Frequently given answers
What is Ojisan Seiuchi?
おじさんセイウチ in hiragana, one of the Japanese syllabaries. It means “Uncle Walrus.” That’s a long story.1
What do you do for a living?
I’m a bon vivant.
Of course not.
I think I may know you. Are you the guy that…?
You’ll have to ask me. See How can I reach you? below. I don’t like posting detailed identifying information online.
Why do you write so much about U.S. politics if you live in Canada?
I’m a U.S. citizen and even though I live in Canada, they still make me file taxes in the U.S. So as long as I pay taxes in the U.S. I feel free to vote there and offer my opinions.
Can I like you on Facebook?
No. I’m not on Facebook. As of January 2016, you can find me there. I eventually gave in and went on Facebook in order to stay in touch with friends and family after a long move.
How can I reach you?
Use my contact page.
You write about a lot of stuff. Why?
I’m opinionated and I don’t sleep enough.
How can I comment on an article?
You can’t. At least not right now. Why? When I had comments turned on previously, the time spent managing comments was more than I had available. You can contact me as above if you need to.
Here’s the long story. When I was a kid, our school offered a Russian language class. It was during the Cold War and a Soviet takeover seemed to be on everyone’s minds; so why not? In the class, we learned that they call Santa Claus “Дед Мороз” which means “Grandfather Frost.” I thought it was a funny name because it sounds like “дядя морж” which means “Uncle Walrus.” So there. ↩︎