I make sure that I have at least one book with me at all time. This is why I have an emergency stash of books in my car. If I make a trip to somewhere more than two hours away, I add more books, just to be safe.
I took Kurt Vonnegut's advice to be kind and so far, the results has been ok. When strangers on the street ask me for directions, I nod and pretend to understand. I then point them toward a random direction, just to inspire them with confidence. They will find their Destination.
I'm Deaf. This leads to me being a visual and tactile person, with different sensory inputs such as 180 degree peripheral vision and feeling sounds through my feet. Being a solidly visual person also means that I communicate via visual means, usually Sign Language or Written English, but I've been pulling out gestures more often nowadays.
I look masculine, scruff and all. But I'm not concerned about keeping my interests and behavior masculine. I mean I do throw around logs, cut a lot of meats, and drink beers with bourbon. But I also bake cookies and giggle.
The Ignorant Schoolmaster
Open Your Eyes
The Omnivore's Dilemma
Things that I really like:
The Diamond Age (post-cyberpunk novel)
Star Trek: TNG (TV show)
The Venture Brothers (TV show)
Building Stories (comics)
Asterios Polyp (comic)
No Country for Old Men (movie)
The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down (Medical Anthropology)
Civilwarland in Bad Decline (short stories)
Deaf Studies, Information and Knowledge, comics, nature, cultures, Deaf culture, cooking, communication, language, and cultural barriers, books, TV shows, food, languages, delicious salads, history of Indianapolis, history of I-65, bikes, stuff that I don't know, USA and World news, where food comes from, anthropology, medical anthropology, urban planning, linguistics, metaphors.
And I blow my nose loudly.