I'm 37 - be 38 on St. Patrick's Day of '01. Middle-age, here I come.
On May 16, 1998, I married the drop-dead gorgeous Carey Elder (now Kelley), unquestionably the best thing I've ever done in my life.
I'm a big guy - 6'2", 220 lbs.
Carey and I are holed up in Austin, at least until the screwheads manage to turn the place into another Los Angeles.
I was born on St. Patrick's Day, in Shamrock, Texas. Obviously, I'm pretty much pure Irish.
For grins, I run (road races), play golf, brew my own beer and watch as much baseball as possible. I played rugby for 10 years, but a gruesome open fracture of my left forearm ended my career on January 24, 1998. If you've a strong stomach, you can see photos of the injury in Dave's House of Pain.
Carey and I have - as of right now - three (3) dogs: Mali, Curtis and Lucy, and a cat called Tutu (after Bishop Desmond).
For money, I write. I'm the Executive Editor at Boating World magazine, the Astronomy columnist for Camping Life magazine, and I freelance whenever I get the chance. Got a mortgage to pay, y'know? If you want to read some of my collected works, visit the Presidential Library.
I was born in Shamrock, Texas, while my dad was the head football coach of the Shamrock Fighting Irish.
I graduated from the University of Texas (Hook 'em Horns) in 1985, with a BA in English.
I attended Harvard for a bit, but so did the current president so that suddenly isn't very impressive, is it?
On to the Presidential Library...
Back to the Capital of the Republic.