Hello! Welcome to my home page. I started this page some time ago, but I haven't been all that persistent in updating it, so it's still a bit of a mess. Sorry 'bout that.
You can also find me on facebook at facebook.com/carl.kaun; and I'm @CarlKaun on twitter (but I don't use twitter much). Or you can email me at: kaun_carl(at)ix.netcom.com. Put something meaningful in the title so I can distinguish your email from spam.
BTW, the picture of me was taken on a boat in Hawaii.
Who am I?
I am a semi-retired systems engineer and software developer with an almost 40-year career in intelligence and aerospace, as reflected in my resume. Actually, I'm pretty much retired, although I'm not averse to the idea of work. I keep myself busy with a couple of home software projects, promoting secularism and rationality where appropriate, with some food interests, and with a poker game now and then.
In October, 2005 my wife Verna and I relocated from San Diego to Henderson (Nevada), in the hills south of Las Vegas. It feels good so far, although a bit of a change from my six years in San Diego, and before that 28 years in the San Francisco Bay area.
Verna and I were married in 1971, some 40+ years ago. Time flies when you're having fun. We have two adult daughters: Christel is a teacher living in the Houston area; and Carla is a graphic designer in living in Los Angeles.
What else defines me in summary? Hmmm. I grew up on a farm in Montana, which sometimes give me a different perspective on things. I was a competition barbecue chef when I was in San Diego.
What is this site about?
This site is kind of a reflection of where I'm at in my current interests. The major sections of this site are:
- food information, cooking, and recipes.
- discussion and links on social issues, often but not always revolving around secularism.
- some discussions concerning rationality, such as science and pseudoscience, skepticism, and the like.
- Browser apps I've developed that others might use, like the Sudoku Assistant. A couple more apps are in the wings.
- just stuff of general interest.
The food information section has a decent amount of material in it, and I'm in the process of upgrading it after quite a period of dormancy. The other sections are pretty superficial at the moment.
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Changes last made on: September 27, 2015