Hello everyone! I've been on ATS since last July and I figured it was high time to formally introduce myself (straightens tie) .My name is
Asktheanimals which comes from a bible verse, Job 12: 7 -12 which says "ask the animals and they will teach you". I chose this name as it follows my
life philosophy. I believe nature to be our greatest teacher and one that is increasing left unacknowleged by society. We are losing our connection to
the planet at a rate that is inverse to the spread of technology. Kids today no longer play in the yard; they are transfixed by their gameboys or pc
games. Instead of fresh air and dirt they find delight in digital images and sounds. Poor substitutes if you ask me.
I have no political affiliation and I hold little hope for the current system here in America where bipartisan politics have brought our country to
the brink of ruin.
As a parent and grandparent I have deep concerns for the fate of our country. America today is not the same country I grew up in. We have lost much
since that time including optimism, ethics and faith in our fellow man.
I am currently disabled which leaves me a great amount of time to do things like surf ATS.
In my former working life I have been engraving guns, knives and jewelry for 25 years. I have also worked in several schools that teach various
outdoor skills such as mantracking and survival. I was closely involved in experiments for the US marines scout/sniper school with team tracking
tactics and developing principals and materials for camouflage. I have also had the good fortune to sell my artwork in galleries located
I'm a musician (of sorts) and have played in punk, metal, rock and folk bands.
Right now I'm busy setting up my first recording studio and I can't wait to get busy once all my gear I've ordered comes in! I play guitar, bass
and drums and plan on finally learning to read music by learning to play keyboards.
I have 4 fantastic sons and a wife that I adore. My family is the greatest blessing I have; I know they will always be there for me and I will be
My youngest son is now a college junior so that's all I'm going to say about my age
- yeah, I'm OLD.
What else can I add? I love history, art, music, archeology, paleontology and anything dealing with the bizarre or unknown. Thus my love of ATS.
That's my introduction. I log on here almost every day and am rarely disappointed in not finding something interesting to read about. I've already
met a lot of really smart and supportive people here and hope to meet many more.
Thanks for creating such a unique forum! I plan on staying around.