Although my intention is to offer objective analyses, I won’t hide my predilections. On politics, I lean libertarian, which means I usually vote Republican. But not always. A sensible, fiscally responsible Democrat will often win my support. On foreign policy, I depart from modern libertarianism, with its isolationist tendencies, and favor a strong defense, for ourselves and for our allies and friends, for without allies and friends, defending ourselves becomes more difficult and complicated. On legal issues, I practice and take a keen interest in intellectual property and First Amendment law. I oppose legal preferences based on inherent traits, such as race or sex. My libertarian propensities makes me an advocate of individual liberty.
On culture, I am a dedicated eclectic. I admire the novels of Ayn Rand and Tom Wolfe; the art of Degas, Monet, and Renoir; and the comedy of Saturday Night Live. Apart from my wife and daughters, I believe Catherine Deneuve is the most beautiful woman who ever lived. I liked the first two seasons of 24, before it went downhill. I’m addicted to Homeland, but I live in dread that it will follow the same fate.
I have the best day job in the world, practicing at a small, collegial San Francisco law firm, with colleagues I like and respect. I especially like the fact that they tolerate my literary activities.
My identity is no big secret, but I’ve chosen to keep my name out of this blog to maintain some degree of separation between my vocation and my avocation.
Other than that, when I post, I’ll put it bluntly.