47 year-old mild mannered insurance claims consultant spending his day trying to save the world from the evil doers at (insert name of insurance company here). In between phone calls, e-mails, and preparing spreadsheets and reports, Ted’s mind wanders out into the cosmos looking for stories to tell. He tells those stories with the help of a nifty laptop, a copy of Scrivener, lots of loud progressive metal, and a nice glass of lemonade. (His body recently decided it no longer liked beer or other things that can be consumed in Colorado.) He also does his best to be a dutiful husband, responsible father and all-around good member of society. He is currently batting .300 on this, those are hall of fame numbers.