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;
        4. Archaic.
            1. Accomplished with skill or ingenuity.
            2. Extremely careful; scrupulous.

       1. Selecting or employing individual elements from a variety of sources, systems, or styles: an eclectic taste in music; an eclectic
           approach to managing the economy.

        2. Made up of or combining elements from a variety of sources:
           “a popular bar patronized by an eclectic collection of artists, writers, secretaries and aging soldiers on reserve duty” (Curtis Wilkie).

         1.  One that follows an eclectic method.

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 she knew what I'd just said; she just shook her head slowly and said she didn't.

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, sometimes simultaneously.

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 hoot?

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.