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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.|