Real-World Name: Charles Scott Kimball
Ethnic Background: W.A.S.P. (White Anglo-Saxon Protestant)
Religion: Independent Protestant with Jewish leanings. You could call me a modern-day Ebionite.
Date of Birth: January 7, 1959
Place of Birth: San Luis Obispo, California, USA, home of excellent white wines and Weird Al Yankovic.
Education: A.A. in General Studies from Seminole Community College, B.A. in History from the University of Central Florida, M.A. in Instructional Technology (also from UCF).
Current Residence: Moved to Lexington, KY in May 2006, after forty years in central Florida.
Occupation: Technical writer.
Likes: History is my life, I’ve been interested in it for 39 of my 49 years. Besides that, other interests include computers/the Internet, politics, strange music, astronomy, science fiction.
Dislikes: Internet trolls, spammers, smoking, people who talk everywhere on cell phones or who won’t control their kids, and stupidity in general.
Political View: Neo-Conservative, a member of the so-called “Religious Right.”
Favorite Groups and Singers: I’m a world music/reggae/new age fan. Try Burning Spear, Yulduz Usmanova, Hassan Hakmoun, Cheb Khaled, Ofra Haza, and Huun-Huur-Tu for a start. I’m particularly interested in Rai, and anything with throat-singing (khoomei) or didgeridoos.
Favorite Color: Green, the color of life.
Favorite Dish: Anything hot & spicy gets my attention, like a fiery curry.
Favorite Proverb: “Nothing truly great is achieved through moderation,” by M.A.R. Barker, a retired Urdu language professor and creator of the game “Empire of the Petal Throne.”
Favorite Movies: The Gods Must be Crazy, HAWMPs!, The Star Wars and Star Trek series, Lord of the Rings (the Peter Jackson version, not the awful cartoon by Ralph Bakshi or the somewhat better one from Rankin-Bass).