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8 January
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I grew up in Chicago, own a condo there, and have lived most of my life there. About 8 years ago, I moved to LA (for work) where I lived for about 3 years (except when I was visiting my friends in SF, Seattle, or Chicago). Then I moved to NY (for work) where I lived for a year. Then I moved back to LA for a few months and then to Minneapolis MN for a little over 2 years to work for Bosch (the huge German company) except when I was visiting my friends in LA or Asia (mostly Thailand and Cebu). Now I have decided to move back to LA.

I try to be a balanced realist: that is I try to see the glass as "half full" *and* "half empty" (I try to see beyond our dualistic world). One of my mottos is: "Moderation in all things, including moderation." Moderation in moderation means that sometimes it pays off to work hard & life is more fun if you "party hard" once in a while (but not too often).

My social-political "standing"/veiw-point is very similar to the Dali-Lama's.
For more info on this, see my LJ post here:

I like to travel and have friends all over the world who I sometimes visit, and email and IM with between visits. (update: I have been emailing a lot lately, but have stopped IM'ing because I type to slow) I have been to London several times, Mexico a couple of times, Vancouver Canada several times, Paris, Talon (France), Venice (Italy), Taiwan, China two times (I love Hong-Kong!), Thailand and Cebu many times, and all over the USA (Chicago, LA, Seattle, SF, NY, Miami, etc., see http://www.livejournal.com/users/sighris/32446.html ). Someday soon I want to get to Egypt, Germany & Scotland.

I enjoy: good food, talking with friends, riding my motorcycles (Honda CBR1000F), reading good books (lately been interested in Ken Wilber), playing chess and go/baduk/wei-chi, listening to music, good movies, going to dance/night clubs, hiking in the mountains. I want to go Sky-diving again as it was almost as much of an adrenaline rush as driving my bike down the 110 at 140mph; and yes, the CHiP has asked me not to do this... twice now... but I am kinda addicted to it (the feeling/sensation/adrenaline).

I have also gone rock climbing a few times (on Point Dume) and like it alot.
I just purchased by own harness (spring '04) and hope to climb a couple of times a year.

Twice I joined a rock-band (long ago) and went with them from LA to SF, Portland, Vancouver BC, and back to Seattle; and I am pretty sure I will never do that again.

I am interested in many things (see list) but Zen and the "powers"/abilities of the human mind, AI, Quantum physics, geometry, the game of go (aka baduk or wei-chi), cutting edge tech, computers & cybernetics are some of my favorite interests. Favorite Cyber/tech Movie Refs: Matrix, 13th Floor, BladeRunner. The 1st/original "Star Wars" is one of my "all time" favorite movies. Other favorite movies: "Dances with Wolves" and "The Cube". I liked "Run Lola Run", Memento & "Pulp Fiction" a lot, partly because of the "time twists" in each of them. "Donnie Darko" (which also had some time-twist stuff) gave me some stuff to ponder (which means I liked it too). "The Usual Suspects" had a good lesson to teach, so I recommend it to those who are interested in strategy.

Here is a quote that sums up how I often feel about life:
"Bittersweet: She said she usually cried at least once each day not because she was sad, but because the world was so beautiful & life was so short." (c) 2000 by Brian Andreas

Here is a quote that seems good to have here:
"Ultimately the bond of all companionship,
whether in marriage or friendship,
is conversation." -- Oscar Wilde

Here is another thing which should be here ( humor is good ;)

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