Hi! I’m Julian Lozos! In case you haven’t figured it out already, this is my personal site, though I do hope that the content of it is more interesting that I am myself. You’ve probably also already figured out that I’m rather terrible at writing about myself.
Anyhow. I’m a PhD student in earthquake physics at the University of California, Riverside. My research is on how faults work – more specifically, on how the shape of a fault and on how the conditions surrounding the fault might effect the kind of earthquake it will have. If you’d like to read more about what I do, click here. What this means is that there will be a heavy earth science component to this blog.
I’m originally from Washington D.C., though I only go back there about once a year now. I currently live in Riverside, California, which is fifty miles east of (and fifteen degrees hotter than) Los Angeles. My heart, however clichéed it is, resides firmly in San Francisco, California. I’m going to write about San Francisco a lot. I’ll also write about Riverside and Los Angeles, to be sure, since I spend so much time there, but the San Francisco posts are bound to outnumber the SoCal posts. You have been warned!
I draw a lot of pictures. I’ve been drawing since I was able to hold a drawing implement, even though nobody has ever taught me anything about the proper way to do this. I’m sure that, from a technical standpoint, I’m doing it all completely wrong, but that’s not stopping me from anything. I plan on posting new drawings to the blog as I finish them. If you’d like to see older finished stuff, it’s here.
I also play entirely too many musical instruments (most of which have strings) in entirely too many different ensembles. Between all of these groups, from bluegrass to Renaissance ensemble to keroncong, I perform regularly. I’ll share soundfiles when I have them, and I may post about concerts as well. The gallery has some files from past performances, and from back in the dark ages when I used to compose.
So that’s what you’re in for! Enjoy.