On this better scale, I'm D2
"It is said that humanity has evolved one-sidedly, growing in technical power without any comparable growth in moral integrity, or, as some would prefer to say, without comparable progress in education and rational thinking. Yet the problem is more basic. The root of the matter is the way in which we feel and conceive ourselves as human beings, our sensation of being alive, of individual existence and identity. We suffer from a hallucination, from a false and distorted sensation of our own existence as living organisms- Most of us have the sensation that "I myself" is a separate center of feeling and action, living inside and bounded by the physical body--a center which "confronts an "external" world of people and things, making contact through the senses with a universe both alien and strange. Everyday figures of speech reflect this illusion. "I came into this world." "You must face reality." "The conquest of nature."
This feeling of being lonely and very temporary visitors in the universe is in flat contradiction to everything known about man (and all other living organisms) in the sciences. We do not "come into" this world; we come out of it, as leaves from a tree. As the ocean "waves," the universe "peoples." Every individual is an expression of the whole realm of nature, a unique action of the total universe. This fact is rarely, if ever, experienced by most individuals. Even those who know it to be true in theory do not sense or feel it, but continue to be aware of themselves as isolated "egos" inside bags of skin. "
Daily yoga/meditation. Raising two sweet children in a matrix of love with my partner (soon-to-be ex-wife), and opening myself for meaningful connections with others (poly-friendly).
Hobbies include 3D printing, LED lighting, new media art, STEAM education curriculum development. In other words--nerdy things.
Life Goals: connect man and machine, fuse nature and metropolis, learn to fly
Some types of self discipline.
Using/improving computery things.
Working on things over long timescales.
Talking/teaching/learning about drugs, psychology, and physiology.
"Acting [less as a hobby these days.it's a] fundamental mode of social existence ([but you'd need to] mix with empathy [or risk sociopathic behavior]) " --me circa 2007
If you look down, the weather's OK, and we're not in a lab or shop, you may catch me in my (why yes sir/maam/friend, they are comfortable) toe shoes.
If I'm on a family outing, you might not initially notice me, as the kids are generally louder.
Sometimes, I'll inadvertently find myself the object of somebody's attention whilst answering my body's call to stretch, breath, pause, etc.
"Occasionally, it will be that I'm meditating in public, which [ circa 2007, had] less to do with exhibitionism and more to do with time-management."
I think these are all still great topics for conversation openers, though!
The Psychopharmacology of Herbal Medicine, The Psychopharmacology of Herbal Medicine (it's that good!)
100 Years of Solitude, Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintainance, The Alchemist, Ishmael, DMT: The Spirit Molecule, Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom, Nature Man and Woman
The Boxcar Children Series, A Wrinkle in Time, The Phantom Tollbooth, 1984, One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish, Double Trouble Squared
Urusei Yatsura: Beautiful Dreamer, Ugetsu Monogatari, Fight Club, Dogma, Waking Life, Men in Tights, Spaceballs, Miyazaki, The Matrix (I), Star Trek 4, Back to the Future, The Empire Strikes Back
This section is a little outdated. Suggest music to me!
First and foremost, anything from RockNinja Records-- my cousin has excellent tastes and even better skillz.
More generally, anything to which I can dance, sing, work, or trip out. I have been known to appreciate Red Hot Chili Peppers, Bela Fleck and the Flecktones, Tom Waits, The Polyphonic Spree, Wagon Christ,
Infected Mushroom, Schpongle, Higher Intelligence Agency, Adam Freeland, Kraftwork, Lamb, Pamela Martinez, Yuppster
Julian Bream, Ecco The Dolphin, MegaMan 2 and 3, System of a Down, Tom Waits, Erik Satie, Ace of Base, The Beatles, YES, Paul Simon, The Doors
Indian, Japanese, lovingly home cooked!"
Sometimes I'll work late, until eventually taking advantage of the fact that there's this thing called a sabbath. If i'm really engaged and having a good time with my work, that rule doesn't apply.
Sometimes I'll stay in and rest, when I need it.
I like openness, sometimes to a fault. My actions don't
always line up with my ideals. I'm working on that along with finding ways to communicate better.
I have pretty strong social awareness, hard won after years of struggle as a nerd learning to socialize late. My intuition can be annoyingly good. Sometimes my social awareness retreats and anxiety and uncertainty emerge.
What else do you want to know?
you don't feel like you know me, but want to get started.
you can get over that nervousness and make the first move. Practice makes perfect :)