I am not associated with any party, university, church, or other institution. This blog is supported solely by donation – my own donation of time and effort.
My main projects as a writer are organized as this blog is organized: I write on philosophical, theological, political, and cultural themes, with posts increasingly brought under one of two main headings: “Anismism” for pieces focused on philosophy and theology, and “Neo-Imperialism” for geo-politics and theory of the present historical conjuncture. I select pieces from any category including those two for “Assorted Topics” after they’ve had a chance to be re-read and re-edited for a few months.
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I also have maintained an eBay on-line store since 2005, and have been an active eBay seller since 2001 – with ca. 5000, 100% positive feedback ratings. My specialty is collectibles, especially movie collectibles, and I frequently work as a “trading assistant” facilitating sales on consignment.
You can drop me a line using any of the options on the blog contact page. You may also, if you are so moved – because you support the causeless cause of this blog or because you would like to follow in some tradition of patrons of commercially mostly hopeless work or because you just found something useful or interesting here and fair is fair – offer a donation directly to me via Paypal or credit/debit card using the image link below:
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As for professional and educational background: At various times I have been a working writer – screenwriter, journalist, editor, translator – and I have also been published as a poet in obscure literary magazines most or all of which no longer exist. The best money I ever made was probably as a legal secretary, and the most consistent living I made was as a script reader/development person for independent movie production companies during the ’90s. At another stage in my life I was a full-time political activist.
I was born in Vienna, Austria, of American parents, who returned to the US while I was still an infant. I read German as a mostly self-taught foreigner, not as a native German-speaker. I studied English in college, at UCLA, where I received a B.A.
(Last updated 2016.12)