Hi, I'm Paul Spooner, a Catholic second-rate renaissance man who doesn't believe in intellectual property.
There's eight kids. Yes, they are all ours. No twins. Just lots of love.
My income goes toward living expenses, which is about $2,400 a month right now.
Eight. The oldest is twelve years older than the youngest (within a couple weeks).
We live pretty frugally, and we recently moved to an area with lower living expenses. So, yes!
I'm pretty creative, so I don't like wasting my lesiure. Here's a bunch of projects I've done in my free time.
I like doing 3D modeling. I've done dramatic readings of books, articles , and rambles on various topics. I improvise (mostly on the piano) as well as sing both solo and in a chorale. I also like writing my own lyrics. I even made a terrible music video! I maintain three blogs, wrote a 120K-word science-fiction novel (building on the work of Shamus Young with whom I also co-hosted a weekly podcast until he passed away) and have another book in the works. I've also written some long-form poetry. Visit my author page for more details. I've done a number of 3d modeling commissions and collaborations, one of which was a feature length movie. I maintain my own website, mess with Python, wrote some code for Minecraft, and enjoy crafting parametric geometry. See my github for all the computer code stuff. I like making real life objects as well, including ferrocement structures and sculptures, tree forts, woodcarving, and plate armor. I also act, and have starred as the mad king Macbeth, the crazy nephew Teddy, the murderous king Claudius, and a few others. My YouTube channel accumulates a bunch of miscellaneous content, including a reading of an epic poem, 3d animation, projects, Satisfactory gaming, travel to Singapore, and home videos.
My wife also is pretty creative. When she's not caring for the kids, she bakes, cooks, sews, paints, and gardens, along with a bit of woodworking and other crafts.