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Ecotopia

46 M Denver, CO

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  • Ages 21–48
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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
Non-monogamous
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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My living will clearly specifies that I should be hooked up to a sweet tea IV, regardless of whether or not I become incapacitated.

I can be very serious or I can be very silly. Sometimes I can be quite silly about things that are very serious, and I don't always strike an appropriate balance between the two.

I'm a pacifist, a vegetarian, a non-smoker, a Green Party activist and childfree by choice. I am concerned about overpopulation, sustainable economics, human rights, American imperialism, and proportional representation voting systems. I'm not a real politician, but sometimes I play one in elections.

For my job, I promote local cultural, artistic, and community events in Denver. I get around by foot, bicycle or public transportation. I sometimes go for longer bicycle rides and I enjoy hiking, backpacking and mountaineering.

I like science fiction. Sometimes, I will check out an entire season or series of a sci-fi show on DVD and do a sci-fi marathon. I did this recently with the modern Dr. Who series and Season Three of Falling Skies.

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.

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 2,640 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.

I had a previous OKCupid profile under the name "Thought Criminal," which was my "trail name" on the Appalachian Trail. Later, I ran a couple of satirical personal ad profiles on OKCupid as an experiment to see if I could actually meet women by posting a bunch of silly nonsense rather than my serious profile which never worked. One was a profile for a bicycle that was seeking fish who enjoy riding bicycles. (Based on Irina Dunn's famous quotation that "A woman needs a man like a fish needs a bicycle.") Another was a profile from Gollum (Smeagle) from the Lord of the Rings stories, with silly photos and quotations from Gollum. A third was an entirely pudding themed profile. I got a lot more responses from those profiles than I ever did from a serious personal ad, but OKCupid administrators removed those profiles as fakes. I wrote a few OKCupid tests under previous profile names, including the "Thought Criminal Test", the "Denver's 16th Street Mall Test," and the "What's Your Favorite Pudding Test."
What I’m doing with my life
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For many years, I have been promoting local events in the Denver area. This includes theatre, dance performances, festivals, free community concerts and film series, and random other things. Sometimes I get to dress up in costumes, occasionally as a stand-in for a costumed mascot, to promote community events in public place. I enjoy the mascot work, but it has become a less and less significant part of of my job over the years.

Each summer since 2004, I have gone on an extended outdoor adventure trip, first peakbagging in Colorado, and more recently, long-distance backpacking routes.

I expect to stay in the Denver area until my next big adventure, which may start in either mid-March or late April 2015. I'm considering either a backpacking trip from Alabama to Maine on the Pinhoti, Benton MacKaye and Appalachian Trails (starting in mid-March) or a second thru hike of the Pacific Crest Trail (starting at the end of April. When I walked the Pacific Crest Trail in 2011, there was a record high snow pack, with more than 500 miles of walking on top of ten to twenty feet of snowpack through the Sierra Nevadas. I would like to repeat the Pacific Crest Trail in a year with a low snowpack.
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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, 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.
lemurs

I have recurring nightmares about a million screaming lemurs chasing me through the heart of Gotham City, demanding the return of their figgy pudding. These nightmares are probably unfounded, since Gotham City is a fictitious location, lemur habitat is strictly limited to the island of Madagascar, 94% of the world's lemurs are currently threatened with extinction, and lemurs are not generally known for their obsession with figgy pudding. On the other hand, lemurs are pretty cute and some people like to keep them as pets. There is a nice photo of a lemur accompanying this linked article about human overpopulation and the sixth mass extinction of animal species: http://thegenerator.com.au/unrelenting-population-growth-driving-global-warming-mass-extinction-2/

Lately, I've been thinking about my personal history of relationships with women. I first placed a personal ad on OKCupid in October, 2004. I've run personal ads here off and on for almost ten year now. In that time, I have actually, physically met a grand total of six women for dates, one of whom turned out to be a post-operative transsexual.

I'm 46 now. During the course of my life, I've had eight romantic relationships that lasted more than one month. My longest relationship was with the woman I married. We were together for seven years, ending in 1999. I've only had one significant relationship in my life in which I was the person to initiate it. That happened when I was an undergraduate in college, and I was totally trashed from drinking vodka when I asked a classmate out on a date. Three of these eight relationships, including my marriage, were with women who responded to a personal ad that I placed in a newspaper. None has ever resulted from an online personal ad. Never in my life have I had a date with a woman when I responded to a personal ad that she placed. Several times, I have arranged dates with women whose personal ads I responded to, but in every single case, those women either cancelled or stood me up.

I'm seriously interested in meeting people in person through OKCupid, but I'm not counting on it.
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.

Late at night, I lock myself in a closet to hide from ghosts and security guards.

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.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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I don't really believe in security guards.

I hate Chick-fil-A ads. I don't eat chickens or cows, so it's not an either-or proposition for me.

I would be open to lots of other propositions, but probably none from Chick-fil-A.

During the course of a conversation with an attractive woman, she told me that she's bisexual, but primarily interested in women. Then we talked about social anxiety and trying to overcome phobias like agoraphobia, fear of heights, fear of public speaking, etc. I told her that I think it's important to tackle your fears head on. Then I said my biggest fear is having a threesome with two women.

My life is very solitary now. It would be nice to have a woman in my life to spend time together, make love, cuddle and sleep together.

My ideal partner would be a woman who enjoys backpacking and mountaineering, who would like to join me on thru hikes of long distance trails. For the right partner, I could consider a monogamous or "monagamish" relationship.

One day back in 1996, when I was on the ballot as a Green Party candidate for state representative, one of my friends was asking me what my position was on various public policy issues. Then his girlfriend asked me: "What's your position on polyamory? I said: "There are a number of different positions I'd like to try out."

I am open to non-monogamous polyamorous relationships. Philosophically, I consider polyamory or an open relationship to be the ideal relationship model, but I have found it to be impractical in this socially conservative society.

I am open to being in "secondary" relationships with polyamorous women.

I would like to have a primary relationship with a woman, but my lifestyle of spending part of the year on long distance backpacking trips can create a strain on a primary relationship with someone who doesn't join me for those trips.

Attraction to me is partly physical, partly personality. I appreciate someone who is intelligent, progressive, and has a good sense of humor. Physically, I am attracted to women who are athletic, have an average build, or are slim. I am interested in dating women of any ethnicity.

One of OKCupid's matching questions asked if you have ever been drunk. I confess that I changed my answer from yes to no so it would fit with a joke from the Hitchhikers' Guide to the Galaxy which I posted as an "explanation." Arthur Dent asks Ford Prefect: "What does it feel like to teleport? Prefect says "It's rather unpleasantly like being drunk." Dent asks: "What's so unpleasant about being drunk?" Prefect replies: "Ask a glass of water."

My deal with alcohol is I won't drink alone. I don't feel any need to drink alcohol, but I will sometimes drink with friends at a social event or party. I can take it or leave it.
You should message me if
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If you would rather eat chikpeez than chikin.

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.

If you would like to walk with me as I repeat the "Triple Crown:" the Appalachian, Pacific Crest, and Continental Divide Trails.

If you would like to spend three months tramping around the South Island of New Zealand with me.

If you're a woman who would like to have a lover for the next six or seven months, or a long term relationship with a guy who tends to go away for several months of the year, or if you would like to go away with me to walk through the wilderness together for several months a year.