bahua is the online moniker of John Kelly. That's me. I'm the same person in real life as I am on this website. I don't understand why so many people try to craft mysterious internet personae for themselves, but that's their prerogative, I suppose. I'm a relatively normal 39-year old guy from Peoria, IL, who currently lives in Kansas City, MO. I've been in Kansas City since February of 2001, downtown since September of 2003, and a homeowner since March of 2007.
I enjoy enjoying this city, whether it's running around with friends or a quiet pint in a dark corner with a book. I love to travel, and in recent years I've taken to planning and executing trips geared toward trying the beer in faraway places, and looking around a bit while I'm there. I've been playing kickball since 2005, and I've found no better way to meet new and interesting people. Still, from my various hobbies and acquaintances, I know a fair number of people in Kansas City(and am always excited about meeting more), and to help people meet each other, I like to arrange parties, trips, and local events that have an emphasis on getting people in touch with new people.
I really enjoy talking about politics, economics, technology, freedom, urban living, social issues, infrastructure, and many other things for which I have not been formally educated. If you can believe it, I have a passion for Linux, and thus derive my living from making it work in an enterprise environment. I suppose that's enough segue for me to state that my employer has nothing to do with this website, and conversely, this website has nothing to do with my employer.
I like brewing beer, programming perl, reading, writing, taking pictures, working on this website, and walking as a means of transportation. I despise television, pop culture, and professional sports. They serve well to distract Americans from paying attention to things that really matter, but I won't go into it any more deeply than that. Just know that when you talk to me, it's not likely that I'll know what you're talking about when you mention something from those three categories.
I'm easy to get along with, but it's just as easy to misunderstand something I say and get angry at me. I understand this, and am honestly working on it. I have accounts on several services on the internet, but I don't see any reason to list them all out. You can search for them easily enough. Besides, none of them will tell you more about me than the site you're reading right now.