i need your help (or at least your questions)

inspired by this post by the remarkable kathleen and then again after reading a blog about how to make one's blog better (and goodness knows, that i do want that), i have decided to do a post about me to provide some background to new and old readers alike.

and i thought...well, if there's anything you want to know. ask me. and so your questions will be my launching pad.

this is my way of saying: ask away, i'm an open book (for the most part).