Starting gaming as a child; my mother was an avid gamer. Began wargaming in the 70's with an older neighborhood kid who needed someone to beat up on. Caught the beginning of the RPG craze and played first edition AD&D in high school.
Took a break from gaming for a stint as an alcoholic drug addict. After rehab, I found I needed something to do. I came back to gaming with SFB and from there back into wargaming. Found EPGS in 1995 and gaming interests have expanded to include euros, sports games, party games, and just about anything else.
My other hobby is music; my gaming basement doubles as a recording studio in which I create original songs. See http://alonetone.com/dweeb