Songwriter/composer, cynic with a cartoon sense of humor, sex-positive, goth-ish, intersectional feminist, former sideshow performer, genderfluid, BDSM switch, improv accompanist, agnostically theistic with bouts of nihilism and slatherings of existentialism, introvert with social anxiety, amateur photographer, vegetarian, klutz with ironically good balance, formal education in world religion, cave-dweller, yoga teacher, and lover of puns, the like of which could make a stadium full of vaudeville comedians groan in agony.
When going out I like a symphony, ballet, burlesque show, occasionally a rock or electronic concert; I like zoos, aquariums, and museums; I also like being around trees and driving long distances. When staying in I like old cheesy movies, reading, playing frivolous card or board games; Not a big fan of bars, clubs, and other noisy, crowded places (unless I'm performing in them), although I will occasionally go to a goth club to dance.
I'm cynical, but I'm also a goofball. I'm misanthropic, but I believe strongly in the virtue of compassion. I'm not what you'd call a happy person, but I'll make you laugh no matter what mood I'm in. My heritage is primarily British, Russian, and Jewish... I mean, sweet Jesus, I never had a chance.
I've been studying religion for over a decade. I eventually got a B.A. in Comparative Religion. Conservative religious fanatics and people who hate religion to an ironically dogmatic degree (anti-theists) are both going to have serious problems with me. Getting rid of religion or everyone joining the same religion isn't going to solve our problems (nor is either a particularly realistic goal). Monkeys gonna monkey. As for my personal views, I believe in God (or Brahman, or the Dao, or whatever you may call it), and I actively seek to deepen my understanding of that great big universal... whatever it is... but I maintain an agnostic philosophy in that I don't believe in imposing any theology or belief on others, since nothing thereof can be proven. I'm a skeptic who prays.
I don't drink or use any drugs. Folks who drink the occasional beer or smoke the occasional joint are cool with me, but I don't put up with heavy users. They talk all stupid-like.
Play me off, Larry! *cue ragtime piano*