I’m having a hell of a good time.
In between all these other things, I amuse myself by being a semi-notorious local political gadfly, semi-professional bad influence and general pain in the ass. I’m firmly convinced that the Earth and all its inhabitants were placed here for my personal amusement and entertainment, and I comport myself accordingly.