My Urheimat is Washington, D.C., but I went to school in Indiana and now live in the Bay Area. I spend most of my time wondering, wandering, questioning, questing, choreographing overexuberant high fives, eating sno-cones. My personality has been described as the intersection of 'university professor' and 'labradoodle.'
I'm also a humanist. I dig loving-compassion, caritas, αγάπη, חסד, मैत्री, 兼愛, whatever ya wanna call it. Humanism I understand to be a mania, rather than a belief. It just means that I have a terrible crush on the humans. They're too full of music.
I'm very serious about play. (And very play about serious.) The peculiar sacredness of play is that it's a rarefied expression of what we care about (which is what we are). We don't play for any reason other than to play; our rules and values and beliefs simply become a part of the game, freely fitted to our moment-to-moment concerns. It seems like a good way to go about existence — fully committed to every endeavor, earnestly frivolous, loving to love, living to live.
Put more concisely:
"God and I have become like two giant fat people living in a tiny boat. We keep bumping into each other and laughing."