Hey there, I’m Brian Thedell. I guess there’s a few reasons why you might be here:
If you’re here because of poetry, you might want to check out my poetry page.
If you’d like to catch up with me online, well there’s this.
And if you’re one of those cute cubs on Growlr who seems to know more about me than I ever told him—hello, and, please send nudes.

About Brian

Poet, gamer, technical writer, sometimes photographer, very occasional music producer, stoner, priest of nothing, 21st Century Dandy—Brian has found a lot of words to describe himself; the more the merrier.

Ancient History

Brian is just this guy you know?

I was born in 1976, the nation’s bicentennial. The 80s happened, but I try not to dwell on the negative. I got my B.A. in English Literature at 20, which was entirely too young.

Remember the dotcom boom?!

That kind of degree is about as useful as you’d think, so I went back to school for an Associate’s in Computer and Information Science. I finished it!…just in time to see the Dot-com bubble burst. 🙁

(p.s. I can write HTML and CSS by hand now—a skill about as useless as a degree in English Literature.)

Brian Since 2004…

I got an official “Advanced Certification in Scientific and Technical Writing” from San Diego State University in 2004. It’s essentially an abridged Master’s, a way to take those classes without enrolling in the actual program. I did technical writing for awhile, and sometimes I can still be convinced to contribute to the odd project. I’ve kind of re-evaluated my life and priorities since 2012, when I was diagnosed with Lupus  (or is it Mixed Connective Tissue Disease? Depends on my rheumatologist’s mood I guess).