“Fundamentally distinct or different in kind; entirely dissimilar. Containing or composed of dissimilar or opposing elements” (American Heritage Dictionary, Dictionary.com).
Yeah, I’d say that accurately describes my interests. I’m an engineer turned accountant with an interest in finance and an obsession with current events. Hence this blog. As you will likely find out, my interests have ADD.
I’m that guy in your office or group of friends you always go to with questions about something in the news, some rumor you heard, or some random technical procedure you’re not sure about. “Why is Burma now Myanmar?” “Should my cell phone be on the Do Not Call List?” “Who do I have to call to park on the street tonight?” Someone in my office refers to me as Ask Jeeves. And I love every minute of it. This is the profound effect 9/11 had on my life. I went from oblivious to obsessed. I go out of my way to read, watch, or listen to every ounce of information I can, for mortal fear of replying “I don’t know.”
So as you have already or will soon discover, the content found here will vary widely. Some will be pure news pieces, culled from a variety of sources and generally intended to dispel rumors. Others, always filed under Musings, consist of my commentary on a certain topic. Many in the later category reflect the rants I am known for, particularly against rumors that cannot be quelled, wherein I have a tendency of assaulting the reader (or listener as the case may be) with facts. That’s either the blessing or curse of fiendishly wanting to know what’s going on.
In addition to this site, I write a blog about being an accountant and the management issues facing Gen Y in the workplace. It can be found at http://lifeinnumbers.net.
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