* 06/24/2014 I'm starting to think about dating again in the near future. If I do, I'm going to be taking it pretty slow. I've been getting messages lately from lots of interesting people, but I'll tell you that I respond much more often to messages that have more to say than just, 'hi, how are you?' and I also am unlikely to respond to people with lower match percents. Also, I'm not as cute as I am in these okc pics anymore. I mean, use your head, those are several years old! ;)
About me: I've lived a full and fascinating life, the kind of life people write books about or make independent movies about, experienced more at my age than most ever will, have survived some relatively horrible experiences, enjoyed blessings beyond imagination, persevered, accomplished a few impressive feats, realized several dreams, and somewhere in the midst of it all, managed to wear myself down. My high stress lifestyle, poorly managed, ended up making me literally ill (let this be a warning to people who neglect their health ;-) Thus, I've been spending the past couple years retraining myself to live with much more focus on my own happiness and well-being, but also with determination to continue growing, helping out in what ways I can, and especially to remain true to my personal philosophies and ethics.
I'm independent, especially because I prefer to call the shots in my life, and rather introverted, at the core, but I'm also fascinated by people, and cherish relationships with others, thus I often morph into an extrovert, especially in situations where a single other person and I become close, as friends or lovers. Overall, I appreciate and respect people, and other life, uncommonly much. The most outstanding compliments I get tend to refer to my ability to connect with others, my empathic nature, my ability to understand and relate with people from all walks of life (I'm often accused of reading minds, although I certainly don't consider myself a mind reader; I've just invested abnormally much in understanding others, listen well, and have gotten to know more individuals than I could ever remember). So.. I'm an introspective, introverted, intuitive, philanthropic people person .oO(/|\)_(/|\)
I'm also a thinker. My hopeless brain always seems to be going at it. In fact, I think I'm addicted to thought. I spend most time playing with concepts and abstracts, but generally with substantial material. That is, I enjoy thinking about concrete things in an abstract way. Weird, isn't it?
Interests: Everething, but especially society, social evolution, poetry (reading and writing and readings), mathematics, logic, physics, philosophy, literature (especially classics), volunteering, learning, neurology, nutrition, physical and mental health, felines, education, people, cuddling, indie movies (relatively little tolerance for tv and hollywood), feminism, creativity, practical artistry (such as building shopping malls out of discarded toilettes), camping, city life, computers, internet utility and culture, world culture, traveling, language, all communication and media, thinking intently, thinking frivolously, thinking practically.
I am Curious, Aware, and Real