I’m here in Seattle from Chicago, and am a succesful consultant and an accomplished pilot. I’m a happy, healthy, bold, confident, self-made man who has no skeletons in the closet and no physical or mental health problems. My only surprises are pleasant ones, like I’ve jumped out of a perfectly good airplane, and I used to work in the US Congress on Capitol Hill – two very similar activities, come to think of it. I’ve had a python for a pet. I’ve ridden a 17-hand stallion at full gallop. Bareback.

I keep my life simple and enjoy restoring old sports cars, offroading in the mountains, watching movies with lots of explosions, the usual guy stuff, ‘cept I’m not into watching sports. Especially the ones with grown men playing with balls.

I bring a wealth of life experience, wisdom, maturity, common sense and a unique perspective on the world, without the baggage you’d expect. I wear the scars of my past proudly, because I remember the fun I had putting them there.

I don’t eat vegetables, because I’ve never liked them and I’m a grown man who does as he damn well pleases. I cook when fire and meat are involved. I like my food five-star spicy, my beer thick, my steak rare, and my cheese warm and slightly blue. Doesn’t matter to me if you don’t.

I can fix anything and am highly improvisational – when things go sideways I’m the one who stays calm, takes charge of the situation and figures something out while everyone else freaks out. Nothing scares me, little surprises me, and I always see the positive side of any situation. I am forthrightly honest, pragmatic and outspoken, all of which is manifested through these pages.

This is the public weblog of David M. Donovan. Any resemblance to persons past, present or future is purely coincidental. It has been produced using only 100% recycled electrons, and no animals were harmed during the rendering of its contents on your screen.