Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
I've had a great life of six decades, and it promises to stay not
only interesting but become extremely pleasurable. I mean, it's
I am by choice car-free and have usually been low income. That's
green as all hell and can contribute greatly to fulfillment. How
about you, can you relate?
I'm a comparatively happy person who has pursued personal
liberation and fought for others' liberation (including other
species' liberation from human"kind"). I love to have a good time,
meaning maximizing fellowship, catching up with friends and family,
making music, making plans, making out (if only), hashing out
ideas, and getting to the root of big questions about humanity and
the universe if possible. I've travelled a lot, and although it can
be arduous it can be enriching and fun.
I'm relatively eccentric and unusual, in the sense that my parents
were quite hip and turned me on to very progressive ideas, world
travel by sailboat, and gave me ideals that led me to
self-discovery and helping others. Activism is normal for me, but I
realize that emphasizing self-care and good health are most
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
I go for the gusto, the adventure, and I like to make people laugh
too. I found out decades ago that I like to take a stand and defend
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Can I be immodest and say I write a good tune sometimes? I believe
that overall one must be good at the balance of living. There are
many practical skills one ought to have in a changing world, when
specialization and technology have let us down. I don't have many
skills, although I have a few good ones, but I've found that
COMMUNITY makes up for one's not having all the skills!
The first things people usually notice about me
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Apart from the physical? Well, assuming I open my mouth and give an
opinion, I seem to be unusual for wanting to discuss serious
issues, such as what's up with the Occupy movement (oooh, as I edit
this section it's painfully clear that Occupy is nowhere now).
Funny how few people want to discuss matters affecting the
biosphere. Most people seem to want to avoid heavy topics. This
doesn't mean I don't like to hear or tell a good story about
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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Ishmael by Daniel Quinn, Overshoot by William Catton, several by
Tolstoy. I appreciated The Matrix and Fight Club for their message,
not the violence. I like various kinds of music, such as a Schubert
Quintet, Faure's Requiem, Strange Days by the Doors (which I
figured out on guitar), several Pink Floyd albums, lots of jazz,
Balkan folk, Roma, India, Japanese. I like fresh raw organic food,
and I cook homemade Mexican food from scratch, for example.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
I have found I can do without a lot, but I guess if we're talking
material things, my guitar is tops. I have some souvenirs of
travels that I like. Gotta have humor, heh heh! For the Details
column at right, I wanted to change "Fit" to Fit to be tied" but no
dice. For "Sign" I wanted to put "Picket sign" but no such luck.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
Sex, music, food, changing the world, improving my creature
comforts, being victorious in my honorable conflicts. That list
doesn't have a hard & fast order. I have a lot of friends, and
I manage to keep in touch pretty well, and in the case of family, I
spend a lot of time wondering how they're doing, wondering when
they might contact me.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Unless I'm having to travel, I seldom plan a Friday night. Why
bring up Friday night? For working people without flexibility,
Friday night and Saturday night are special. But my time is my own,
any day, sez I smugly.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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Depends on who I'm admitting it to. As a writer of public essays,
my beliefs and discoveries abound in my works. With my songwriting,
the lyrics come from the heart (especially as they often come from
dreams, as does the music even more so). Okay, to spill the beans,
I have occasionally enjoyed the sin of picking fruit by reaching
over other people's fences as I walk by!
You should message me if
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you deserve the best in a friend or love. And if you love the sea
and at least appreciate sailing!
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