trying to connect...
but I don't want you thinking,
Oh, that I ain't got any respect."
(If You Gotta Go, Go Now)
Manfred Mann (1965)
Composed by Bob Dylan (1964)
I quess we are all here looking for someone to be in our lives.
A Friend of mine asked the other day: "Why be in a relationship?" I figure this: The ability to give and receive affection makes me a whole person. It adds to the other parts of me.
Some people say I'm a good man, open, honest, caring. Retired Yankee hippie in Texas. Yikes! I enjoy laughter and often start by laughing at myself. I am, most of the time, emotionally stable, healthy and financially secure. I own my own home. I enjoy my life and the peace of it. Looking past the surface of people and ideas is how I like to live. Activley working on projects is satisfying but sometimes I need have a few cups of coffee before I begin to procrastinate. ... As with this summary.
I like but am not limited to: NPR in the morning and PBS in the evening. Politically I am well Left of Center.
Fall is my favorate time of year; I like the light at dusk, the smells and the way the air feels on my face.
My last working gig was teaching High School History. I have worked in nursing, on and off, a long time. Have done many other kinds of labor including community organizing, and working on a ranch. I spent years doing anti-war work as a member of VietNam Veterans Against the War. That was then.
Have been in every State except Alaska. Traveled in Europe, Central America, Canada, South East Asia. (all after military time).
In some ways I suppose I am "Old School".
At the end of the day: "I yam what I yam".
again, more later.
I've been told "Everything you do; you do well" ...I wish!
Dancing to Blues. and almost anything.
Listening very closely.
Just read and watched "A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints" liked both and felt nostalgic for NY
"The Cotton-Pickers" by B.Traven, very good.
Currently re-reading "Going Away" by Clancy Sigal. I first read it in 1976, and it seems time to read it again. Pretty good in parts. Great in others. First printed in 1962.
Favorite movie? "Oh Lucky Man" comes to mind.
Food? I am an omnivore. But there are times I wish I could take friends to NYC on some kind of magic bus and say "Eat This!".
Right now music: "Tangled Up In Blue" by Bob Dylan
"Down Easter Alixa" Billy Joel
An old friend came by to see me and she said "You sure have a lot of stuff... but it is good stuff.". ( good not as in new but as in old and cool stuff, antiques) O.K., I like and enjoy my stuff but I have learned I could live without any or all of it if need be.
More to come...
...searching for my Muse.
I have seen a lot of "No Drama" statements. Were that true, then many of the poems, plays, books, songs, movies over hundreds of years would not have been written. I don't care for drama a lot but I think it is how we handle it that matters.
....Now I'm really going to hell.
Holy Smokes! If all ya want is someone to make ya laugh then rent a clown and get it over with already! Scheesh! Everyone likes to laugh. That is the easy part. Perhaps it is more important to find and be with someone you trust when you are sad.