A few adjectives describing myself - honest, kind, humble, caring,
creative, intelligent, great sense of humor, well-traveled,
intellectually curious, politically progressive (no conservative
politics), polite, tender-hearted (but extremely selective – no
children please, be within in age range, and no photo - no
response). I am passionate and motivated, in addition to having all
the healthy and hearty contradictions that make each human unique.
As I am an artist, academic, and activist, I am naturally inclined
to these fellow tribe members. :)
As has been said, "I hold this to be the highest task for a bond
between two people: that each protects the solitude of the other"
(Rainer Maria Rilke)...indeed.
I try to learn from each encounter I have with any other person or
animal, that is, I view all as teachers. I adore children and have
helped raise several, but I do not see them as a part of my future.
I’m an only child but with 38 first cousins, I never lacked for
Bass players are leitmotif in my life. :)
I’m a cultural/educational anthropologist and visual artist (mixed
media usually; B.F.A. in graphic design, but have a great affinity
for all art and creative endeavors – the fine arts are a passion).
I keep many creative and research projects ongoing, including now
writing a book on the music industry and the civil rights movement.
I never cease to be amazed by the natural world and human
Travel is a vital part of my life (46 countries, so that is a bit
of an understatement), and I have worked and lived in a variety of
cultures. A few favorite general regions would be Southeast Asia,
and Central and South America.
I am creative, caring, and mindfully-aware. I attempt to be
non-violent in thought, word, and deed. I enjoy the general
unplanned and unpredictable in life, and I crave intelligent,
informed conversation with creative, curious, artistic, well-read,
gentle-souled, and humorous individuals.
Kind of a cosmic cowgirl I guess, but making the road here on earth
by just walking. Best of luck to everyone – peace!
What I’m doing with my life
...learning as I go; being gloriously human while
spiritually-evolving (I aim to do this gracefully - usually ends up
happening with some occasions/situations more than others... :)
I’m really good at
...still being empathic while wandering through a number of
The first things people usually notice about me
Eyes, hair, and smile seem to be consistent themes, but I hope most
of all emanations of kindness and non-judgment...
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
These are like air to me...air being fundamental to life and much
too precious to prioritize! A few, however, would be critical
theory; Munch, Mucha; anything by Cohen, Rumi, Rilke; PJ Harvey,
Pixies, Bowie, Smiths, Cure, X, Clash, Billy Bragg; one-of-a-kind
& out-of-the-way places of any kind, especially for Indian and
Thai (having lived in Thailand, I pride myself on being quite a
Thai food snob).
I spend a lot of time thinking about
art, ideas, travel, music, cultures, cooking, creativity, social
justice, the human condition, astral possibilities
On a typical Friday night I am
doing most anything, anywhere...no "typical" about me.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
Some bits of information are earned privileges. ;)
You should message me if
you think you're as amazed by it all as I am.