"Far above the Ephel Duath in the West the night-sky was still dim and pale. There, peeping among the cloud-wrack above a dark tor high up in the mountains, Sam saw a white star twinkle for a while. The beauty of it smote his heart, as he looked up out of the forsaken land, and hope returned to him. For like a shaft, clear and cold, the thought pierced him that in the end the Shadow was only a small and passing thing: there was a light and high beauty for ever beyond its reach." --J.R.R. Tolkien
I'm a 27-year-old attorney in Denver, Colorado. I studied journalism at USC and law at Notre Dame, and I used to blog as the "Irish Trojan." I have a wife, Becky, and a baby daughter, whose blog nickname is "Loyette." I like politics, astronomy, meteorology, college football, college basketball, computers and technology, Lord of the Rings, Harry Potter, and lots of other nerdy stuff.