Even when he was a young boy, Lee excelled at the creative arts and was always producing new types of artistic concoctions that sought to push the edge of what was acceptable to society. Always a free spirit, Lee was never intimidated by the established authorities in the creative realms of the humanities because his unique gifts of empathic insight along with his above average intellectual abilities allowed him to detect many of the shortfalls present within these realms. He knew when any type of given entity was being fraudulent or dishonest. He knew these things both instinctively and intuitively.
Caring not for the correct etiquette that was required by most of the artistic fields of knowledge, he always possessed an uncanny ability to be able to sort out the wheat from the chaff and digest the necessary parts of various creative disciplines and disregard the frivolous elements. As a result, his absorption of knowledge from many of these areas of expertise could be accommodated in a more sustained manner that involved a faster uptake of relevant data while the detailed minutia that was irrelevant was identified and discarded.
Due to this exceptional ability to glean knowledge from multiple artistic disciplines, Lee was able to combine many new types of creative conceptualizations. Viewing many of the rants and diatribes of the twentieth century artists and philosophers as gibberish, Lee has always sought out true knowledge that cuts directly into the soul and possesses a valid practicality that can be converted into empathy. It is this type of substantive material that was always desired. It is this type of substantive material that was found and subsequently retained.
The philosophy of the 20th and 21st centuries was below par, and the aesthetic quality of a substantial percentage of the artistic realms had deteriorated into infantile dilettantism. With few notable exceptions (such as Dahli, Gershwin, Stravinsky, and Debussy), most of the art created after the early 1900's was laden with the stench of juvenile amateurism. Many artists now feel they should bypass the traditional techniques that require hours of discipline and skip straight to the inspirational moment without having paid the proper dues necessary to produce something possessing true aesthetic worth.
Lee was all too aware of this horrendous phenomenon that permeated not only the fine arts but also the commercial and modern cultural standards present within modern day society. Because of this travesty and the academic institutions that enforced it, Lee was destined to be an independent creative individual that would continually seek out new ways of pushing the boundaries of the aesthetic realms.
In order to accomplish this task within the realms of musical expertise, Lee not only became proficient on several instruments but also learned music theory and ear training at age 12, so he could combine all of the creative sensibilities inherent in possessing all of these disciplines. First, Lee received instruction on the saxophone (tenor, baritone, and alto) in grade school and then received private piano, saxophone, and music theory instruction outside of his school's musical department. Lee also taught himself guitar, bass, flute, clarinet, and drums while still in his early teens and began writing and recording with a multi-track recorder while still in junior high school. Winning medal after medal in saxophone and vocal performance competitions, Lee especially excelled at ear training and music theory competitions. Lee placed first in state competitions for music theory and ear training his junior and senior years in high school, and he received a $5,000 scholarship to attend Berklee College of Music where he tested out of over half a dozen semesters of music theory and ear training courses.
Lee went on to earn a living professionally in music for many years. He played in several different house bands and toured on the road with many different groups as he traveled all over the country. He then went back to college and earned a degree in English; his GPA was 3.84. He graduated Magna Cum Laude and was a member of Gamma Beta Phi and Phi Theta Kappa. After pursuing graduate studies for a few semesters, he began his professional career as a freelance writer working for many different companies before teaming up with Wes Kussmaul (the man responsible for bringing the world its first online encyclopedia) in order to promote the virtues of PKI technology.
Needless to say, he has accumulated more real-world experience and true knowledge of humanity in his short forty-four years on this planet than most people accumulate in a lifetime. Due to his ever-youthful appearance, dimples, naturally curly hair, and a deep bass-baritone voice, he attracts attention wherever he goes. Standing fully erect at six feet and three inches, Lee's stature is such that he instantly commands attention whenever he walks into a room. However, he is not concerned with his above average physical size or his above average mental abilities...
Lee is concerned with peace.
The only thing that matters now to humanity is peace. Peace allows for the development of nations and individuals. Peace allows for the development of the arts and sciences.
Peace allows for the continuous ecstasy of the soul.

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Lee Duane FitzSimmons does not belong to ANY organized religion or secret society.


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