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Hello! My name is Travis Skaalgard and I'm a lifelong computer nerd who thrives in small, underpopulated corners of the Internet. I am a millenial who lives in Kansas, if that matters. I am happily married.
I am something of a jack-of-all-trades. I have a wide variety of interests which include computers, free software, music, languages and linguistics, video games, movies, books, ethical non-monogamy and lots of other things. I live on coffee, whiskey and wistful nostalgic sadness. I really like lava lamps, which is strange.
I play guitar (mostly acoustic and classical) and several other instruments (flute, ocarina, and I dabble in many other stringed instruments), I sing tenor, I have a particular affinity for folk music and played in a folk music ensemble for several years in college.
I enjoy reading about linguistics and history. I am a member of the Society of Creative Anachronism, and am very interested in the Middle Ages as a topic.
I speak four languages: English (natively), Spanish (fluently), Esperanto and Portuguese (both conversationally). I love learning languages and plan to expand this list. Feel free to contact me in any of these four languages!
Feel free to visit my contact page if you'd like to send me a message. I am in fact actively seeking new connections, so this is welcome.
The lists below are woefully incomplete, but I was trying to keep them to five entries each. They may not all be my absolute favorites.