The why however is a little less so... but still able to be summed up fairly succinctly in a quote from Eames in the Law & Order: CI episode "Silver Lining".
"He's like my partner, who just wants to be left alone to do what he's good at: catching bad guys."
I love my job and I am good at it. I just want to be left alone to do it and thankfully the new company I work for is allowing me that freedom. I've got a Captain Deakins looking over my shoulder for once and it's good.
I suppose explaining myself would be a good thing. Not that I am certain I can explain myself about anything, but I can at least try to tell the tale of why I go by the pseudonym Goren.
Maybe it'll make sense.
( The truth is in here... )
So, with that all in mind, I chose my pseudonym and my Journal name. Over time, you might come to know the man behind the mask through the small reveals I will leave in my posts. You might even think you'll come to understand me, but even here anonymously I will never take off the mask completely. It's not that I don't want to be known... to be understood... but to let you see me completely unmasked would be to lose what little control I maintain over my balancing act.
And as a final thought, we all live on the razor's edge of life... I'm just aware of my place on it and how deep it cuts.