Bored yet ? Need a break. A snack, glass of water........rest room stop > Do you like to read ? If not....I would stop now.
I am and will always be a student of the arts, music and nature. I adore art museums, galleries, sculpture parks, literature - reading, painting on canvas, drawing, creating art, viewing innovative and creative films ....( independent, documentary and the like), live- stage theater, writing, music - preferably live and I have an eclectic and diverse interest therein. I play the piano by ear - for personal enjoyment / therapy and would also like to learn some cords and songs on the beautiful acoustic guitar that just sits there in the corner....patiently.... waiting.....waiting.....waiting.
Animals are extremely important to me and an integral part of my life. My four legged companions are such incredible teachers of unconditional love.
A sense of humor is vital to me and I think that people who are- dry toast- in that regard - are a bit scary. No one should take themselves so seriously. Insults the psyche.
I live near a large body of water and the exquisite beauty of nature is all around me. It feeds me and is an essential part of my life : to be near nature and water. Especially water. Hiking, kayaking, bicycling, bird watching, rock and stone collecting, geology, astronomy, nature appreciation and natural history study....is also integral and a continual educational endeavor for me as well.
My life passions and interests are wide and diverse. I am never bored and therefore hope to never be boring to be around. There is always something new to discover.
Activism plays a key role in my life. I chose to be proactive, participatory and involved instead of being an in-activist that complains about everything and does nothing about it. This seems to be the prevalent equation out there. In- activism and whining. Do something about it !
My activism manifests itself in many forms. I am careful about the politicians that I do or don't support. I enjoy the satire and comedy of Jon Steward, Stephen Colbert, Bill Maher and also connect with Rachael Maddow, Keith Olberman and alternative news sources.....The Huffington Report, The Nation, Mother Earth News, Truthout etc. NPR is also a regular listening experience in the mornings.
My politics are left and liberal. I am proud to say that I have never been a card carrying member of the republican party. I abhor and detest their big oil, Wall Street, corporate cook- greed based - agenda and will always champion the middle and poor classes...the backbone of this country.
Socialized medicine and services like that of many European countries should be the standard here. The only tea party that I will ever support, comes in the form of a favorite herbal blend accompanied by a ceramic mug with more charm, brains and character than the greediots that are trying to sabotage the rights of so many people and speices in this country.
I sign petitions, attend rallies ( if time off from work and location allows). Signing petitions on line and supporting environmental causes, animal rights, human rights, the arts etc. is part of my daily activism as well. I've also campaigned diligently to get the vote out for progressive candidates.
My activism extends out through my lifestyle and the consumer choices that I make each day. I support an organic lifestyle that attempts to stay away from man made chemicals and toxic goo.. My vegetarian diet - is also paramount and essential to me. Cooking is also something that I enjoy. I will not and can not support factory food farms or dairy farms that contribute to unethical, heartless, cruel, brutal, barbaric, unthinkable and unconscionable abuses and suffering to the animals,, while also contributing to severe and alarming deforestation and extreme levels of Co2).
I appreciate, respect and love animals.....We have so much to learn from them. Did some work - while at the university - with wild life rehab.....and part of my many studies in school, involved natural history and wildlife interpretation - preservation. Recycling, sustainable and alternative energy conservation, habitat and land conservation and a basic life style that lends compassion and care for the greater good of all species on the planet - is what I strive for.
Left handed and extremely right brained / intuitive and creative. Very observant and I don't miss much.
Passionate, kind, caring, honesty, dependable, timely, generous, respectful, compassionate, empathic, patient, civil, polite, good at listening and communicating, jovial, open hearted, silly- child like, whimsical and playful, serious and soulful, satirical, helpful, creative, even tempered, calm, methodical, careful, considerate.......humorous - witty, charming, intelligent ) emotionally and mentally - are all attributes and essential ingredients that I work at, strive for and expect in others. This is not unreasonable or too much to ask..... Is it ?
As Kurt Vonnegut Jr. says......... ' All I know is that you've got to be kind "