Hopefully, you share similar fascinations and qualities, have a robust intellect, a degree of wit and love of laughter, are articulate, adventurous, and in good health. I love to be overwhelmed by beauty and the sublime—and it's out there! We should share openness, great skepticism towards conventional wisdom and entertainments, and a voracious desire to know the world, both inner and outer.
I'm a cultural atheist, in that I don't believe in the gods of religious mythologies (though I find them fascinating). But I also know that the very space of our universe conducts what can only be called spiritual energy, and that we can draw on this energy. It's real and can be very powerful. We all have it in us to partake of this power and energy, and in fact, we can only accomplish great things if we do.
I have two grown daughters, with whom I'm very close, and who constantly amaze me. I also love to cook and eat ethnic.
I believe our civilization is seriously threatened, having been taken over by powerful economic interests, who've bought enough politicians to be able to control things, including the corporate media. There are hopeful stirrings in popular movements here and abroad, and looming climate change may bring us to our senses—or drive us farther into the hostile defensiveness of a citadel state. We're already pretty rough on the immigrants who come here, often out of desperation at their own economies that our corporations have ruined.
Luckily, life is multi-faceted, multi-leveled. Nature is multifarious, huge, productive, and magnificent if you know where to look. And we're part of it, a miraculous part, and luckily we have love, passion and sex, a transverse current to all the mendacity and corruption, oppression and exploitation, in our world. This is, incidentally, what I try to bring out in my art. It's also why geology & prehistory fascinate me, since they offer viewpoints that allow us to step out of the immediate turmoil and view things from a larger perspective. It's important to be aware of the destructive forces abroad, since this clears the mind and engages us in the camaraderie and struggle to try to oppose them. And we need to fuel ourselves with humor and delight. It would be much more fun working for those goals and sharing the humor and delight with you.