Grundbegriff has this to say about himself:
"I'm David. I was born in southern California and grew up in a psychedelic acidblacklightweed'n'harley setting. By the time I finished high school, I had changed homes 18 times across four states, thanks to migratory genes on my mother's side. My early passion for paleontology gave way to an obsessive interest in sleight of hand and magic history. With each change of homes, neighbors had to get used to the cries of "tie me to this tree!" and "watch me escape from these cuffs!" I blew off most of high school to do the things that really mattered: trips to Hollywood, ghost-hunting in the hills near Ojai, bicycling, D&D, and tapping out bad fiction on a battered Smith-Corona.
After studying comparative literature and critical theory in a hotbed of Deconstruction, I spent a few years working odd jobs and rinsing the soap out of my opera. I married my best friend (15th anniversary coming up/11-year-old in tow), went back to school, and took a couple of graduate degrees in art history. After working for a decade in CT and NY as a TA, adjunct, and visiting prof., I turned on a dime and took a position as a Java developer at a defense contractor in the Baltimore suburbs. That's my current position.
I enjoy interesting people, good flicks, fine booze, and deep, enduring friendships. I regard teaching as my performance art of choice and love to work (with) an audience. Staying in touch with former students and following their ongoing adventures is fun. I also dabble in analytic philosophy, neoformalist poetry, reformed theology, and games."