- Life for you has been less than kind
- so take a number, stand in line
- We've all been sorry, we've all been hurt
- but how we survive is what makes us who we are"
- Rise Against, chorus of "Survive"
My full given name is Todd Eric Brown. I go by Eric. It's nothing fancy but it works. I was born on June 8, 1989. I live in Atlanta, Georgia. It's been my home for my whole life. I recently graduated from Mill Springs Academy up in Alpharetta. It's a small private school and there are plenty of "colorful" people up there but by and large it's a pretty good bunch. I spent six years there and had a great time. There really isn't another school like it and I'll never forget my experiences there. I'm now attending the University of South Alabama in Mobile, majoring in meteorology.
I have many interests. One is hurricanes. I find them truly fascinating. I track them online and try to find out everything I can about them. I have a historical hurricane database that would have NOAA impressed. I've collected satellite photos of well over 200 induvidual storms. I have a fascination with weather in general, especially severe weather like tornados, earthquakes, volcanoes and hurricanes.
I've also come to love nature and it's beauty. I love places like Yosemite, Yellowstone, and Alaska. I could spend my life in these unimaginably beautiful places. Another great interest of mine is planetary astronomy. Few people realize how dynamic and diverse our universe is. The subject has become so quantitative and there's no grasp on reality. I'm also a writer. I write short stories and have written a novel, of sorts (80 pages). I'm working on another and have a third planned.
I know a lot about history. I've been interested in it since I was very young. My room's full of books on historical events. I'm also a geography buff. I could probably tell you the location and capitals of most countries on Earth and could give you a rough idea of what the country looks like on a map.
I have ADHD and so I sometimes have a hard time staying focused. It doesn't really bother me though. I'm a very internal person. I like to spend time by myself. Alone, I don't have to worry about meeting other people's expectations and can just relax. I've never been much of a social person but I enjoy a good conversation as much as the next guy.
My Contributions to the site
On the List of Atlantic hurricane seasons page:
- 1910-1913 & 1915-1919
- 1906 & 1908
- 1979 individual storm summaries
- Catastrophic Florida Hurricanes: 1900-1960 (defunct)
- Catastrophic Florida Hurricanes: 1961-present (defunct)
- Various articles on individual hurricanes (David, Ginger, Faith, 1898 Windward Islands Hurricane, John, Edna)
January 26, 2010 - For five years, I've been an editor on Wikipedia and have truly enjoyed the time I've spent here. I feel like I accomplished a lot and made many friends. But, by and by, they've all moved on and I'm beginning to realize that it's about time for me to do the same. There's little left for me to do here. When I first joined Wikipedia, the hurricane pages were little more than a big idea. I was part of that small, tight-knit group that was there at the beginning: Hurricanehink, bob rulz, Rattleman, Jdorje, Cyclone1, Golbez (the wise one), and several others who joined shortly thereafter (If I've forgotten anyone, I'm sorry!). Together, we built those pages into the vast repository of tropical knowledge that they are today. I'm very proud of that. I use it so much and have so many memories here that it's going to be hard to walk away. But, with time and at my own pace, that's what I plan to do. Today is my first step away from Wikipedia. I'll never forget my time here; the people I've met, the things I've done. Years from now, I'll be able to look back on these years with a smile and say, "I was part of something great."
Godspeed, everyone! For now and forever, I guess this is goodbye. -- HurricaneEric
|The Tireless Contributor Barnstar|
|For contributing so much to the article Hurricane Ivan, I User Swirlex award you this Tireless Contributor Barnstar.|
|The Modest Barnstar|
|For improving an article which had been forgotten about by others for months, the 1904 Atlantic hurricane season, I hereby award you this barnstar. Congratulations! Thegreatdr (talk) 22:08, 8 March 2009 (UTC)|