Who I am:
Photographer, graphic designer, author, accountant, not necessarily in that order. Ambitious, intelligent, lover of music, classical and jazz, lover of adventure and travel, always up and at ‘em, always doing something, and always struggling to “get it right”, despite the knowledge that there’s no such thing as perfection or ideal.
I have a full-time job, a freelance job, a business, and no love life. I have friends, a lot of them I met through music, and they’re my family every bit as much as my own mother is.
I’m a progressive liberal and unashamed of it, but willing to consider and often read other points of view, as long as the evidence is sound and supported. I’m an equalist, but don’t call me a feminist. I may agree with feminists on a great many things, but read this post to understand why I won’t affiliate.
I think and contemplate constantly. I have a photographic memory and an IQ that is a bit “up there”, and a side effect of it is that I can never forget something completely. I don’t sleep often. I do absolutely nothing for free. And I always, always keep going.
Lone-wolf personality who’s comfortable with people, but happiest with a comfy couch and a good book and tea. I am comfortable with my own company, and will take a one-on-one over a big crowd any day. I’m openly childfree and don’t see how my choices are anyone’s business. If you criticize mine, I’ll criticize yours right back.
What I do here:
I write. Plain and simple, I write. I write about relevant topics in writing, music, and the world, I write about social issues, I write about things that hurt me, about things that frustrate me, and about things that make me happy. I write. I write because I cannot help it, and it’s as much in my blood as hemoglobin. I write for profit; I have four books out and working on the fifth. I write here to engage my audience.
And most importantly, I write because I have an audience, and I write so people can read. I will call out wrongdoing as I see it, and there are very few topics that are taboo in my book.
What you have to keep in mind:
I will piss you off. If you disagree with me, okay – you’re entitled to disagree. But I will piss you off in eliciting that disagreement. I will ruffle your feathers. I will be profane, I will talk about things that are not often talked about, I will discuss difficult and offensive topics, and I will push the envelope. I will piss you off. But if at the end of being pissed off you start to think about things, and think about why I pissed you off, and think that maybe, maybe you may want to contemplate this a little further, then I consider it a job well done.
I come from a different school of thought. I was not born in the US, even though so far, I spent most of my life here, and am a citizen without any intent of changing that. But I retained the school of thought from my countrypeople and my parents, the school that puts survival above all. I’m an old soul in a young body. I lived through more than some 50-year-olds I know. I’m practical to a fault, and a survivor to a fault. When it comes down to it, and the chips are thrown down, I will always, always listen to my instinct of self-preservation. And everything I write, everything I say takes my pragmatism and survival instinct into account first.
Where you can buy my work:
Yep, my work is for sale. Photos: http://kgilrainejazz.smugmug.com
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