I often get the feeling that I don’t really fit into any particular pidgeonhole.

I have an advanced degree in a hard science and yet I have this artistic side and want to play music.

I am an intellectual but I drive a pickup truck.

I’m an academic person inside and yet am working as an engineer.

I was raised on the theoretical classroom experience and yet like to do and build things with my own hands.

I spent years training with other scientists but always felt more at home in the machine shop.

I walk around bookstores with a cup of starbucks in my hand and a pocketknife in my pocket.

I enjoy reading but seldom do due to the fact that I’m off doing some sweaty job around the house – something a “real” intellectual would pay someone else to do.

So, what am I?