So why am I here, writing about why I am here, blogging about nothing? I have a facebook account and one of my "friends", recommended reading Deven McKay's blog about her mom's Movie Club. It was one of the funniest things that I have ever read, and I thought, "If I can write things half as much fun as that, it will be worthwhile to throw words out into the electron maelstrom of the internet.
You should know that I'm not very political, but I am opinionated about a number of things and completely ambivalent about others. I tend toward the liberal view, but don't count on a consistent liberal bias about issues. I enjoy learning about new concepts in the physical and biological sciences, sociology, anthropology, medicine, history, and economics.
I should also say, up front, that I welcome other's ideas about topics, but will take appropriate action if arguments degenerate into personal attacks, name calling, or a lack of respect for the rights and feelings of others.