I am what my user name says, however, I was a beatnik before I became a hippie. I'm 67 years old, but I still work a little on the side as a cabinet maker and building carpenter. I am pretty liberal although I don't like to get into partisan hackery and I have lots of conservative friends. I was in the US Army from 64 to 67 and was honorably discharged with a good conduct medal. I am a nice guy.