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Ecotopia

46 Denver, CO Man

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  • Ages 21–48
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  • For long-term dating, short-term dating, casual sex

My Details

Last Online
Today – 5:03am
Orientation
Straight
Ethnicity
White
Height
6′ 0″ (1.83m)
Body Type
Fit
Diet
Strictly vegetarian
Smokes
No
Drinks
Socially
Drugs
Never
Religion
Atheism, and laughing about it
Sign
Aquarius, but it doesn’t matter
Education
Graduated from masters program
Job
Sales / Marketing
Income
Rather not say
Relationship Status
Single
Relationship Type
Offspring
Doesn’t have kids, and doesn’t want any
Pets
Speaks
English (Fluently)

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My self-summary
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I have been doing a lot of soul searching lately, but I still haven't found one.

I have been celebrating my 25th birthday each January 30th since 1993. I'm a pacifist, a vegetarian, and childfree by choice. I am concerned about overpopulation, sustainable economics, the Sixth Mass Extinction of animal species, human rights, and US military imperialism. I have a Facebook page that I created for the imaginary "Boiling Frog Party." See: http://www.facebook.com/BoilingFrogParty

Here is the official description of the Boiling Frog Party: As a wise frog once sang, "It's not easy being Green." The Boiling Frog Party is a political organization that seeks to unite amphibious citizens of the world who would prefer to have the thermostat turned down slightly on the global hot tub that we all share. Boiling Frog Party members are concerned about global warming, stovetop warming, amphibian rights, preservation of endangered species, water pollution, conservation of wetlands and other natural habitats, and a global ban on French restaurants serving frog legs. The Boiling Frog Party -- because there's more to life that just freezing toads. Come on in. The water's fine.

For my job, I work for a friend's business promoting local cultural, artistic, and community events in Denver.

I grew up in New Jersey, but I have mostly recovered from the experience. My parents retired to Tucson along with three of my five siblings, so Tucson is where I go to visit my family now.

I left my car in a one hour parking zone when I took off for a five month thru hike of the Appalachian Trail. Now I get around by foot, bicycle or public transportation. I sometimes go for longer bicycle rides and I enjoy hiking, backpacking and mountaineering.

On April Fools Day, 2005, I made an announcement on the mountaineering website "Fourteenerworld" in a discussion forum on participants' outdoor adventure plans for 2005. I announced that I was planning to quit my job, move out of my apartment, put most of my possessions in a storage unit, and spend the summer climbing 200 Colorado "thirteeners" (mountains between 13,000 and 14,000 feet) by myself. I called this the "Homeless on the Range Expedition." I would live out of my tent and my backpack while I engaged in a really intense summer of solo mountaineering and backpacking. I announced it on April Fools Day because I wanted to see if people would take the idea seriously or not. And I wasn't sure if I really would or could achieve this goal. As it turned out, I successfully completed the "Homeless on the Range Expedition," and it was the adventure of a lifetime.

While I out there doing the Homeless on the Range Expedition, I read Edward Abbey's book "Desert Solitaire." My adventure was "Mountain Solitaire." I read that Edward Abbey made a habit out of spending half of the year alone in the wilderness and the other half of the year immersed in the urban life of New York City. From that time on, I developed a similar pattern of spending part of each year on extended mountaineering or long distance backpacking adventures and the rest of the year promoting local cultural events in Denver. My two longest backpacking trips so far have been five months each, but my next trip might be longer.

In 2007, I became the 16th person to finish climbing all of the 637 Colorado mountains over 13,000 feet.

In 2008, I thru hiked the 2,180 mile Appalachian Trail from Georgia to Maine.

In 2009, I backpacked the 480 mile Colorado Trail.

In 2011, I thru hiked the 2,660 mile Pacific Crest Trail.

In the spring of 2013, I thru hiked the 800 mile Arizona Trail.

In September 2013, I finished backpacking the 3,100 mile long Continental Divide Trail. I hiked sections on this trail in 2009, 2010, 2012, and 2013. This also marked my completion of the "Triple Crown" of long distance walking in the United States which includes the Appalachian and Pacific Crest Trails as well as the Continental Divide Trail.

From November 2013 to January 2014, I walked more than 1,600 kilometers around New Zealand, mostly on the Te Araroa Trail.
What I’m doing with my life
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While I was sitting at a cafe on the last day of summer, I drafted my "New Season's Resolutions" for making it through the fall season in the city.

Prime Directive: Be more bold.

General Guidelines:
1) Participate in at least one social event per week.
2) Attend at least one cultural event per week
3) Participate in at least one outdoor athletic event per week.
4) Spend time with at least one friend other than a co-worker at least once a week.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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Books: 1984 and Animal Farm by George Orwell, Ecotopia and Ecotopia Emerging by Ernest Callenbach, America 2014: An Orwellian Tale by "Dawn Blair," The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy, Last Chance to See, and Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency by Douglas Adams, and Stranger in a Strange Land by Robert Heinlein. I enjoy Harry Turtledove's alternative history science fiction novels like the "Worldwar" series which starts with an alien invasion during the middle of World War Two, and "The Guns of the South" about time traveling South African terrorists who provide Uzis to the Confederate Army during the Civil War. I have read and enjoyed all of Dan Brown's novels. His latest book "Inferno" was not his best writing, but I appreciated seeing a best selling novel that reflected my views on human overpopulation.

Movies: Kumare, V for Vendetta, King of Hearts, Pleasantville, Groundhog Day, Avatar, Spiderman I and II, Galaxy Quest, Jumanji, Man of the Year.

Shows: Walking Dead, Dr. Who, Lost, Dexter, Once Upon a Time, Being Human, Falling Skies, Stargate SG-1. I almost never watch television as it's being broadcast, but I will go to the library to check out seasons of television shows on DVD.

Music: Celtic, folk, classic rock, bluegrass, reggae, world music, satirical music like Weird Al Yankovic or Tom Lehrer. I like Phil Ochs' protest songs.

Food: Anything vegetarian. I like to go to all-you-can-eat buffets. I like Ethiopian, Indian, Thai, and Italian food.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
Freedom, rebellion, mountains, wilderness, my bicycle, and a towel.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
Should I keep trying to met women to date, or just say the hell with it, give up on looking for a relationship, and spend an entire year backpacking wilderness trails?

What happened to the profile question that asked OKCupid users what is the most private thing they are wiling to admit? It's missing from my page.

The most private thing I'm willing to admit is that ten years ago I made up a "bucket list" of things I wanted to do before I die. Since then, I have done all but one of the things on my bucket list. I have come to think of that last remaining bucket list experience as an unachievable goal. Speaking of which, I have a runner's style moisture wicking hat with the caption: "How about a threesome?" It shows three stick figures. One is running. Another is bicycling. The third is swimming. But I wouldn't want my hat to give people the wrong idea. I'm not into doing triathlons.

I tend to be satirical, to joke and laugh a lot, but I have darker thoughts just below the surface....

In an overlapping category of what I think about a lot and a private thing I'm willing to admit is that I think a lot about the unsustainability of modern society. When I observe the materialistic way of life pursued by most Americans, or I see people with young children, I secretly want to ask them what they expect the world to be like by 2030? By 2050? By 2100? Do they think their children will live to be 80 years old? To have happy, healthy, prosperous lives? On our current trajectory, I imagine that the Earth will be a largely uninhabitable wasteland just a single human lifetime from now. The idea of choosing to reproduce in the 21st century is simply unthinkable to me.

According to the Living Planet Report's carrying capacity studies, it would take 1.5 Earths to sustain the current level of consumption by a human population of more than 7.2 billion people. If the average person on Earth consumed as much as the average American does today, the Earth could not sustain a population of more than 1.5 billion people. Over the last two centuries, the human population of Earth has grown at a staggering rate. In 1804, there were only one billion people on Earth. In 1927, there were two billion people on the planet. World population has more than tripled during the course of a single lifetime, with per capita ecological footprints skyrocketing as well.

I expect human overpopulation, over-consumption, and environmental impact to lead to permanent collapse of the global economy and the start of the die-off of the human race by about 2030, as a recent MIT study on the limits of growth concluded. More than half of the world's wildlife population has died off since 1970. At current rates of die-off, there will be no fish left in the world's oceans by 2048. Climate change is near or past the point of no return. Ocean water is becoming increasingly acidic. More than a billion people already suffer from chronic hunger and lack access to safe drinking water. Major aquifers and topsoil around the world are being depleted. Petrochemical agriculture is dependent upon fossil fuels that are accelerating climate change. The planet has become so over-developed that Starbucks is running out of locations to open new coffee shops. Human industrial activity is rapidly destroying our planet's ability to support life, but most people only seem to care about their own short-term economic prosperity.

I see the society that people call "the real world" as an artificial construct. What people think of as "the economy" exists only within the confines of a limited environment. If we cannot learn to live within the limits of our environment, there will be no "economy" -- and ultimately no human race.

I believe that it is already too late to "save the world" from our own irresponsible growth and consumption, yet the human race continues to race in the wrong direction, like a herd of lemmings rushing to leap off a cliff. The Titanic is already sinking. It's too late to rearrange the deck chairs. The most we can hope for is to dance on the deck of the Titanic as it sinks.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
I go from stool to stool in singles bars hoping to get lucky, but there's never any gum under any of them. (Emo Philips)

Sometimes I spend my Friday nights spinning gold into straw.

A typical Saturday might consist of doing laundry, eating honey vanilla frozen Greek yogurt for breakfast, attending an Ethiopian coffee ceremony, listening to live guitar performances, pugil stick fighting, chicken dancing, doing the hokey pokey, and having a rather large drunk man fall down on me in the street.

"Besides spitting molten foodstuffs at me, what else do you do for fun?" (line from one of Spongebob Squarepants' associates)
You should message me if
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If you are able to tie each end of a long string to a tin can.

If you can lead me into Temptation, because I couldn't find it on Mapquest.

A couple of people have asked me what I'm looking for. A serious relationship? Something fun just for the short term? I don't have a clear answer, except that I don't expect to meet a "soul mate" or life partner through OK Cupid. Maybe on the Appalachian Trail or the Pacific Crest Trail, or on a walk across Ethiopia or New Zealand?

I originally set this profile up when I was in an open relationship, seeking polyamorous women. It just didn't work. In theory, I consider polyamory to be a philosophical ideal. In practice, as a heterosexual male living in the United States, I found that identifying myself as polyamorous was the practical equivalent of taking a lifelong vow of celibacy.

More recently, I set up another profile, seeking a serious long term relationship, starting over with the matching questions. My intention was to shut this profile down. That just didn't work either. I decided to deactivate the other profile instead of this one.

My life has been mostly celibate for the past year and a half -- by circumstance -- not by choice. I'm not a monk. I just play one in real life.

Always remember that you are unique; just like everyone else in the world. Be yourself -- everyone else is already taken.