hankrules2011

Book reviews, health, hockey, publishing, music, tech

About

Entrepreneur. Active with startups over the years. Former poetry editor for Ray’s Road Review for nearly six years. Author of 15 published poetry collections, as well as a few other books in other areas. Literary critic,  technology writer, foreign affairs analyst. University of Tennessee, California State University Long Beach, & Queens University of Charlotte alum. Attended UCLA (had to relocate right before finishing another degree there), King University & Western State University College of Law. Some post-grad work at Michigan & Stanford. Pittsburgh Steelers & Pittsburgh Penguins fan. (SEC) college football fan (Vols). Major Bukowski fan. Beat writers fan. Philip K Dick & Terry Pratchett fan, as well as David Weber. Collector of personally autographed books. (Among my prized possessions are books autographed to and for me by Charles Bukowski, Lawrence Ferlinghetti & William Burroughs.) Additional collector of fine art, rare vinyl, select certified sports collectibles & computers, with special fondness for custom designed, custom built high-end computers. Primary current one is a Falcon Northwest MACH V. Love tech. First computer in 1982, first programming class in 1984, first email in 1985. I never looked back after that. Eclectic musical tastes. A bit of an audiophile, or at least audiophile-tendencies. Close to 5,000 albums in various formats, & some quite rare. Been in the tech & music businesses, both, as well as publishing, academia, engineering, consulting & creating my own startups over the years. Other areas of interest, research & specialization include networking, protocols, security, cloud computing, history, philosophy, biology, physics, quantum field theory/computing, AI/ML, nuclear (engineering/energy/(non)proliferation/weapons/defense strategies), military, PMCs, EW, IW/AW, space warfare doctrine, research, international relations, policy, East Asia/China, analysis, consulting, advising, mentoring & more. Left-leaning moderate. Recovering hard core Calvinist. Need lifelong therapy as a result. Freethinker. Extremely severe health problems. Have Trigeminal Neuralgia Type 2, very rare, among many other conditions. Also PTSD. Moved 30+ times. Favorite place lived: Los Angeles. Missing SoCal. Have been living in a Chattanooga TN suburb with a wonderful, amazing wife & two sweet, co-dependent cats. Relocated to the Gettysburg PA area in 2020. It’s been a crazy life for so many reasons.

9 Responses to “About”

  1. Dan Harris said

    I nominated your blog for Versatile Blogger. Do with this what you will!

    http://sailingthevoid.wordpress.com/2012/05/10/the-first-of-many-awards-versatile-blogger

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  2. indytony said

    I have just nominated you for a “Very Inspiring Blogger” award. To discover the terms of acceptance and see what I wrote about your blog, visit –

    http://writingforfoodinindy.wordpress.com/2013/01/15/nomination-3-will-it-be-assassination-or-failed-revolution/

    Don’t feel obligated to follow the conditions of acceptance, though. Just know that I found your blog inspiring and keep up the good work.

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  3. dweezer19 said

    Oops, apologies to Toby. I assumed she was a he and referred to her in the masculine elsewhere. That’s not going to improve her mood much I’m afraid. 😉

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  4. dweezer19 said

    Ahhh.well, then, thats where grumpy begins..lol good luck with the move Toby!

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  6. dweezer19 said

    Hi Scott! I just wanted to let you know I nominated you for an award and you can read about it here if you would like. Hope you have had a good weekend!
    http://tropicalaffair.me/2015/03/29/a-thousand-times-thank-you/

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