I strive to live a life of balance, karma, and reverence for the
living world. I love nature (rivers, trees, mountains, beaches,
waterfalls, animals - especially birds, flowers, everything with a
soul and beauty). I enjoy learning about different cultures and
history, trying new foods, enjoying all forms of art (books, music,
film, visual arts), yoga/meditation, and to expand my knowledge in
all directions. I travel often to distant lands - love exploration
of the world. I believe in hard work and respect, and generally try
to live a more relaxed sort of life, eat and drink well, try to
stay healthy and enrich my wisdom. Even if life is difficult
sometimes I try my best to take a positive outlook. Although I
enjoy the party life from time to time, I'd say peace and
relaxation and good vibrations are most attractive to me. I love
the sophistication of city life but my soul is very much at peace
in the magical nature places.
What I’m doing with my life
As a note - I am not in New York (will be back next Spring 2016). Generally I travel far and often, but am usually enjoying life on the beautiful island of Bali, Indonesia where I make my home for part of the year. I stay here in the village of Ubud - a center of nature, meditation, yoga and spiritual, cultural things. I am the owner of several art galleries and clothing boutiques there (selling Tibetan Sacred Art and Organic Cotton + Bamboo Yogawear). I work hard at it, but I never lose sight of my passions: travel (seeking out nature, culture, art, and delicious foods - across the world), writing (I love to write fiction), and just being surrounded by the energy of love.
I’m really good at
Writing, Conversation, Story Telling, Roller Hockey, Frisbee, Swimming, Photography, Cooking, Bird Watching, Snorkeling/Diving, Jungle Trekking, Yoga postures.
The first things people usually notice about me
The color of my eyes (changes with the light - green, grey, blue),
gentle smile, warm energy, and inner joy.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Authors: Shakespeare, Tolkien, C.S. Lewis, Roald Dahl, Lloyd Alexander, Kate DeCamillo, Neil Gaiman, Leo Tolstoy, Salman Rushdie, Paulo Coelho, Kurt Vonnegut...
Movies: Star Wars, Inception, 12 Monkeys, LOTR, Indiana Jones, Glory, Trading Places, Coming to America, The Fifth Element, Pulp Fiction, Hero, Curse of the Golden Flower, Ghostbusters, The Princess Bride, Star Trek, The Goonies, A Clockwork Orange..
TV: classic-era Simpsons, Seinfeld, Curb your Enthusiasm, No Reservations, Animal Planet, BBC Knowledge, National Geographic, The Smurfs, Duck Tales, Star Trek, Vikings, The Wonder Years..
Music: Jethro Tull, Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin, The Doors, Yes, Fairport Convention, Miles Davis, Return to Forever, Midnite, Burning Spear, Bob Marley, Ravi Shankar, Air, Zero 7, Fela Kuti, Smashing Pumpkins, Depeche Mode, Radiohead, Beck, Nirvana, Grateful Dead, Disco Biscuits. And much more.
The six things I could never do without
Attachment is the root cause of suffering :)
(2nd Noble Truth of the Buddha)
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Who are we as human beings and what are we here for on this planet
Earth? What is out there beyond the stars? Planning and dreaming
about my next travel adventures. The elegance, magic, and
mysterious nature of birds and animals of the forest. On a serious
note: how can the world be so filled with beauty and horror at the
same time? I think a lot about balance.
On a typical Friday night I am
I could be relaxing at home for movie night and a glass of red
wine. Could be out at some sort of cultural event or concert. Could
be chillin' somewhere with friends. Could be getting ready to hop
on a plane and go somewhere cool. It all depends. I guess this can
fit for any day of the week - everyday can be wonderful.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I consider myself a mix of Han Solo + Indiana Jones :)
You should message me if
You like the vibe you get from my profile and feel we might have
some chemistry on any level. Maybe you are someone who enjoys
travel, nature, culture, good conversation, books, delicious foods,
museums, films, healthy living, yoga, spirituality, and even some
sports? You are a bird lover and animal lover in general. Travel
buddies welcome as well as soul connections. Let's try to enjoy the
magic in this world and be enchanted together :)