How can anyone characterize himself by a single, finite list of snapshot observations, when life is so limitless with possibilities? Even now, like the Suitland creeks I sported in as a boy, I am changing and growing. I am learning and upgrading, and what meager truths I share with you today will likely be dwarfed by a great epic that is only beginning to unfold, and what will you have then?
When a creek becomes an ocean, what of the creek is left with us?
all pebbles and babble
HOMETOWN: Washington, D.C.
OCCUPATION: Technical writer; web developer
AGE: over 40
ETHNICITY: Mexican, Syro-Lebanese and Afro-American
DATING/MARITAL STATUS: Single, taken (and released)
BIRTH SIGN: Leo, July 30
HEIGHT: A little over 5' 10.5"
WEIGHT: Under control
BODY TYPE: Under construction
PHILOSOPHY: Mediocrity is an unacceptable apology for low expectations.
A FEW OF MEL'S FAVORITE THINGS ..
SPORTS: soccer [Chivas!!!], swimming, day hiking and racquetball
READING: horror, military history, fantasy, Hollywood bios and an occasional science fiction novel or comic book (if really good). [Top Five: The Golden Age of the Moor, Sula, Heart of Darkness, The Naked and the Dead, The Stand]
CINEMA: sci fi, westerns, detective/psycho thrillers, disaster epic, sword & sorcery, war epics. [Top Five: Macbeth (O. Wells), Guns of Navarone, Cassanova (Fellini), Dune (Lynch), Conan The Barbarian]
ACTOR: Anthony Hopkins (everything)
SINGER: Dame Shirley Bassey
FOOD: Indian, Tejano (Tex-Mex), Chinese, Peruvian, Chilean, Soul, Panamanian, Caribbean, Hunan, Italian, Swiss. [Best Dish: Steak Diane la Pauvre]
ARTISTS: Shirley Poindexter Dyer, Eldzier Cortor, Tamara De Lempicka, Fernando Botero, Norman Rockwell, Diego Rivera, Salvador Dali, Edward Hopper, Max Ernst, Alex Ross, Raphael, Michelangelo, Pierre Et Gilles
MUSIC: jazz, classical, 80s pop, free-style, Euro, world, a little metal
TELEVISION: documentaries, crime scene/detective thrillers, sci fi
SUPERHERO: He-Man or Wonder Woman
A Brief Biography
A Boyhood In Creeks
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