1. curious: eager to investigate and learn or learn
more (sometimes about others' concerns);
2. curious: funny, odd, peculiar, queer, rum, rummy,
singular, beyond or deviating from the usual or expected;
3. curious: having curiosity aroused; eagerly
interested in learning more;
1. Accomplished with skill or
2. Extremely careful; scrupulous.
1. Selecting or employing individual elements from a
variety of sources, systems, or styles: an eclectic taste in music; an
to managing the economy.
2. Made up of or combining
elements from a variety of sources:
bar patronized by an
eclectic collection of artists, writers, secretaries and aging soldiers
on reserve duty” (Curtis Wilkie).
1. One that follows an eclectic
Several years ago at a job
interview the sweet young HR person
asked me to describe myself in as few words as possible. After a
few seconds o' cogitatin' I replied "Curious Eclectic". This drew
a blank stare, near a 'deer in the headlights' look. I asked if
knew what I'd just said; she just shook her head slowly and said she
Basically it means jack of all
trades, master of none.
I'm possessed of a powerful
curiosity and like to figure out the what and why of things.
While I have considerable knowledge of a wide and diverse range of
things; I don't have enough knowledge and/or skill to actually make a
living at any of them. I'd not go so far as to label my self a
'Renaissance man'; I will go out on a limb and suggest that I'm hard to
snow and can usually follow most trains of thought without getting
derailed. Though, truth be told, I do sometimes hit a siding now
and again. Not to be boastful most any combination of the various
definitions of the words can be properly applied to my alleged mind,
And I have near mastered the discipline of tangential thinking. I
thoroughly enjoy followin' links and such just to see where they
go. There was one that started with 'puberty', moved on to
'sexual conditions', lurched to 'cervical lesions', and finally crashed
at a interactive porn story site in Lithuanian. Ain't the web a
One final thing - this site (such as it is) will be in a constant state
of construction, reconstruction, repair, and quite possibly
disarray. I have sometimes the attention span of a gnat, and the
childlike curiosity of a 6 year old with ADHD. So... Be warned
and wander 'bout; just don't take anything y'all find too serious.