Welcome. I am currently...
* So, you're here but have come unannounced. Well... depending on the timing of your visit... I may have put work aside and am staring through a window: watching the birds, rabbits, and squirrels. Perhaps I've fallen asleep while doing so. (In that case, shh!) Or, if the weather's agreeable, I may be outside and, if so, I've likely fallen asleep there too and you'll have discovered backyard critters climbing all over me. Please do not claw me away from that paradise — of course, feel free to apply sunblock to my forehead (thank you, much appreciated).
Anyway... leave me a note if you want to chat. I'll respond once finished with the backyard fauna.
SIXSTRINGcpa is a voice that interacts with the public world and, as such, communicates a message on behalf of pen names used yet never publicized: to each person purchasing and recommending my creations, thank you!
I believe there is a subtle but important difference between pretending and make believe. I love being creative and engaging in make believe — I do not, however, pretend!
Moniker and man (a brief BIO)
[MONIKER] silhouette reminiscent of SHAW's unreasonable man admiring the acerbic wit of TWAIN, a I-IV-V barre chord (rock'n'roll) progression: simple & imperfect.
[MAN] humanoid with a big heart, and sometimes an even bigger mouth: a writer, a fighter, and a candlelighter. He's a curious observer, a guitarist, an honest analytic, an average kayaker but a n00b sailor. A passionate explorer of life that paid his own way through university, graduated with honors, and began his career as a Certified Public Accountant, performing the rare accomplishment of passing all four parts of the exam on the initial sitting - he loves the irony given that he does not practice any longer and he calls himself a Recovering Accountant. While participating as a member in the proverbial alphabet soup gang - MBA/CPA (Inactive) - he performed for the benefit of himself and his previous employers. Basically, he worked his ass off in order to fulfill youthful dreams and promise (and he still works his ass off). He writes and publishes under pseudonyms. He's a volunteer for the grassroots children's literacy outreach charity he co-founded and for other organizations. Dr. Frankenstein is an apt description of his electric guitar playing: he mulls about his basement laboratory composing rock guitar instrumentals that occasionally come to life and wreak (beautiful, meaningful) havoc. He enjoys dabbling in the culinary arts, and he'd love to be able to call himself a sailor while keeping a straight face. He is committed to lifelong learning and possesses an uncanny ability, willingness and stamina to linger in museums and art galleries for extended periods of time: so long, in fact, he has been escorted off premises by security personnel for lingering beyond closing time.
Social Media-related Note: From April 2009 thru Jan. 2018 the @SIXSTRINGcpa Twitter account was used (somewhat) with this site. This same account used the handle @SHAWSman from Jan. 2018 thru April 22, 2018, when it changed to @Cons(cientious)Objector before being deactivated/deleted. Former usage rules for this (deactivated) account may be found here.
"This is hunger. I am Hungary."
a bear witness-style poem of words and photos.
"particles on a piano"
by Geoffrey Allison | SIXSTRINGcpa | Limp Dickinson
Copyright 2017. Dedication: For my wife, this and all things.
Inspiration: "Together We Will Live Forever" as composed by Clint Mansell