MerlintheMad

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Gender MALE
Occupation Slaying Boredom
Location West Jordan, Utah, United States
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Introduction Father of nine, five boys, four girls. Still married the first time around (hopefully, the ONLY time around). Once and always religious, though non affiliated in my heart now. I do everything I choose to do well, so I get competent (adept), then bored, and never excel at anything.
Interests 1066, writing, reading, miniature wargaming, miniature war-gaming, miniatures, model airplanes, slot cars, slotcars, music, listening to music, movies, bicycling, walking, hiking sometimes, ice cream, sleeping, sex, advocating, truth, truth justice and the American way, religion, archery, crossbows, handguns, target shooting, shotguns, trap shooting, friends, enemies, books, drawing, illustrating, photography, singing, comedy, theater, children, grandchildren, marriage, toys, tools, yardwork sometimes, gardening sometimes, camping sometimes, driving, cars, airplanes, weapons, arms and armor, arms and armour, history, politics sometimes, girls, women, females, goddesses, divas, chess, chocolate, the dictionary, dark ages reenactment, the battle of Hastings, the afterlife, afterlife, money, traveling, new things, animals, the earth, snorkling, Hawaii, New Zealand, America, England, France, Outremer, nieces and nephews, Mother, flying, aerial combat, auto racing, Formula One, Indy 500, food, eating out, NDE's, NDEs, NDE, near death experiences, metaphysical, the metaphysical, dying, death, living, life, diaries, keeping a diary, keeping a journal, journals, my diary, my journal, blogging, talking, listening, the Internet, Cyberspace, Space, the universe, the Answer to Life the Universe and Everything, 42
Favorite Movies The Lord of the Rings, Shout at the Devil, The Devil and Max Devlin, Serenity, The Lion In Winter, Big Fish, The Longest Day, Zulu, The Alamo, The Warlord, Grand Prix, Robin and Marian, Harvey, Open Range, Mars Attacks, Big Trouble In Little China, Falling Down, Dragon Slayer, Scrooge, Gods and Generals, Pulp Fiction, Point Blank, El Cid, Ben-Hur, The Princess Bride, Master and Commander, Empire of the Sun, Cold Comfort Farm, The Whole Wide World, The Great Race, 1776, The Gods Must Be Crazy, The Shootist, The Blue Max, Wings, Unbreakable, Contact, Baraka, The Passion of Joan of Arc, Joan of Arc, Alexander Nevsky, Harakiri, The Seven Samurai, The Magnificent Seven, Rashomon, The Outrage, Ran, Kagemusha the Shadow Warrior, Yojimbo, Sanjuro, Aguirre the Wrath of God, Hope and Glory, Groundhog Day, What About Bob, Searching for Bobby Fischer, Arsenic and Old Lace, The Chosen, Capricorn One, The Hunter, Friendly Persuasion, The Man Who Would Be King, The Wind and the Lion, The Court Jester, Saving Private Ryan, Band of Brothers, The Pacific, Gettysburg, The Passion of the Christ, Shenandoah, It's a Wonderful Life, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, Galaxy Quest, Monty Python and the Holy Grail, Amadeus, Remember the Titans, 2001 A Space Odyssey, Shadowlands, Tora! Tora! Tora!, The Battle of Britain, The Three Musketeers, The Four Musketeers, The 300 Spartans, It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World, Donny Darko, The Fountain, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Crossed Swords, Flesh and Blood, Anatomy of a Murder, The Outlaw Josey Wales, Flags of Our Fathers, Treasure Island, Willow, The NeverEnding Story, Ivanhoe, The Good the Bad and the Ugly, A Fistful of Dollars, For a Few Dollars More, The Mission, The Great Escape, Big Jake, Avalon, The Bravados, Holes, The Changeling, Savannah Smiles, Kingdom of Heaven, The Man From Snowy River, The Music Man, Spartacus, Frequency, A Walk in the Sun, Taras Bulba, Kind Hearts and Coronets, 633 Squadron, Dr. Strangelove, 1941, The Twelve Chairs, Appaloosa, The Man Who Shot Liberty Valence, The Sand Pebbles, Avatar, The Russians are Coming
Favorite Music Mannheim Steamroller, Fresh Aire, Chip Davis, Voices of Light, Richard Einhorn, Prokofiev, Alexander Nevsky, Schubert, Mozart, Hayden, David Arkenstone, Cusco, Tchaikovsky, Beethoven, Ravel, DeBussy, Handel, Rachmaninoff, Barber, classical, symphonic rock, Alan Parsons, Moody Blues, Thy Majestie, Hastings 1066, Lord of the Rings, New Age, Paul Schwartz, Aria, State of Grace, The Lion in Winter, John Barry, Ralph Vaughan Williams, Yanni
Favorite Books The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, A History of the English-Speaking Peoples, In Sacred Loneliness, Jackals in Iron, A Darker Shade of Bright, Treasure Island, Falcons of France, Count Belisarius, I Claudius, Claudius the God, Knight with Armour, Lord Geoffrey's Fancy, Count Bohemond, Conscience of the King, Devil's Brood, Leopards and Lillies, A History of the Crusades, In the Image of Their God, Raising the Conqueror, The Knights of Dark Renown, The Kings of Vain Intent, The Oath and the Sword, The Villains of the Peace, Wolf at the Door, Gods and Generals, The Killer Angels, The Last Full Measure, The Golden Warrior, The Lord of the Rings, The Hobbit, The Silmarillion, The Battle of Hastings Sources and Interpretations, The Carmen de Hastingae Proelio, The Bible, The Book of Mormon, The Devil's Dictionary, Agincourt a New History, The Battle of Agincourt Sources and Interpretations, No Parachute, Bloody April...Black September, Prince Ombra, Mythago Wood, Sword at Sunset, An Insider's View of Mormon Origins, Blood of the Prophets, The Source, The Drawing of the Dark, Ivanhoe, Oh the Places You Will go, 1066 And All That, Gormenghast, Deus lo Volt, Ride Home Tomorrow, Weaveworld, Journey to the Center of the Earth, Captain Alatriste, Guns Germs and Steel

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