Steve in New Mexico
years ago, sporting some giant eyeglasses.

My name is Steve Lescure. Officially it’s “Stephen”, but I’m really more of a “Steve”, so we’ll go with that.

I mostly grew up in Woodbridge, Virginia, which is now a fairly good-size town. But when I was young it was pretty rural. Not farm-town small, but a two-high school sized place populated mostly by service men assigned to the local Marine or Army base and local yokels whose folks had lived there for generations. We were all rednecks and hillbillies, although at the time I don’t think most of us knew it. When I was young I used to be a little embarrassed about being from a hick town, but now that I’m older, I’m kind of proud of it. It’s not that easy coming from that kind of place, and I feel a real allegiance with anyone that did.

Now I live in Fairfax, Virginia, a suburb of Washington, D.C. Fairfax is an alright place. Being close to D.C., jobs and money are relatively plentiful. It’s suburban and not really exciting, but that’s fine with me. There are plenty of decent restaurants, movie houses, parks and recreation facilities.

I guess I like the usual things. An introvert and only child, plus the fact that my mom took me to the library all the time, I guess it was inevitable that I would like to read. I’ll read anything really, I like to jump around from subject to subject. I like movies. I was partial to indie films, but they’ve gotten predictable so I don’t watch much anymore. Love sports, particular tennis, which I play reasonably well on a good day. I root for the Nationals and Wizards, even though I know it makes no sense to care about a bunch of millionaires who have no real connection to me or the local community. I like to anyway.

I’m a big pop music fan, I own every Bob Dylan record ever made. Also partial to Tom Waits, Leonard Cohen, and Paul Simon. And lately Lana Del Rey, which is odd. I like most genres. Folk, rock, country are my favorites. I attempt to play the piano, although I’m really god-awful.

This site is just my journal, a place to jot things down, like my running log, books I’ve read, and other  things.