Dave Anderson (aka Fester) is a twenty something New Englander who has lived in Steelers country for the past decade.
My interests have always been towards the unusual and the unconventional as the edge solutions and questions tend to be far more interesting. I was trained in urban economic analysis at Carnegie Mellon and I believe that the urban solution and problem set will be one of the major, systemic problem and solution sets of my lifetime as cities are amazingly confusing and complex beasts. This urban interest has led me to 4th Generation and other non-conventional strategic approaches as I believe they have higher fidelity to reality and more explanatory and predictive power than conventional approaches of conflict analysis.
I am still trying to figure out how I've been here for a decade as I came to Pittsburgh initially for school, stayed for grad school, met my wife, and then we found out we liked it here, had decent jobs and could afford a house. And then wow, six years later we have an amazing daughter.
So besides my amazing and understanding wife and our inquisitive daughter, we live with Zoe the upstairs cat and Meela, the downstairs cat. When I am not writing or working, I am running up and down soccer fields, reading and being a general nerd.