About:I am a jack of all trades and a master of nothing.
I throw boomerangs for recreation. Yes, they work. Nothing is more zen than a boomerang that returns to you.
I am a Taoist.
I've played rock guitar for ...ulp...20 years and recently took up classical style. Original influences were the hair bands of the 80's. Now I'm into practically everything.
I have always been extremely into animals and pets. I have been keeping exotic reptiles for as long as I've been able to walk, although in the earlier years those exotics were limited to local fauna.
I am hugely fascinated by cephalopods- octopus and squid- which led to independant research with them as a hobby. I have kept numerous octopuses at home, and the research I conducted on their husbandry and culturing methods helped land me a spot on a couple field research trips. I have been to Costa Rica and Bonaire on official research duty. I met my wife- a genuine, degree-holding marine biologist -on that last research trip. She is the love of my life, my soul mate, but it took two weeks of intense research and ignoring each other to realize it.
Our current focus is Chameleon husbandry. We have 4 adult Meller's Chameleons, a Jackson's and a Montium, and we recently hatched out a clutch of Meller's Chameleon eggs. Two bedrooms in our house are totally dedicated to the habitats for these animals as well as our other pets- a 19-year old iguana and a pair of Bearded Dragons. We also have a trio of dendrobates frogs.
Our little zoo consumes about 1500 crickets a month. We are trying to figure out how to breed crickets to keep up with the demand. We also breed silkworms and three kinds of cockroach to provide variety.
We are in the process of organizing a shelter and adoption organization for abandoned and unwanted exotic reptiles- a problem on the rise due to the popularity of these creatures.