Birol: Bahamut up there wants to know more about your name... particularly... Can you tell us a bit about your background? Where were you born and is your last name Polish?
Ebear: I'm second-generation Ukrainian and second-generation Swedish, and a bunch of other stuff. I was born in Hartford. It's not the real family name—it's apparently one of the most common Slavic last names, in its many variant forms
Ebear: and my great-grandfather was on the lam when he came here, and gave a false name. We don't know the real one.
Ebear: The family legend is that he was a conscript, deserting the Russian army. All I know is he was a Cossack.