'ben, exposed' is the section of benturner.com which I
consider my favorite. It contains most of the topics you would expect
from a personal homepage, but it goes much deeper and further. 'ben,
exposed' has to be the most dynamic part of the site, since it must be
updated with new articles, new writings, and new artwork, quite
frequently. From this section, you'll find out more about Ben Turner
than you ever wanted to know, but I'll be kind -- I won't tell you about
my disgusting habits like some people on the Web do. Chewing toenails?
Disgusting! I'll go about my cathartic experiences in a different manner.
- my autobio
I don't know what I was thinking when I wrote my online autobiography,
but I certainly said too much, and it'll all probably be interpreted
incorrectly. Some people think I'm arrogant, some people think I'm
hard to figure out, some people think I'm modest and sweet. People
are a frigging pain, aren't they? Oh well, you figure it all out.
- the soapbox
I had a great idea back in 1995. I decided I would create a page where
I could write new articles every week about the most controversial issues
in my life at that time. I guess I wasn't really doing much at the
time I thought of the idea. Was probably watching a rerun of Sledgehammer
or something. The Soapbox has, surprisingly, turned out extremely well,
gaining praise from some of the other writers on the 'Net. Let me know
how the articles strike you. Like a Daily Texan editorial
or like a well-crafted poem by John Dryden?
- my resume
Perhaps by now, you're thinking to yourself, "Man, I should hire this
guy!" See if my skills meet your needs. Written up with stylesheets and
available in several formats.
- stuff you wish you had made
I've written a few things since I discovered I like writing. I even
have some stuff from beforehand, but it consists of mainly boring drivel
intended to be so technically sound that it would be impossible for the
teacher to give me a bad grade on it. But these essays, poems, and
pictures are better, I promise.
- stuff I wish I had made
I've been inspired in life by many things, but I cannot place them on
my site. I can, however, provide some of the essays and songs I've
found in textual formats so you can see perhaps where I derive some
of my motivation to do the things I do.
- links elsewhere
Some sites on the 'Net truly make me think, feel, and stay up to frigging
late hours at night. Usually those sites are personal, disclosing too
much about the author's personality, designed in a beautiful and graceful
manner. How could I use the 'Net knowing I didn't give these people
credit for their role in my procrastination?
- (dallas) music
Music is such an integral part of my life that you'd think I play an
instrument. Well, I used to. Yeah, I didn't go into band or choir
like all the other impressionable middle school kiddies. I played the
violin. *ahem* But anyway, the music page gives viewers my rant on
the music industry trends, and offers the largest compilation of
Dallas band links anywhere on the 'Net. Got a small band? Advertise