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Height:  5'8 Weight:  lbs. Alumni Status:  Class of '05
Location:  Austin Favorite Baseball Team:  Houston Astros
Natural Enemies:  Incompetence, inefficiency, authority figures

Athletic Ability: Solidly above average (Solid 6?). Can compete without embarrassing myself in almost any sport, though I don't really excel in anything.

Sartorial Style: Dad-life

Favorite Beverage and Consumption Freq: Craft pilsners and lagers. Dark & Stormies or Gin & Topo on the cocktail side.

Political Philosophy: I tend toward libertarian ideas, though I can't quite go as far as the Libertarian party platform. The broader the jurisdiction a government has, the more limited its powers should be. So, I want tiny government on a large level, but I'm fully OK with massive government on a local level, because it allows people to easily vote with their feet.

I suppose more than anything, I'm a process nut, in two ways: 1) I think that whatever processes we establish, they should be followed consistently without a view to their ends, and 2) If those processes aren't working out how we'd like, we should work within the processes established to modify the processes. I think far too many changes to our societal structure have been made without necessarily amending the constitution (or statute) to achieve that change. A low level example of the type of thing that really pisses me off -- I'm not sure I disagree with the result of a drinking age of 21, but the way that has been achieved (Federal withholding of state highway funds if the states don't enact the drinking age) is complete bullshit.

Most of all, I abide by Andy's enduring philosophy that our focus and discussion should be on process.;pid=448;d=this

Religious Philosophy: Cultural Catholic, but from a religious standpoint, unattached to any particular organization or belief structure. My sympathies lie with the Church, but I can't honestly profess to believe things that are demonstrably false according to every piece of information we have (transubstantiation).

Musical Favorites: Artic Monkeys, The Black Keys, Muse, The XX, Black Angels, Black Crowes, Rihanna, The Killers, Temple of the Dog, Brandi Carlisle, Nathaniel Rateliff, The 7th Floor Crew, Edward Sharpe (and the Magnetic Zeroes as well).

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