My name is Scott Crawford. I am a retired, disabled, semi-reluctant American living in the northeastern United States. When I’m not busy causing problems for myself and cleaning up after them, I do, and have done a number of different things with my spare time. I’ve been guilty of it in the past and am still pretty regularly guilty of it, I’m sure, but I don’t really care for humanity’s tendency to judge each other by how good they are at doing things in their spare time (which we’ll define as “any time when we’re not sleeping, eating, procreating or running from the things that kill us”). It tends to get in the way of us really getting to know each other. I think we should at least try to get to know each other.
With that said, here’s a short version of what’s at the other end of that link in the first paragraph, with some bonus information: I’m a published journalist of 25 years (Andrew W.K. allegedly told my sister that I was “a good writer” recently). I have had a web site of some sort for 20 years, to my occasional detriment. I founded one of the earliest video game fan conventions, Electronicon, which happened back in 1997. Since people are going to ask, though it was a very long time ago, I was an alt.model for from 1990-1995 (before they were called that) and the painting in my attic still comes back to haunt me sometimes. The late, Pulitzer Prize-winning film critic Roger Ebert, well-meaningly but misguidedly called me an asshole in all caps once (and though I admired his willingness to stick up for his people, he could’ve used a fact-checker on that one). I’ve also allegedly hung out with Lou Reed & John Cale while they were dressed as Batman & Robin, which most people, myself included, are reasonably sure is a hoax, but Lou’s hair did look a lot like that in ’79, and John still hasn’t responded to my call to confirm it wasn’t them, so hope remains, for the folks who want to believe.
Yeah, I get around.
While I have other web sites, this site is my current, and most likely permanent home. It also acts as a sort of clearinghouse, portfolio and museum for my past and current projects (limited and fractured as they are), and the primary home for my writing. I have had a book about my life in gestation for most of it, and I hope to use this site to help me assemble it into a state of incoherence that I find pleasing.
If you have any questions, email me.
If this is your first time here, welcome aboard. If not, thanks for sticking with me.