Friday, September 02, 2005

Reluctant Nomad isn't original after all!

It seems that the angst-ridden ramblings about my choice of name were not unfounded after all - I've found another reluctant nomad! Trusty old Google returned Tales from the Reluctant Nomad, the official website of Andreas Black, someone who bills himself as a 'speculative fiction author'.

Quoting from his site:

'Andreas was born in Lynwood, California, in the same hospital as "Weird Al" Yankovic. Probably, in hindsight, a very bad omen. Andreas' nomadic tendencies are no doubt due to having attended 23 schools between the ages of 6 and 18. Most of these changes were by moving back and forth between Cali, and deepest, darkest Arkansas (with brief stints in Missouri and Washington State). Yup, culture shock, once a year, needed or not.

And, before you ask, he didn't come from a military family. Go figure.

Anyway, after escaping Arkansas for the final time, he decided to settle in North Carolina with his wife, Luna. They bought a house, and hoped his nomadic days were over.

Andreas currently works for a major computer company as a field tech. Yeah, that's right. They send him places to fix things. Once again, he's a reluctant nomad.'

It seems that his peripatetic ways may give him an even better claim to the title of 'Reluctant Nomad' but since reluctance is a very individual, subjective feeling and there's probably no definitive answer to how much travelling, reluctant or otherwise, is necessary to qualify as nomadism (does that word exist?), I'll stick to calling myself a reluctant nomad. It's always dispiriting to realise one's lack of originality but, hey, I'll simply have to deal with it and move on.

I'm going to have to do a bit more delving into his site and a few others he has just to see what makes him tick. However, calling himself a 'speculative fiction author' is a promising start...


Blogger portuguesa nova said...

Ummm...this is very American to claim to be a nomad without leaving the country.

2:38 am  

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