Life with the internet has increased the importance of understanding the source of our information and entertainment. With that in mind, I offer you this about me. I received a B.A. from UCLA, a M.S. in Journalism from Boston University and a J.D. from the University of San Diego. I studied martial arts for 20 years, hold a 3rd dan karate black belt and have practiced and taught fencing. If you follow the "Rants" page of this website you will undoubtedly come to better understand Norcal and my particular leanings.