Hello all. I'm new to this forum and wanted to introduce myself. I'm a retired scientist living on a small acreage in SE Arizona, the land of big pickup trucks and medium-sized rattlesnakes. I'm an INTJ with a significant S and P component to what I use for a personality. I spend a lot of time hiking in the mountains here and in California, Oregon and Washington. I'm a competent but not particularly distinguished pistol target shooter and enjoy reading, music and my own naive version of philosophical discourse. I am a non-doctrinaire, leftist-libertarian politically. I look forward to reading the posts and to my occasional participation on this forum.