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Once Upon A Time...

Once Upon a time, there was a man that simply didn't understand the idea of boundaries. He believed anything was possible and that the only limit was one's own fear.

He had grown up watching James Kirk explore strange new worlds. He sat on the edge of his seat as Indiana Jones stood over the map of Tanis. He wondered just how hostile the glaciers of Hoth really were for Luke Skywalker and his rebels. He wondered how dark the

forest of Transylvania were at night and if vampires really walked them. He wondered just how tall a pyramid really was and exactly what a tomb really looked like.  He wanted to know what the things were that went “bump” in the night.

 

Encouraged by bookish professors that had read the stories but never walked the lands, he reluctantly began assimilating a historical and cultural background.

 

Obsessed with books, he began building his library. Books on magic... books on languages... books on history... books on religion... They streamed into his library and he assimilated each one. Not content to

> Adventure... Excitement... A Jedi craves not these things...

>-Yoda in The Empire Strikes Back

About Sir KyL

simply read the translated versions of some works, he forced himself to read many of the more famous items in their original languages. Not only did this give him a more first hand experience, but it also lay the foundation for a extensive pursuit of ancient languages. Reading stories as told by the ancient peoples in their words, he began to understand the sameness that encapsulates humanity throughout different cultures across time.

In order to understand humanity, he decided that he had to understand the religions which controlled it.

 

Fate also decided to intervene and offered him the chance to begin exploring strange, new places.

> 'My name is Ozymandias, king of kings:

Look on my works, ye Mighty, and despair!'

>PB Shelley, Ozymandias

> I don't know if we each have a destiny, or if we're all just floatin' around accidental-like on a breeze. But I, I think maybe it's both, maybe both happening at the same time. …

>-Forrest Gump

Crossing the globe frequently, he became a witness to modern history. Watching the Soviet Union decay first hand, he was there as East Germany became a memory.

 

He stood face to face with Soviet troops in Czechoslovakia. He experienced martial law in Poland and walked the streets of communist Hungary.

 

From Tokyo to Stonehenge, he played the accidental tourist across the globe.

 

Over the next few years, his arsenal was strengthened. Fueled in part by a comment he had remembered from an episode of Young Indiana Jones,

> Do not consider painful what is good for you.

>-Euripides (485 BC - 406 BC)

his languages skills were improved. To understand the Egyptians, he had to understand what they said about their religion. And because there were so many aspects to a religion that had lasted thousands of years, it became all the more important to learn hieroglyphics.

 

And once he new enough about the culture, it was time for the real adventure to begin.

Not letting the backdrop of increased tensions in the Middle East stop him, he braved the deserts, scorpions and sandstorms to experience first hands the magic of Egypt. His travels even carried him to the almost mythical city of Tanis but try as hard as he might, the map room was no where to be found.

> Once the avalanche has started, it is too late for the pebbles to vote

>-Kosh, Babylon 5

Even so, standing among the colossals of Rameses the Great, he was certain that he had found a small portion of his destiny.

Once the avalanche of adventure started, he could never look back. From the Seine to waters that fill the Basilica Cistern, he found a peace within himself traveling that he could never find at home. Looking down upon the Mediterranean from the cliffs of Knidos, even the trickles of blood could not obscure the promises of adventure that waited over the horizon.

Nothing could have prepared him for the dangers that lay hidden within the ruins of Peru. From peaks Machu Picchu to windswept village on Isla Taquiles, immersion into the local culture proved to be one of the most

amazing of experiences. But entrance into the deep jungles of the Amazon almost proved to be enough to kill the adventurer.

Forever forswearing jungle, it was of little surprise that less than a year later, he was trekking through the dense jungles of the Belize exploring the Mayan ruins. Some people simply never learn.

The mountains of Mexico became his playground.  If there were the remains of a ruin to be found, he had already been there.  From celebrating the day of the Dead to watching the Sun death ritual, everything proved to be a learning experience.

Over the years, his sense of adventure has carried him to 5 continents and dozens of countries. While the reality of world politics and the rise of religious extremism has made the adventure a bit more dangerous, in many ways it has made his mission more important.

Firmly believing that interaction is the key to understanding, it is not an unfamiliar site to find him sharing a meal with a native shaman or trading gifts with the leader of a remote mountain village. Unafraid to be open to indigenous traditions and beliefs, each journey is a step along the road to better mutual understanding.

 

When not travelling the globe, he still never rests.

 

Recently, the search for the Truth has carried him beyond the study of the past.  Having met members of the Atlantic Paranormal Society, he became interested in their work.  Years of research into mythology , culture and religions suddenly found itself manifest in the study of the paranormal.  As part of an elite team of investigators, routine the supernatural is explored and quiet often debunked.  With a solid belief in science but an openness to the possibility of the impossible, each investigation offers another step along the road to understanding.

 

For over 15 years, his passion for music and belief in the struggle of musicians, has prompted him to get involved in the the music business and in commercial radio. Having first become involved with 99X as a volunteer in 1994, he has played witness to the evolution of music.  This portion of his life has allowed him to interact with such notable musicians as Tori Amos, Fiona Apple, Alice Peacock, Regina Spektor, Aimee Mann, Chantal Kreviazuk, Shirley Manson, Courtney Love, Billy Corrigan, the Indigo Girls, and Damien Rice. While it is not a career, it has been a corner stone in the foundation of his life.

 

As a professional computer consultant, he spends the "gray time" as a consultant to very large corporations to help improve efficiency.

 

A musical friend of his known as POE, once gave him the warning that "the future is a slut that promises herself to everyone."

Bearing that in mind, he lives every day with the knowledge that it could be his last because one day it will be.

 

> "The future is a slut that promises herself to everyone."

 

>-POE

extremism has made the adventure a bit more dangerous, in many ways it has made his mission more important.

Firmly believing that interaction is the key to understanding, it is not an unfamiliar site to find him sharing a meal with a native shaman or trading gifts with the leader of a remote mountain village. Unafraid to be open to indigenous traditions and beliefs, each journey is a step along the road to better mutual understanding.

 

When not travelling the globe, he still never rests.

>"If you can't fly, run. If you can't run, walk.If you can't walk,crawl,but by all means keep moving."

>-Martin Luther King Jr.

Recently, the search for the Truth has carried him beyond the study of the past.  Having met members of the Atlantic Paranormal Society (TAPS), he became interested in their work.  Years of research into mythology , culture and religions suddenly found itself manifest in the study of the paranormal.  As part of an elite team of investigators, routine the supernatural is explored and quiet often debunked.  With a solid belief in science but an openness to the possibility of the impossible, each investigation offers another step along the road to understanding.

> "Language is the key that opens the door to new worlds..."

>-T.H. Lawrence from the Adventures of Young Indiana Jones

> Human sacrifice, dogs and cats living together... mass hysteria!

 

 

>-Dr. Peter Venkman, Ghostbusters

For over 15 years, his passion for music and belief in the struggle of musicians, has prompted him to get involved in the the music business and in commercial radio. Having first become involved with 99X as a volunteer in 1994, he has played witness to the evolution of music.  In 1996, 99X launched a Sunday specialty program called Organic X and featuring music outside of the commercial radio norm of the time.  Working with DJ Matt Jones, he joined the show in 1998 and has never looked back.

> "How often have I said to you that when you have eliminated the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth?"

>-Sherlock Holmes in The Sign of the Four

 This portion of his life has allowed him to interact with such notable musicians as Tori Amos, Fiona Apple, Alice Peacock, Regina Spektor, Aimee Mann, Chantal Kreviazuk, Shirley Manson, Courtney Love, Billy Corrigan, the Indigo Girls, and Damien Rice. While it is not a career, it has been a corner stone in the foundation of his life.

In 2003, as a spin-off of Organic X, he helped establish Unplugged in the Park, a free musical concert series that continues to the best Organic X artists.

 

As a professional computer consultant, he spends the "gray time" as a consultant to very large corporations to help improve efficiency.

 

A musical friend of his known as POE, once gave him the warning that "the future is a slut that promises herself to everyone."

Bearing that in mind, he lives every day with the knowledge that it could be his last because one day it will be.

 

> I am but mad north-north-west: when the wind is

southerly I know a hawk from a handsaw.

 

 

 

>-Hamlet in Hamlet, Act II, Scene 2

As a professional computer consultant, he spends the "gray time" helping very large corporations improve efficiency.

According to those that know, Sir KyL collects just about everything from autographs to statues to books to antiques to weaponry.

There are also rumors that there are at any given time, there are several more books in the works.

> "May have been the losing side. Still not convinced it was the wrong one."

>-Malcolm Reynolds, Firefly

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