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Height:  not enough inches Weight:  too many lbs. Alumni Status:  '07, '10
Location:  central NJ Favorite Baseball Team:  Boston
Natural Enemies:  NCAA administrators, Boston College poseurs

Athletic Ability: I liked playing summer softball in the ND co-rec league, does that count? Before my son was born, my wife and I used to run (very very slowly) a few miles a few days a week ... eventually we'll restart that. (So claims everyone, I know, I know.)

Sartorial Style: I wear khakis and polos for work, so I dress up as rarely as possible, but when forced to, I clean up alright.

Favorite Beverage and Consumption Freq: I enjoy lemonade, especially during the summer, and a wide variety of beer.

I try to drink mostly water and hot tea at work, though the constant availability of soda is a peril to that intent.

Political Philosophy: I think I'm pretty conservative. I tend to think of myself as a moderate conservative, but most people scoff at that notion -- though to be fair, in my academia environment I'm often perceived (sometimes jokingly, oftentimes not) to be hyper-omgwtfbbq-right-wing; but so would anyone who self-identifies as even "questioningly conservative".

ca. 2015 I took the standard Political Compass test and scored Economic Left/Right: 4.12 & Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: 3.03, which seemed too far right/auth at the time. Mid-2018, I did it again and got Economic Left/Right: -0.25 & Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -2.15, which seems too far left/libertarian (unless going on a decade in NJ and half a decade with my rather liberal spouse are impacting me more than I would have thought)

I would not be averse to voting for Democrats who were pro-life, pro-military, and generally moderate with an independent streak. Several of the DINOs that the DNC ran in the 2006 election to gain seats in "Red States" appealed to me. I do have worries, however, that even if they are worthy candidates to support that the power they give their national party (the party of Pelosi, et al.) is not worth it.

Religious Philosophy: Roman Catholic, having returned to the Church after a few years of being practically non-practicing (mostly due to my own faults - laziness, selfishness, and inability to get over the resentment I feel against the Church for Her pie-in-the-sky stance on Catholic education).

Nonetheless, even as I wandered away, in my heart of hearts, I always truly believed in this quote:
"Ecumenism cannot be undertaken at the expense of the truth." -- Msgr. Georg Gaenswein

These days my faith is reasonably strong, but with a toddler who has not yet embraced his parents' love of sleep, I struggle to get up for Mass worse than any other time in my life.

Musical Favorites: Baroque and Classical
90's-to-modern alt rock ... though I don't think it's groundbreaking or "great" music, I enjoy listening to it.
Late 50's through early 70's rock.

Favorite Quote from an ND Coach: "If you're old and you lose, they say you're outmoded. If you're young and you lose, they say you're green. So don't lose."
- Terry Brennan

Miscellaneous Data: Inspired by the-poster-formerly-known-as-FNB's crusade against the phrase "try and", I declare my personal jihad against ignoring the possessive with a gerund. My trying to eliminate this linguistic abuse may make me seem like a dick, sorry in advance.