Thursday, June 16, 2005

Who are you?

As Lewis Carroll noted, "This was not an encouraging opening for a conversation"; and I must admit I am rather tempted to reply, rather shyly, "I-- I hardly know, sir, just at present." But I'm always curious about just who is writing the blogs I read; and anyway I suppose that politeness requires an introduction, if only a brief one, so here goes.

My name is Stephen Frug. I'm 34 years old. I live in Ithaca, New York with my wife Sara. My wife works as the editor of the web site of the Legal Information Institute. I am a graduate student in the history department of Cornell University, studying American History, particularly intellectual/cultural history of the twentieth century. In my spare time I write fiction -- mostly SF -- and, now, a blog.

I think that'll do for now. The rest, hopefully -- my interests, my views, my temperament -- you'll pick up as I go along.

Update, Five Years Later: My wife and I still live in Ithaca, and she still works for the LII. On December 21, 2008, we had a son, Joseph, who is now rapidly approaching two (screaming with delight and waving a stick). I've gotten my Ph.D., and have been teaching history at Hobart and William Smith up in Geneva, an hour's drive away. I've been devoting most of my spare-time writing energy to a lengthy graphic novel I've been illustrating (although not drawing) as well as writing, although I have every intention of doing more prose fiction (as well as more comics) once this current project is wrapped up. More on this latter, deus volent.

And somehow, mysteriously, I am no longer 34; indeed, I am now rapidly approaching forty (screaming with confusion and waving a stick).

And at this point you have more than enough information to make your own judgments about my interests, views & temperament -- just browse in the sidebar.


Billy the Dik said...

Stephen, I've tried to leave 3 comments and they don't seem to be getting sent. I've gotta go now but will return. My best, Michael aka Billy the Dik.

Anonymous said...

Oh, you're so lucky to live in Ithaca and study at Cornell! That was one of my dreams that will never be fulfilled. Anyway, I have a bit of a fascination with old blog posts so I was admiring some of yours and hope to link to you on my, as yet unwritten, blog post about old blog posts. Kudos to you for keeping up with your blog all these years later, I'd love to know more about your thoughts and experiences of blogging if you ever felt like discussing it (or blogging about it) (such as what keeps you motivated, what you like to blog about, do you feel you've changed as a blogger over the years and if so, in what ways?) I think blogging is such an interesting medium of expression, it's always fun to discover peoples perspectives on the subject. I'd also love to see an update of this bio, it's interesting what changes the sands of time bring about.