Than are dreamt of in your philosophy." Hamlet
Deepening my appreciation of life through my yoga practice.
Currently reading Robert Thurman's "Infinite Life" and "The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali"
I work with a difficult population so I try to keep it funny and real.
Currently reading "Acts of Faith" by Eboo Patel, Poetry of Theodore Roethke.
New (still) favorite movie is "Moonrise Kingdom"
New old favorite tv includes Friday Night Lights, Walking Dead, Madmen, Fringe and Nashville (Connie Britton)
House of Cards (Netflix series)
"The Wire" (HBO)
"Game of Thrones (HBO)
I enjoy finding previously unknown treasures in music, films and well, people. I'm an explorer by nature, but a pragmatic thinker who prefers to live in the moment and guided by healthy skepticism. What better time than now?
Update: Love finding books at low prices at my favorite book hangout Downtown Books.
I look at the world with unbridled curiosity! (and sometimes hope and awe at the human spirit)
Am: Psychiatric case worker going for more letters after my name
Have Been: Used to be an Arabic and Persian Farsi translator for the Air Force. Moved to Asheviile to be a Wilderness Instructor at a local recovery facility, an experience I thoroughly enjoyed.
I think humor can be a great equalizer. "Groundhog Day" is a modern classic! I can accomodate gentle, (Local Hero-an old Burt Lancaster flick or not so gentle humor (Sarah Silverman or Curb Your Enthusiasm by Larry David or Entourage). I like goofy humor, (i.e. "Something About Mary" I am a former Air Force Arabic and Persian Farsi linguist (20 year veteran), an instructor for the Medical College of Georgia for communication skills, bedside manner, empathy, a tech line advisor for a range of freezer and refrigeration products (Frigidaire) and a lineman for Comcast. But it's this last job that really is the culmination of all of that experience.
I'd say I've been on a prolonged earthly quest since I left the Air Force. Although I love a well told yarn. My reading list includes people like John O Donohue, Matthew Fox, Rita Nakashima Brock, John Spong, Meister Eckhart and Hildegard of Bingham...Sufi mystics, Talmudic philosophers, philosopher spiritual feminist Carol Christ, and on and on. My beliefs are rooted in action, practicing compassion, deferring to humor and curious, playful intellects. I look for people who have a spiritual center and do not need anyone to complete them. I believe Joseph Campbell's words about pursuing joy through life. (or is it life through joy?)