Richard

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About me

Gender Male
Location Mississauga, Ontario, Canada
Introduction Crummy high school student, international level competitive swimmer, BSc, MSc, BEd. Worked as Research Biologist in Fisheries Assessment (mainly L.Ontario and L.Simcoe); Rabies Research incl. fox radio-telemetry for which I programmed a home range mapping and plotting program. Was a curatorial assistant at the Royal Ontario Museum's Mammalogy Dept. (not a happy time), returned to Rabies, but then became a private High School Biology Teacher. Onto other things now.
Interests philosophy / epistemology, children's lit, windsurfing, dogs
Favorite Movies The Miracle Worker-starring Patty Duke. The only movie showing that to be human one needs concepts.
Favorite Music Beethoven's Ninth, Cicada (The Things You Say), Steppenwolf, Steve Oliver (High Noon), Emerson Lake & Palmer, King Crimson, Funeral for a Friend (Elton John), Feel Alive (Benassi Brothers) Yah there's more. Artists with great tunes have crappy tunes too much.
Favorite Books Atlas Shrugged, The Fountainhead, Objectivism: The Philosophy of Ayn Rand, The Pursuit of Reason: the life of Thomas Jefferson, America and The Enlightenment, The Source, A World Lit Only By Fire, The Health Hazards of Not Going Nuclear. Despicable books:, Voltaire's Bastards, Silent Spring, Handmaiden's Tale, Bible

If mud is dirt plus water, what is clay?

To a Jesuit: clay is the mind of a child!