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More than you really wanted to know...

"TechnoMonk" is the internet alias for Jim Arnold of Eugene, Oregon.

Here is a little bit of my story. 

I was born and raised in the state of Wisconsin, though by no means do I consider myself a Midwesterner. In my heart, mind, and soul, I’m a Left-Coaster; I love the mountains, ocean, desert, and wide-open spaces. I am also quite attracted to the culture out here, which includes progressive politics as well as the philosophy of rugged individualism — predominant in frontier America — that tends to live on.

Education has probably been the foremost theme of my life ... though whatever knowledge and wisdom I possess come not only from the classroom but a considerable number of other, life-altering, experiential, personal-growth opportunities. Those who know me well would likely report that health, wellness and personal development are high on my list of values. I also love to travel, particularly here in the American West: California, New Mexico and Montana are favorite places, for example. When I’m not in Oregon, that is.

As far as my formal education goes, my undergraduate work was in Chemistry and Math (B.S., 1970) at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. I hold M.S. degrees in both Organic Chemistry (1974) and Counseling (1987) from Oregon State University. And I received a Ph.D. in Higher Education (with a minor in American Studies) from Indiana University in 1995.

Professionally, I have worked as a chemist; a photographer; a small business owner; a counselor & therapist; and college administrator. On occasion, I have done some consulting and expert witness testimony work, generally for lawsuits related to college-student alcohol use and/or fraternity hazing.

I’m an avid hiker and walker (me and the music on my iPhone), an insatiable reader, and a fairly prolific photographer. “They” say I am: intellectual, passionate, creative, balanced, intense, authentic, serious, intuitive, open-hearted, liberal, philosophical, academic, assertive, introverted, colorful, contemplative & compassionate ...

Welcome to my musings. Enjoy your stay.

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