I was a geek before it was fashionable to be one. All of my past, professional experiences were in the field of quantitative psychophysiology. You see, I told you I was a geek! But today, I am an artistic geek. Always creative, but now I create digital art.

My current focus is on vector based expressions of beauty such as flowers and ballet dancers, but my dry sense of humor frequently trickles in. I consider building websites to be another expression of art and have indulged in this many times through Muse, Wordpress, Edge-Animate, and a bunch of other non-coding types of easels. This departure from coding is quite humorous since I spent my entire scientific career writing statistical code. I also enjoy writing html and css routines.

I savored my career through 2004 as a quantitative psychophysiologist when I worked around the clock with joy and enthusiasm . Up until that time, a long term research position was maintained at a major university where I was involved in grant and manuscript preparation documenting relationships between psychological factors and HIV, cancer, and the cardiovascular system. I loved the details of my work and would frequently be found at my desk on mornings after night all-night parties of figuring out the best way to communicate statistical results through creative graphs and tables. It was extremely dramatic when I was struck down in 2004 from the effects of Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome and early retirement became necessary. Feel free to visit my blog at http://MyBrainsAreInMyButt.net where I discuss this in greater detail.

Despite serious, physical limitations from my illness, I still manage to stay active and enjoy life by riding a specially outfitted recumbent tricycle. I have also directed energies toward encouragement of pro-active coping in the face of chronic illness within my local community, as well as internationally, through the internet. But it is from being bedridden for 2 1/2 years that I was able to become acquainted with my passion for digital art. My training is based on the thousands of tutorials available online. I am grateful to the myriad of teachers who's ideas came to me through grains of sand in the form of computer chips.

I must say, I'm glad to have been stricken down by illness during this age of technology, particularly telecommunications, instead of prior to 1986. That's about when my brother and I first messaged together on mainframe computers from our respective Universities!

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