I was born to poor and humble parents in a small town in central Minnesota. Actually, my parents were neither poor nor humble. My family of origin is upper middle class and highly educated. I grew up to be a toiler in the digital mines, meaning that I'm a computer geek who works with databases. I was married for 19 years, we decided to try polyamory, then my spouse decided to be monogamous with her boyfriend, so I am no longer married. We are permanently linked by our son. My girlfriend wife is artcarheather. I have many friends who LJ, but attending the LJ meeting at Wiscon 29 convinced me to join. That and the desire to read a certain person's journal which is locked to non-LJ members.