Bill works at Borland. At home he doubles as a living jungle gym. He doesn't define himself by the music to which he listens, the clothes he wears, the car he drives, (thank goodness), or any such things. His most important role is that of dad to his
two kids. If you care whether our scooter has a shell of metal or plastic, well, there are plenty of other sites on the web where things like that are important to the folks there.
To be honest, it should also say "(thank goodness)" right after it says "the clothes he wears," above.