I'm also looking for insight on building alternatives to oppressive institutions...i.e. capitalism, white supremacy, patriarchy, heteronormativity, etc. I actively seek to be a part of contemporary efforts toward Social and Environmental Justice.
I draw and paint. I like talking with movie nerds about movies, theater nerds about theater, forestry nerds about trees etc. I like hiking, biking, yoga, running, and the occasional skydive.
I'm was teaching a lot of sociology at community college, working with folks with learning disabilities in a charter school, and working with a great food justice group that you should check out: http://plantingjustice.org/. Now I'm seeking to understand creativity and commodities through the Sociology PhD program at UC Davis.
Last year I took an 8-month trip through Ecuador, Colombia (2 months), The Caribbean, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand and LAOPDR. It is still with me.
I'm also eating plenty of garlic and spicy stuff.
Critical theory and other folks such as Angela Davis, bell hooks, Andrea Smith, (Feeling a HUGE urge to name-drop a ton of fancy pants theorists and prison memoirs here...but I hope you get the point). I also love literature like: White Noise, Catch 22, Notes from Underground, Zin and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance, Sartre's plays, The Road, Chekov, Did I mention Tolstoy?
Movies: Easy Rider, Raging Bull, There Will Be Blood, Taxi Driver, Lost in Translation, Bottle Rocket, China Town, The Graduate, Eraserhead... Documentaries! The Black Power Mixtapes...
Music: Punk and post-punk (The Sreamers, Rudimentary Peni, The Dead Boys, Joy Division). indie stuff (Grimes, Arcade Fire, The Smiths), thrash or noise (Melt Banana, Spazz, Limp Wrist), hip hop (Dead Prez, Tupac), jazz (Monk, Davis, Mingus) and: The Talking Heads, Devo, Bon Iver, Dinah Washington, Sigur Ros, Beach House, Lightning Hopkins, The Knife, Deerhunter, Elton John, Slayer, Grandaddy....Feist (yeah, really, Feist).
Movements, people's power, power's people...
My house plants
I don't really drink but love to go out.
I'm into doing something interesting, taking a walk, visiting Albany Bulb, that amazing cemetery, the Lake, etc.
Also, we could be friends, like, for real. If you're a student of mine, let's be facebook buddies.