AONCE UPON A TIME...
Once Upon a time, there was a man that simply didn't understand the idea of boundaries. He believed anything was possible and that the only limit was one's own fear.
With role models like George Reeves as Superman and Clayton Moore’ as the Lone Ranger, Sir KyL developed a firm belief in the seeming archaic concepts of good and evil. To Sir Kyl, the idea of Truth, Justice and the American Way is more than just a tag line, it is an embodiment of his core beliefs.
He had grown up watching James Kirk explore strange new worlds. He sat on the edge of his seat as Indiana Jones stood over the map of Tanis. He wondered just how hostile the glaciers of Hoth really were for Luke Skywalker and his rebels. He wondered how dark the forest of Transylvania were at night and if vampires really walked them. He wondered just how tall a pyramid really was and exactly what a tomb really looked like. He wanted to know what the things were that went “bump” in the night.
Encouraged by bookish professors that had read the stories but never walked the lands, he reluctantly began assimilating a historical and cultural background.
Obsessed with books, he began building his library. Books on magic... books on languages... books on history... books on religion... They streamed into his library and he assimilated each one. Not content to simply read the translated versions of some works, he forced himself to read many of the more famous items in their original languages. Not only did this give him a more first hand experience, but it also lay the foundation for a extensive pursuit of ancient languages. Reading stories as told by the ancient peoples in their words, he began to understand the sameness that encapsulates humanity throughout different cultures across time.
In order to understand humanity, he decided that he had to understand the religions which controlled it.
Fate also decided to intervene and offered him the chance to begin exploring strange, new places. Crossing the globe frequently, he became a witness to modern history. Watching the Soviet Union decay first hand, he was there as East Germany became a memory.
He stood face to face with Soviet troops in Czechoslovakia. He experienced martial law in Poland and walked the streets of communist Hungary.
From Tokyo to Stonehenge, he played the accidental tourist across the globe.
Over the next few years, his arsenal was strengthened. Fueled in part by a comment he had remembered from an episode of Young Indiana Jones, his languages skills were improved. To understand the Egyptians, he had to understand what they said about their religion. And because there were so many aspects to a religion that had lasted thousands of years, it became all the more important to learn hieroglyphics.
And once he new enough about the culture, it was time for the real adventure to begin.
Not letting the backdrop of increased tensions in the Middle East stop him, he braved the deserts, scorpions and sandstorms to experience first hands the magic of Egypt. His travels even carried him to the almost mythical city of Tanis but try as hard as he might, the map room was no where to be found.
Even so, standing among the colossals of Rameses the Great, he was certain that he had found a small portion of his destiny.
Once the avalanche of adventure started, he could never look back. From the Seine to waters that fill the Basilica Cistern, he found a peace within himself traveling that he could never find at home. Looking down upon the Mediterranean from the cliffs of Knidos, even the trickles of blood could not obscure the promises of adventure that waited over the horizon.
Nothing could have prepared him for the dangers that lay hidden within the ruins of Peru. From peaks Machu Picchu to windswept village on Isla Taquiles, immersion into the local culture proved to be one of the most amazing of experiences. But entrance into the deep jungles of the Amazon almost proved to be enough to kill the adventurer.
Forever forswearing jungle, it was of little surprise that less than a year later, he was trekking through the dense jungles of the Belize exploring the Mayan ruins. Some people simply never learn.
The mountains of Mexico became his playground. If there were the remains of a ruin to be found, he had already been there. From celebrating the day of the Dead to watching the Sun death ritual, everything proved to be a learning experience.
Over the years, his sense of adventure has carried him to 5 continents and dozens of countries. While the reality of world politics and the rise of religious extremism has made the adventure a bit more dangerous, in many ways it has made his mission more important.
Firmly believing that interaction is the key to understanding, it is not an unfamiliar site to find him sharing a meal with a native shaman or trading gifts with the leader of a remote mountain village. Unafraid to be open to indigenous traditions and beliefs, each journey is a step along the road to better mutual understanding.
When not travelling the globe, he still never rests.
Recently, the search for the Truth has carried him beyond the study of the past. Having met members of the Atlantic Paranormal Society, he became interested in their work. Years of research into mythology , culture and religions suddenly found itself manifest in the study of the paranormal. Fate intervened and before he knew it he was running his own science-
Because of his experience with demonic entities and his vast amount of time researching the subject, Sir KyL has become a worldwide specialist in handling demonic entities. When other paranormal teams are faced with situations outside of their depth, Sir KyL is often the resource they utilize.
For over 18 years, his passion for music and belief in the struggle of musicians, has prompted him to get involved in the the music business and in commercial radio. Having first become involved with 99X as a volunteer in 1994, he has played witness to the evolution of music. This portion of his life has allowed him to interact with such notable musicians as Tori Amos, Fiona Apple, Alice Peacock, Regina Spektor, Aimee Mann, Chantal Kreviazuk, Shirley Manson, Courtney Love, Billy Corrigan, the Indigo Girls, and Damien Rice. While it is not a career, it was a corner stone in the foundation of his life.
A musical friend of his known as POE, once gave him the warning that "the future is a slut that promises herself to everyone."
Bearing that in mind, he lives every day with the knowledge that it could be his last because one day it will be.
As a professional computer consultant, he spends the "gray time" helping very large corporations improve efficiency.
According to those that know, Sir KyL collects just about everything from autographs to statues to books to antiques to weaponry. There are also rumors that there are at any given time, there are several more books in the works.
Adventure... Excitement... A Jedi craves not these things...
I don't know if we each have a destiny, or if we're all just floatin' around accidental-
'My name is Ozymandias, king of kings: Look on my works, ye Mighty, and despair!'
Do not consider painful what is good for you.
Once the avalanche has started, it is too late for the pebbles to vote.
The future is a slut that promises herself to everyone.
If you can't fly, run. If you can't run, walk.If you can't walk,crawl,but by all means keep moving.
Human sacrifice, dogs and cats living together... mass hysteria!
Language is the key that opens the door to new worlds...
How often have I said to you that when you have eliminated the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth?
I am but mad north-
I may have been the losing side. Still not convinced it was the wrong one.