High mileage, some wear and tear, but I still think I am as good as the day I left the showroom. One careless first owner, one wonderfully caring second owner.

Design is my passion. Microsoft Word is my nemesis.


Not really. Just have been long enough on this treadmill to see so many things done wrong, and a few done right. I don’t believe in ignoring utter stupidity, especially from those who purport to be our leaders (and by implication our betters).

Beware the irrational, however seductive. Shun the ‘transcendent’ and all who invite you to subordinate or annihilate yourself. Distrust compassion; prefer dignity for yourself and others. Don’t be afraid to be thought arrogant or selfish. Picture all experts as if they were mammals. Never be a spectator of unfairness or stupidity. Seek out argument and disputation for their own sake; the grave will supply plenty of time for silence. Suspect your own motives, and all excuses. Do not live for others any more than you would expect others to live for you.

-Christopher Hitchens, Letters to a Young Contrarian