Joseph's Dad, Catmon, Don Cristobal
Keystone State, City of Brotherly Love
Date of birth:
Extremely early Seventies
Older Languages: Latin (& Oscan, Umbrian), Greek (& dialects from Mycenaean to Tsakonian and Griko), Old Icelandic, Gothic, Old English, Coptic, Hieroglyphic Egyptian; Modern langs like Spanish, French, Italian, Ukrainian, Nihongo; Some PA Deitsch, German, Russian, Hebrew, Arabic, Syriac, Portuguese, a teenie bit Kechwa, Tzotzil Maya, Chinese and Korean; Contact Langs - Palenquero, Portunhol, Moya på Tvoya, Mirandés
Choral music, Oratorio, some opera, Classic Rock, some Jazz (esp. Weather Report, Shakatak), Cumbia & Vallenato & Pasillo, salsa dura y antigua, rockers who have in excelsis
voices, like Steve Perry, Jon Anderson, some Geddy Lee, CSN. I listen to Minneapolis Sound Funk, Billy Preston, and I like Red Hot Chili Peppers, Alice in Chains, some MArilyn Manson, Metallica, Ronnie James Dio. I've been around a while, and I've heard a lot of stuff. I will listen to most anything at least once.
I studied politics for 6 years in college/post-bac. Short answer - I do not discuss soccer, religion or politics. Long answer - Read my senior thesis.
Sûdrasâl & Vikjr (Germanic zonelangs), Çetaran (romlang), the Klæ-Ungan family: Rozwi, Kwijin, Yaochüan, Oshche, Hwa, Mapada, Rang Nui, Brooccan, Banxi~Sudeir (Rozwi, Kwijin, Yaochüan, Oshche, Hwa are the most worked out with their own conscript); other peoples' Greek-based conlangs, Anglish/Andersaxon, lesser-known conlangs like Carpophorophilus (1732), NiuTutonish (Elias Molée), and especially conlangs with their own conscripts like Tarvine\Martien (Hélène Smith), tlhInganHol, Formosan (Psalamanazar), even Pakuni (Yes, I'm that
Cooking, Gardening, Gymnosperms & Cryptograms, Singing (sung lead in now-defunct prog-rock band The World's End), Travelling (not enough, though!), making Pokémons & stories with my son, Crawdadding in the local cricks with The Son, going to the Shore with The Son, hiking with The Son, Reading, writing stories, composing lyrics and poems and grooks and suchlike. ¡Mis chivas de Guadalajara y Alianza Lima! I'm a Star Wars nut, I love old Japanese cartoons: Speed Racer, Star Blazers, G-Force. Pecadillos: Dinosaurs, Ren & Stimpy, Fungus the Bogeyman, Blackadder, Samurai Jack, Ultraman, baklava, Slovak nut roll, ceviche, single-malt scotch. The list goeth on...
Where do you see yourself in ten years?
Tenured University Lecturer w/ Doctorate.
At least one of my stories is published and maybe turned into a movie or tv series
Short answer - I do not discuss soccer, religion or politics. Long answer - big hint on Today Show, NBC Monday April 1 1985