Profile of

Adam Bond

Husband, Father ×2, Scrivener, Versifier, Graphic Maker, Anglican, Humanist, Conservationist, Restorer of Fiddly Bits

What I Do
  • Type Composition
  • Illustration
  • Scrivenry
  • Versification
  • Idling
  • Child Rearage
  • Housewifery
  • Antiquing
  • Greasemonkeying
  • Woodworking
A Bit More

The Dull Stuff

I am 29 years old; a man; a hus­band; a stay-at-home fa­ther of two boys; a neigh­bor and a wit­ness; a do­mes­ti­cated but not too emas­cu­lated house­keeper; a pass­able home cook; a fol­lower and dis­ci­ple oChrist Je­sus; an epis­co­palian of some­what high­ish but mostly lat­i­tu­di­nar­ian church­man­ship; an off-and-on stu­dent pur­su­ing an eventual de­gree in Eng­lish lan­guage and let­ters with a mi­nor em­pha­sis in philol­ogy — i.e., his­tor­i­cal lin­guis­tics; an in­cor­ri­gi­ble habitué of the works of Dr Samuel John­son — a ver­i­ta­ble john­son­ian by all ac­counts; as well as a tolkien­ian, hook­er­ian, and chester­ton­ian.

I am also a long-term as­pi­rant to the priest­hood of the Epis­co­pal Church life­long as­pi­rant to serve, rec­on­cile, and teach my fel­low man; for­merly the Mis­sioner for Com­mu­ni­ca­tion in the Epis­co­pal Dio­cese of Beth­le­hem; an in­sup­press­ible scrivener of the worst sort; a ver­si­fier who feigns to be a poet; a maker: type­set­ter, printer, sta­tioner, il­lus­tra­tor, book­binder, web de­signer, re­storer of fiddly bits, tin­kerer, butcher, baker, can­dle­stick maker, and domestic wielder of the universal stick.

And, I am fi­nally an ec­cen­tric (synonymous with mad) con­form­ing non-con­formist who is non-tra­di­tion­ally tra­di­tional; an individualist and collectivist who doesn’t understand the distinction; a classical conservative in some senses, a classical liberal in others, a democratic libertarian-socialist if pressed for a pragmatic label; a chris­t­ian hu­man­ist; someone comfortable with a plurality of epistemologies operating in tandem and tension; a principled free speech absolutist; a defender of untrammeled freedom of intellectual inquiry; an opponent of neoliberalism, militant marxism, regressive leftism, romantic nationalism, authoritarian nativism, and the unfalsifiable dominance posturing of postmodern critical theorists and their consequent epistemic hegemony in political movements on the both the right and the left; “not what you call refined and not what you would call unrefined,” I am a bird person, a parrot keeper; a fair-minded person having an es­pe­cial de­vo­tion to actively living — rather than merely advocating or virtue signaling— for the equal rights and opportunities of the work­ing classes, women, per­sons of color, and sexual minorities; as well as an environmental conservationist with a commitment to architectural preservation and sustainable urban development.

If systems of classification are important to you for ascertaining whether someone is worthy of recognition:

I am a 3 on the Kinsey scale, an 8.5 MSO, 17 SOR on the Epstein Sexual Orientation Inventory, an ENTP–J on the Myers–Briggs Type Indicator, a Rational Inventor–Fieldmarshal in the Keirsey Temperament Sorter, a FCIR–L on the Brain Type Indicator; III on the Fitzpatrick skin typing test; have Anglo-Irish, Ashkenazi, Swedish, and Southern Italian ancestry; a 142 IQ as of 2008 (I’m probably dumber now); have four years of college or equivalent education but have not earned a degree; and am a member of a working class household in the lower income tier alongside 25% of the Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, Pennsylvania population.