Benji108
41 Grand Rapids, MI
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My self-summary
I am approximately ten stories tall. I have a full time job which doubles as a 40+ hour per week workout routine. In addition to that, I work another part-time job that I hope to make my full-time job, in due course of time, so that I can take on a different part-time job which does not pay enough for me to make it full-time.

In order of proximity to my heart, I am a(n): artist, philosopher, historian.

I have the profound displeasure of living in an age where I occasionally experience genuine terror at the idea of nuclear holocaust (usually in the form of an actual nightmare). Other than that, I tend to be fairly progressive.

I have lived greatly, and therefore have many stories to tell. But tell me more about yourself. I love women who are even more brilliant than they are beautiful.
What I’m doing with my life
Feelin the Bern. Building buildings. Lecturing at GVSU on the history of ethics. Taking artistic commissions. Writing and illustrating a graphic novel on the nature of reincarnation, an essay on the existential dignity of all sentient life, and researching a hermeneutical work regarding the history of the concept of Time. Helping my eldest brother and sister startup local businesses.
I’m really good at
Making sense out of obscure philosophical debates,
And boiling the insanity of life down into sensible solutions,
Making art that has never before been seen upon the face of the Earth,
Making jokes on the fly,
Thinking in 4D.
The first things people usually notice about me
I dress for the occassion. Also, I've been told on several occasions that my intellect is intimidating, but don't let that scare you off. I still put my pants on one leg at a time.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books: Totality and Infinity, The Silmarillion, The Artful Universe, India and Europe, The Red Book, The Guide, Saṃskāra, Aristotle's Metaphysics, Wheelock's Latin, Songs of Longing, Vyāsadeva's Jaya-saṃhitā, Aesop's Fables, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, Sein und Zeit, art books of almost any sort...

Movies: Life of Pi, Casino Royale, Chronicle, Watchmen, Prometheus, Bladerunner, Alien, Avatar, Moulin Rouge, Thor, Iron Man, The Dark Night, Batman Begins, Spiderman, Star Trek, Defendor, Schindler's List, The Lower Depths (Les Bas-Fonds), Emelie, Juno, Pirates of the Caribbean (the whole series), Superbad, Babel, Sherlock Holmes (w/ Downey, Jr. et al), Gataka, Powaqqatsi, etc., etc., etc.

TV-wise (for the most part, I stream): Game of Thrones, Breaking Bad, Lost, Sopranos, Scrubs, Key & Peele, John Stewart, Vice, Agents of Shield.

Music: I watched my best gay friend fall in love with Leonard Cohen, and thus came to know the master. Saw Cohen in Boston what was initially reported to be his final tour. I think he's touring again.

But the list goes on: Bowerbirds, Dirty Projectors, Radiohead, Andrew Bird, Eliot Smith, Band of Horses, J.S. Bach, Handel, Albinoni, Chopan, George Harrison, The Beatles, Pink Floyd, the Bee-Gees, ELO, Snow Patrol, Mumford & Sons, Ratatat, Beck, Primus, Nirvana, Jackie Deshannon, The Jim Carroll Band, Florence & the Machine, Ministry, Soundgarden, Angus & Julia Stone, Glen Hansard and Arketa Irglova, LMFAO, Dubstep, Elliot Moss and on and on...

Food: Gourmet Veggie, anything made with Curd (but specifically, Palak Paneer), simple, steamed veggies with a bit of salt and butter, sometimes with some more spice thrown in, Revolutionary Soup, Lemon Grass, Fruits, Organic, non-GMO, Naked Juice, Mangoes, Avacadoes (I have a secret recipe I'd like to share with you in this regard; just ask me for it), California salads (ex., baby spinach, mandarin orange segments, dried cranberries, crushed tortilla chips, sundried tomatoes, almond slivers, feta cheese, and raspberry vinaigrette; if you don't believe me, try it for yourself), Kambucha, Stouts, IPAs, Single-malts, Oh, and regardless of gender, chocolate is good for the soul.
The six things I could never do without
Honorable Friends
Unsullied Nature
Promising Career
Novel, Hearty Eats
Wit/Humor/Irony
Routine, Packed Schedule
Yoga/Exercise
I spend a lot of time thinking about
The basic human experience of Time, and the art of relating that to the history of human conflicts and resolutions.
On a typical Friday night I am
There is something like a typical Friday night? Really?
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I really have no idea what to put here. Not sure the web is the best place to spill private details.
You should message me if
You think you need to spend time with someone in person to really get to know them.

You prize patience over passion, but passion over lethargy.

You are a freak, geek, or nerd. I'm a big fan.
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