Blogger archives this stuff, so here, for posterity, is the story of how this page came to be:
There's this site that I visit pretty frequently. One day, one of the posters asked where all of their readers came from. It was a popular post. Then, said poster went and visited everyone's listed homepage. Mine, sadly, linked to my page at the Clemson math department, which is updated by the department, and, at the time, included little more than my name and the fact that I was in the PhD program. I took the publication of this as a challenge, a dare if you will, to provide some content, any content, to the world at large. I chose the name because I had spent the weekend watching "The Critic" on DVD. Also, my first choice (which twelve hours later, I can't remember) was taken.
And now you're caught up.