Thanks for visiting; I guess there are a few reasons why you might be here:
- My poetry page lists everything related to my poetry
- Taking Drugs To Write Poems To Take Drugs To
is my latest chapbook
(I usually have copies with me at readings)
- Find me online at one of these places
- My Personal/Poetry Blog, dropBrian
has been moved to its own page
- And if you’re one of those cute cubs on Growlr who seems to know more about me than I ever told him… hello, please send nudes
Poet, gamer, technical writer, sometimes photographer, very occasional music producer, stoner, priest of nothing, 21st Century Dandy—I’ve found a lot of words to describe myself; I think I’ve almost got a working definition.
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. Summer 1997 I got my B.A. in English Literature from the University of California at Irvine.
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.).