Thanks for reading. I'm here to learn and escape. Often the best escape is learning. Optimism is what backs me, despite an occasional or seeming derisive tone. This life is rife with potential, and made-up of wonder, loving family, warm people, great food, drink and music. There's so much to do. Entertainment is a necessity for the soul, but can quickly become a crutch. Let's get out of our TVs, and re-enlist passion for living.