Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
I enjoy friends, good books, wild places, and delight in
conversation. I appreciate many ways of seeing, being, and
creating. Friends say I can be both intense and laid back, &
yes, I may be, though generally not at the same time! My
professional work in environmental policy is challenging and
enjoyable, although a great deal more calls to me. Appreciating and
writing poetry .. prose too - and other kinds of art as well -are
also very important. I hike, and often head to the Sierra high
country, among other places. Traveling, especially internationally
is on my agenda, though not immediately, but Tuscany calls, the
west of Ireland too..
For a researcher, one basic goal is always to discover as much
about a subject that might usefully explain why things are as they
are.. as a writer, one hears " first thought, best thought".. a
good part of my life is in the conversation between these two ways
I'd like to share living and love, and new experiences, with
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
following burros uphill
enjoying a good conversation
letting a simile be my umbrella
The first things people usually notice about me
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
Woody Allen used to look like me.. Abe Lincoln too, when I had a
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Help your potential matches find common interests.
Manitas de Plata, Mozart, martin hayes + dennis cahill, Albeniz,
shakespeare, stoppard, sesame-millet whole wheat bread (fresh
baked!), Myths to Live by (Campbell), the music of what happens,
poetry by Jane Hirshfield, Rexroth, Heaney, Fleur Adcock, David
Whyte, Field Guide to the Night Sky..
just to get started..
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
the Sierra Nevada
infinite blue sky
language, conversation, poetry, music, laughter..
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
... the cottonwoods bent in the wind
branches stretched, leaves turned away.
Deep green in summer, now the tops
turning red, brown, gold,
before the leaves fall
and blow across the fields.
... the bay trees beyond Lagunitas
combed by the wind,
green rows on the hillside
white flashing from inside
as egrets find roosts
in the highest branches.
... the morning
an early hour before anyone stirs
the courtyard still lush with night.
Imagine this moment, meeting her
that time so long ago.
.. aromas of basil, olive oil and garlic
rise together from the street, turn
the mind from the desk
to warm nights in the South
to Aix-en-Provence, to Madame Roccia’s,
trains, and friends arriving late in the night.
.. in a dance
a time comes, near dawn
when everyone is tired, no one remembers,
bodies move, hearts open,
this is the moment.
Sometimes lavender in the garden
opens and catches itself on the wind,
enters my room, catches me
still I can’t remember, until at dusk
the sound of her voice awakens me.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
thinking about how immoral OKC might be; viz.-
"'...OKCupid on Monday published results of three experiments it
recently conducted on users. In one test, it obscured profile
pictures. In another, the site hid profile text to see how it
affected personality ratings. And in a third, it told some hopeful
daters that they were a better or worse potential match with
someone than the company’s software actually determined.
“If you use the Internet, you’re the subject of hundreds of
experiments at any given time, on every site,” Christian Rudder,
president of OKCupid, wrote on the company’s blog. “That’s how
The research found that if an OKCupid user was told that another
user had a high compatibility score instead of a low one — the
numbers are based on a mathematical formula created by the company
— the user was slightly more likely to reach out with a message.
Those who believed they were corresponding with a good match were
almost twice as likely to send at least four messages compared with
people who were told they were a low match...."
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
until a garden attack
blue jays' morning feast.
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