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My self-summary
My name is Matthew // Early bird // Collector of hobbies // Bookworm // Journeyman at life // Ginger // Regularly bearded // Tree person // Banjo-er // Fancy dancey feet // Rider of bicycles // Outdoorsperson // (R)evolving //
What I’m doing with my life
I came from the Great Plains with a banjo on my knee. I busy myself with enjoying the bounty that Oregon has to offer. Exploring the landscape, the flora and fauna, the people, and my Self.

Hot springs as often as possible.

Dancing and spinning and singing around the sun.
I’m really good at

-rock climbing
-living sustainably
-writing heartfelt letters and cards
-knitting and crocheting
-riding my unicycle
-trusting the Universe
-bicycle maintenance
-paying attention to the little things
-following through with my plans
-being self-motivated
-discovering new music
-saying yes to every opportunity
-enjoying every moment of life
-making people smile
-riding my bicycle everywhere I go
The first things people usually notice about me
Don't know... maybe suspenders, or fancy footwear, or curly red locks, or my twinkly smiling eyes...
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
-On my shelf-
***Currently reading "From Inside Out: A Yoga Notebook" by Angela Farmer and Victor van Kooten***
Yoga, Metaphysics, linguistics, philosophy, spirituality, cookbooks, mythology, art, environmental with some well written literature thrown in for some spice. And of course, The Essential Calvin and Hobbes.

Khalil Gibran, Pema Chodron, John Green, Tom Robbins, Alan Watts, Joseph Campbell.

-On the projector-
The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford
Lost In Translation
The Muppet movies
Young Frankenstein
American Beauty
I <3 Huckabees
Stanley Kubrick
Wes Anderson
Jean Pierre-Juenet

-On my turntable-
***Currently Listening to Typhoon***
folk // roots // bluegrass // americana // ska // some good electronic // blues // swing
The classics
Elephant Revival
Andrew Bird
Bob Dylan
Run On Sentence
The Avett brothers
The Wiyos
The Flaming Lips
The Polish Ambassador
Westbound Train

-In my kitchen-
Fresh veggies abound, the closer to home the better, especially if they are out of the garden.
The six things I could never do without
-corrective lenses
-great friends
-warm beverage of choice
-reading material
-dental floss
-my bicycle
-spare time
-delicious food
-great music and instruments
-my hammock
-lust for life
-blatant disregard for coloring inside the lines.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
"In the end only three things will matter... How much you loved, how gently you lived, and how gracefully you let go of the things that no longer suit you."

"If I never meet you in this life, let me feel the lack. A glance from your eyes, and my life will be yours."

"The Mountains are calling and I must answer"

Being at ease within my own skin, in my own place, at my own time. All we have is right now, SMILE and do something incredible with it!
On a typical Friday night I am
Hopefully doing something awesome. With someone awesome. Preferably with a banjo. Or maybe dancing.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I'm a little bit of a hippie.
I'm a lot bit shy.
Alan Watts reads me bedtime stories.
You should message me if
Just say hello!

You want to trade books, hang out, go dancing, climb on rocks, acro-yoga, do some crafting, carve a jack-o-lantern, grab a drink, go for a bike ride, play some music, go dancing, cook a meal, run away to some hot springs, teach me something new, learn something new, have good conversation. Show me where your excitement lies!

One of my dreams is to start a traveling family band, so playing an instrument is a big plus!