Hi, I'm Paul Spooner. I host all sorts of things on this website. Hosting costs money. If you'd like to help defray the costs, consider making a regular donation.
Web hosting costs $10/month plus I need to buy a new computer occasionally which comes out to about $20/month. Then there's all the time I spend making content and releasing it for free, and you get to decide what that's worth!
Seven. The oldest is exactly ten years older than the youngest (within a day).
I'm pretty creative, so I don't like wasting my lesiure. Here's a bunch of projects I've done in my free time.
I like doing 3D modeling. I've done dramatic readings of books, articles , and rambles on various topics. I improvise (mostly on the piano) as well as sing both solo and in a chorale. I also like writing my own lyrics. I even made a terrible music video! I maintain three blogs, wrote a 120K-word science-fiction novel (building on the work of Shamus Young with whom I also co-host a weekly podcast) and have another book in the works. I've also written some long-form poetry. I've done a number of 3d modeling commissions and collaborations, one of which was a feature length movie. I maintain my own website, mess with Python, wrote some code for Minecraft, and enjoy crafting parametric geometry. I like making real life objects as well, including ferrocement structures and sculptures, tree forts, woodcarving, and plate armor. I also act, and have starred as the mad king Macbeth, the crazy nephew Teddy, the murderous king Claudius, and a few others. My YouTube channel accumulates a bunch of miscellaneous content, including readings, animation, and home video.
My wife also is pretty creative. When she's not caring for the kids, she bakes, cooks, sews, paints, and gardens.
You can see us every week at the Sunday 9 am Mass, and many times at daily mass, at our local parish, Padre Serra, in Camarillo. Father Patrick, Deacon Arnold, and Deacon Neil can vouch for us. I'm also a member of the Knights of Columbus, the Illuman mens group, the choir, and the writers group. If you'd like to check in on us at home, we host an open house most Fridays from 7 to 9 pm, 535 Keyser Rondo.
Sure, you could make a one-time contribution here if you prefer.
I also have a Patreon page if you feel more comfortable there.
Thanks for your interest, and God bless.
SK Paul Spooner P.E.