about the authors
Anthony Perez-Miller [mail] is currently an nth year graduate student in History and Philosophy of Science at Indiana University (where n is a number greater than is generally deemed seemly). He advanced to PhD candidacy in April 2004. Prior to this he began graduate work in physics (MS, University of Rochester 1997) before belatedly realizing that a career track in astrophysics meant ten years of postdoctoral servitude and prolonged intimate encounters with C++.
Of course, the physics wasn't an entire wash, as during his final undergraduate year he met his future bride at an SPS meeting. He and the fair Samantha have enjoyed marital bliss since the summer of 2000. Life in Indiana has not, however, been without challenge, as they have been unable to avoid alienating the natives with homesick rantings on the whelming superiority of the Evergreen State as compared to (say) the Hoosier.
Anthony's political awakening began in earnest with the 1998 impeachment of a man called Bubba. Catalyzed by the virulent political correctness of a university town, this process has culminated in his alignment with Chaotic Good: republican (small r) and anti-Democrat (capital D), with a libertarian (most definitely small l) streak moderated by orthodox Christian theism.
His interests include, in no particular order, alpine mountains and white water, the real Warrior Princess, open source software, edged weapons, Hothouse Flowers, the complete works of Bruce Campbell, weight training, Christian theology, military history, Blade Runner, U2, large mammalian carnivores, The Downfall of the Lord of the Rings and the Return of the King, and Monica Bellucci.
Doug Heinz [mail] was discovered in 1999 chronicling his life on the wall of an Indiana cave. Anthony was sufficiently intrigued by the visionary drawings of flying men and underwater machines that Doug has been awarded the title Permanent Guest Blogger.
Doug has since relocated to San Francisco, where he works in finance and is currently studying for the CFA (Certified Financial Analyst) license. He has been involved in the music industry since his early teens, and is often accused by less enlightened relations of creating guitar melodies reminiscent of expiring cats.
During weekends he can typically be found hanging off mountains (particularly California's 14ers) or skimming across the coastal waters in a sea kayak.