About this site:
I’m always interested in doing freelance work. My specialties lie in the areas of pagination, document creation, writing (from technical to creative and most things in between) and graphic design. I also do web development and calligraphy on a per-project basis (if it’s out of my league, I can help you find someone who can assist you). Please feel free to contact me with any questions or for more information regarding my work. To see samples, take a look through my portfolio.
Today’s Mighty Oak by Michael Crane is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 Unported License.
Some favorite blog posts:
My blog is a personal blog, it doesn’t necessarily have a set topic. However, the general rule is that the title will not relate to what I write about. I have a vast quote file and pull my post titles from there. Here are a couple of my favorite posts, they should give you an idea about my writing style here on my blog:
- You were right in front of me-a mask of silence
- I smile because I have no idea what’s going on
- in the words of FMG, “i’m off to “eff” the ineffable”
- Mike’s 2008 Election Wrap-up
- Now I went to public school, tell me again, why did Japan start the Civil War with us?
- None of us are free until all of us are free
- And truth makes a better man
In the fashion of other blogs that I love, I have a few posts that recur each year:
- Good Friday – Because you have to be able to laugh with your religion
- Stonewall – Because I’m proud that I’ve survived
- Remember, remember – Because ideas have power
I’m very laid back and find pleasure in simple things (also things that are shiny). And now, some bullet points:
- My favorite philospher is Socrates, although I do like a variety, including Hume and Augustine.
- I look good in antlers, or so I’ve been told.
- I love the Myst series of games as well as its spin-off, Myst Online: URU Live.
- I am a certified Scuba diver.
- I love reading, a lot. I read multiple books at once, or else I get confused. And I understand that that makes no sense, I’ve accepted that fact.
- I enjoy odd music, specifically movie/game scores and instrumental music. A tangent: I usually have a soundtrack playing in my head, as if I’m in a movie, although that music alternates between instrumental and garage band rock.
- I keep list of movies that I haven’t seen so I can someday rent them (right now it’s about two pages long).
- I love my AP styleguide.
- I am good at setting up canvas tents, a skill I acquired by working for the Boy Scouts at a summer camp for eleven years, where I became part of the freedom pit crew and everyone really did work for me.
- I spread myself thin senior year, but for good causes (running the campus newspaper, one nationally-recognized retreat, Scouting U and the Ad Club, as well as working with another retreat team, Orientation, PRSSA and three fraternities). While I was able to keep my grades up, I didn’t have much of a social life outside of meetings, it reminded me a bit (in a backwards way I guess) of Bellah’s lament about the decline of civic membership in his work, “Habits of the Heart.” Not that I’m complaining, if I had the opportunity to go back, I wouldn’t change much, just musing I suppose.