The outsider is a very private, reclusive individual. He will admit to being a man in his mid-fifties; a retired business executive who, when not traveling, lives on an island on the West Coast somewhere north of the 49th parallel.
He will also admit to being happily married, but terribly bored by retirement. He likes dogs far more than humans, whom he views as a particularly virulent, destructive species of chimpanzee.
He an avid reader, a terrible golfer and proud father of a rather nice male chimp.
The Outsider has strong opinions on a wide variety of subjects, which he writes about in order to escape terminal boredom.