Somehow "I learned that it was in hard times that people usually
change the course of their life; in good times they frequently only
talked about change. Hard times force them to overcome the doubts
that normally gave them pause."
I consider myself to be a Buddist, a feminist, a humanist, and
several other "ists." Email me to find out more :-)
What I’m doing with my life
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and have worked in a
variety of different settings. I enjoyed working homeless
populations the most. When I'm not saving the world one homeless
person at a time I enjoy reading, music, art, backgammon, and other
hippie dippy type shit.
If I were to write a book about my life I would title the chapter
on my mid-to-late 20's "trying different ways of living and fucking
up" because that's exactly what I did. I would call the chapter on
my early 30's "picking up the pieces, working out my baggage, and
getting my shit together" because that's basically what I have been
doing. Soon I'll be able to stay in all earnestness that I am
emotionally, financially, and spiritually stable.
I’m really good at
Telling the difference between a Redwood and Maple Tree... And I
can drink coffee and play backgammon like nobody's business.
Seriously though: I'm really good at being myself and I think I'm
really good at allowing others to be themselves. Like the (now) old
song goes, "come as you are."
The first things people usually notice about me
Well I like to wear women's jeans, not because its trendy, but
because it helps the ladies to notice the enormous package I've got
going on... (because meaning and sarcasm sometimes gets lost in
translation over text I want to point out this was a sarcastic
I try to be authentic with everyone and I am still very much a work
in progress. If I had a dollar for every intention I have then I'd
be a very rich man... Alas, those around me settle for my boring,
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Favorite book: Watership Down (Richard Adams), pretty much anything
Nietzsche wrote... If the Buddha Dated (Charlotte Kastle).... And
the bible-- particularly the books of John and Philipians.
Movies: way too many to name them all here but the ones that come
to mind as I am typing this are: Moulin Rouge, Timer, and Wayne's
World. Honorable mention: eternal sunshine of the spotless
Music: Radiohead, Placebo, Coldwar Kids, John Coltrane, Led
Zeppelin, Bob Dylan, soul Position, atoms for peace
Food: I try to be mindful of the things that go into my body. That
being said I enjoy cooking and I enjoy eating healthy food. Asian,
Persian, African, whatever. Bring it on!
The six things I could never do without
I have no idea. This question, quite frankly, makes me feel a bit
of anxiety. Um...
2.) my dog basil ("bazzle")
I spend a lot of time thinking about
I spend a lot of time thinking about random things and events like
why there's a series of high powered satellite dishes next to my
apartment complex or what causes pity or how to end homelessness. I
also like contradictions. For example, on the statue of liberty is
written, "give us your tired, your poor, your hungry" but if you
happen to suffer from mental illness then you're treated as a
second-class citizen... In fact I think about the gross over
generalization of pathology in the Diagnostic and Statistical
Manual of Mental Disorders (IV-TR) is pretty insane and, what's
worse, it's only going to get worse next year when the DSM-V is
published. Didn't I say that I work in mental health and that I
want to fix it all?
Sometimes I think my heart will cave in because of the empathy that
I feel for nearly everyone. One time I was in a city foreign to me
and, when I gave a homeless person $10, the person I was with said,
"why did you do that? You know they're just going to spend it on
drugs." My retort was something along the lines of, "if they do
that it's their choice. Seriously though, if I were homeless I'd
probably do the same thing." Wouldn't you?
On a typical Friday night I am
Out with friends or at a show with randoms or I'm hanging out at
discovery green with my dog, sipping tea, or looking at art.
Sometimes-- not often, but sometimes -- I can be spotted consuming
alcohol with very old friends in the Montrose area.
I like to spend a lot of time thinking about the feelings about my
feelings, and about the feelings I have about the feelings about my
feelings... (bonus points if you referenced "Stuart Saves His
Family" with Al Franken).
I wasn't sure where to post this because to me it seems appropriate
in many places so here goes: Meyers-Briggs Personality
Introvert(22%) iNtuitive(38%) Feeling(50%) Perceiving(33)%
You have slight preference of Introversion over Extraversion
You have moderate preference of Intuition over Sensing (38%)
You have moderate preference of Feeling over Thinking (50%)
You have moderate preference of Perceiving over Judging (33%)
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I am a recovering addict. If that's not for you then lets not waste
each others' time.
You should message me if
If you have found anything above even remotely interesting.