Who Am I? I’m a blogger in his mid-50′s, who has been at various times a medical researcher, computer tech and programmer, soldier, writer, and environmental scientist. I have a lot of interests, ranging from hard science, politics, to science fiction & fantasy and comics. Politically, I’m a pragmatic liberal Democrat. What does that mean precisely? I’m a registered Democrat, active politically. My views are considered “liberal.” Pragmatic means just that – I’m more interested in getting things done, with what works than I am in spouting dogma. I go by “Norbrook” on the Internet, and that nickname has been associated with me for going on to 35 years now. It’s a long story.