The custom is for Bios to be written in 3rd person. I couldn't find that person. So... I describe my lifestyle as ascetic because it calls to mind saints, thinkers, eccentric geniuses. The trait I share however is the ascetic. I live in politically hostile urban core in Mpls MN., where bicycles, light rail, high rents, stratospheric property taxes and bad city services are revered; as evidenced by proud displays of "Wellstone Lives" and "Kerry-Lieberman" bumper stickers on 1996 Corollas. Two working kids in their twenties who's politics are moving my way. It helps that both of them toil in private sector profiteering. One is Madison grad who is however a serious student of life, a reader, an intellectual. But that's not important now. My jobs relate to automobile and travel business. As was true with David Mamet and those who've spent much time in the car, I came to conservative thought by listening to talk radio, reading American history, philosophy and economics as an adult.