After two decades of personal religious study, he has gone from being an evangelical protestant to a Messianic Believer to, currently, an agnostic atheist. That means I don’t know whether or not a god or gods exist (agnostic) but I do not believe they exist (atheist).
Don holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Manitoba (majoring in computer science and minoring in zoology). The consummate intellectual, he scored in the 90-95 percentile on aptitude tests taken in high school and on aptitude tests provided by the Canadian military during his university years.
Don’s interests are as varied as the colors of t-shirts he wears. These interested include ancient history, computers, video games, science fiction, reading, movies, board games, card games, and role-playing games, among other things.
Collecting is something Don loves to do. One of his hobbies is collecting dice , which he has been doing since 1990. He also has a nearly complete collection of the Power of the Force series of Star Wars action figures released in the mid to late nineties, but declining interest and increasing costs have long since ended this hobby. Don also has almost five hundred Lego sets totalling over 65,000 pieces and over 1,000 minifigs. He also had a near complete collection of 25th anniversary GI Joe action figures and sets, but some of the larger boxed sets were destroyed in a flood.
Don has a predilection for artistry which manifests itself in the occasional dabbling into graphic design and craftwork such as the painting of miniatures.
Something Don sees as important is the appreciation of things past. This is most readily apparent in his love for vintage video games, which spurred him to build his own MAME arcade cabinet.
Born without a sense of humor, Don attempts to play pranks on his coworkers almost daily. With a quick wit and sharp, dry humor, Don can often be found trying to cheer other people up. He looks down upon most contemporary comedy, believing that relying on crude jokes and hurtful insults is a sign of a weak and poorly developed sense of humor. “A good joke”, he says, “is one that which doesn’t need to prop itself up with the shock value of taboos and insults — though such jokes still have their place”.
An intelligent, witty, and sensitive man, Don is a loyal friend to those who know him.