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My self-summary
Tapping into the endless beauty upon this interesting and sometimes crazy spinning marble. Simultaneously, appreciating the absurdity of it all....there is plenty of it it seems.

Favorite color....mood ring.

Former child model.

D.I.Y. Now!
What I’m doing with my life
Using my hands in the field of historical restoration...keeping those beautiful old Victorian buildings around the Bay beautiful. I get to work in the most fab area in the states! This is my official employment.

Trained a photographer and traditional, antiquated processes B+W printer originally, I don't spend so much time in the darkroom as the practice is in its dying days....I missed my calling by a few years....but I still love to shoot digital.

I am also a jewelry designer, painter and multi media type. I have a small jewelry business that is about 10 years old now. A huge fascination for antiquated creative processes in general. Old=good.

Love to work in the yard/garden and get dirty (finally have a sweet yard in back to play in)...had a good haul this year...about 8 veg varieties and very sweet sunflowers that were ruby red in color (Moulin Rouge-highly recommended)!

I enjoy the local art scene and appreciate the concentration of creative people in the city and bay area. Usually I enjoy the art walks, and the variety of music venues with more to explore (wanna go?).

Biking everywhere, always...yep, one of them. Fast enough for efficiency while being able to appreciate the surroundings. Also, trying not to get hit by a car....again.

Reading more of late, generally steering back to more non-fiction to get a grasp of what's going on out there.

Rocking a sweet Oakland Victorian with great bones.

......still reading?......sweet!
I’m really good at
Coping with Catholic guilt...
Chasing (double) rainbows....
Finding epic ground scores...
Growing tomatoes...and therefore red sauce...
Trying to harness my sarcasm...
Color matching...
Making a list, putting it in my pocket, then washing it...
Finding a flower in the garbage...
Mystic revelry...
Critical thinking...
Not standing in front of the microwave...
Singing when no one can hear...
Taking sweet photographs of your cool creations...
The first things people usually notice about me
Well? What is it?
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
All Michael Pollan, All Hunter S. Thompson (personal hero), All Vonnegut (ditto), Howard Zinn, Brave New World, Confederacy of Dunces, Shel Silverstein, 2001, EKAAT, Cosmos, Noam Chomsky, Slaughterhouse 5, Zen and the Art..., 1984, Fahrenheit 451, Milan Kundera, Catch 22, Siddhartha, Jimmy Corrigan, Top Secret, Daniel Estulin, William S. Burroughs, Just Kids, Maurice Sendak (got to hang out with him before he died)

Philip Glass, Brian Eno, Lee Perry, Afrobeat, Pseudo-Obscure West/East African Music, Talking Heads/David Byrne, Joanna Newsom, Sharon Jones, Kinks, Specials, T-Rex, Thelonious Monk, Bob Dylan, Stereolab, Stevie Wonder, Wire, Air, Al Green, Tom Waits, Rodriguez, Wailers, Tom Petty, Nick Drake, Muse, Neil Young, Elliott Smith, RJD2, Eric Clapton/Cream, Beatles, Led Zeppelin, Mouse on Mars, El Guincho, Bill Withers, McCoy Tyner, Johnny Cash, Morphine, Jimi Hendrix, Otis Redding, Orbital, Billy Bragg, Chick Corea, Charlie Hunter, Belle and Sebastian, Beck, Charles Mingus, Radiohead, Sarah Vaughn, CSNY, Simon and Garfunkel, Smiths, Victor Wooten, Lou Reed/Velvet Underground, Stones, Guns N' Roses, Amy Winehouse, Clash, Black Angels, Twin Shadow, Black Heart Procession, Buddy Guy, Desmond Dekker, Dennis Brown, Horace Andy, Quixotic, And. Many. More.

Documentaries...please!, All Kubrick, Most Tarantino, Most David Lynch, Werner Herzog, , Terry Gilliam, Vincent Gallo, Richard Linklater, Taxi Driver, Koyaanisqatsi Series (Godfrey Reggio in General), Casino, Me And You and Everyone We Know, Raising Arizona, Thrive, Amelie, Where the Buffalo Roam, Godfather, Labyrinth, Scarface, Return to OZ, French Connection, Mean Streets, Leaving Las Vegas, Platoon, Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil, Usual Suspects, Donnie Brasco, Goodfellas, Triplets of Belleville, Fear and Loathing, Big Lebowski, All Cohen Brothers, Brazil, Manufactured Landscapes, Adaptation, The Crow, Bonnie and Clyde, My Dinner with Andre - See this movie if you haven't...it. is. classic.

Sagan's Cosmos, Seinfeld, Peep Show, The Office (British and American), The Wire, Dana Carvey Show, Louis, Colbert, Jon Stewart, Arrested D, Chonchords, TED Talks, SPARK

Food? Yes please...you name it, generally I am loving it. Especially Italian food (large part of growing up), Japanese-especially sushi, Thai, Mediterranean, Indian, Vietnamese

Oysters!...preferably pre-shucked...I cut my hand EVERY time, hibiscus/rosebud tea, Avocados with balsamic, arugula, garlic, heirlooms, Toblerone, cream-top milk, sesame candy....eff those things are good! I get pretty into my Vitamix and can rock some smoothies/soups. Probably make 95% of my own meals.
The six things I could never do without
+ Mu-sic
+ Bright, real, vivacious food, and my sharp knives to cut them up
+ Camera to capture life
+ Brain books
+ My strung n' plugged instruments
+ Two wheeled self-propelled transport
+ California (and appreciating it's wonderful nectars and flowers on the daily)
+ My glasses....with them, I honestly feel a lot safer in this world.
+ Abstract inspiration
+ Hope

Ya, I know, breakin' rules...
I spend a lot of time thinking about
The fate of our planet. "that would make an epic comedy skit" moments. Bio-Remediation. Shadow governments. GoogleBrain. Soul stealing cameras. Population expansion/control. Abusive music sampling. Chinese water diversion. David Bowie's eyes. Virtualization of currency. Polar shift, perpetual energy, bogus legislation, mind control, food deserts, RFID chips, duh. Fukushima. Global warming, rising oceans, relocated cities. The digitization of the flesh and blood of humans in general. LED's. Schools closing.....lost children. Digital mapping. The PRISM program logo. Abysmal product quality. My neighborhood and making it better. Not being able to live in any other state. Natural disaster frequency. And drones...military to taco-copters.

On a typical Friday night I am
Art walk, Bike Party, local tunage, or pulling the plug and firing up the fire pit in the yard with a few palettes of wood and a bottle of wine and petting my cat with unconditional love till she is over it.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
Hmmmmm....stay tuned.....
You should message me if
-Fewer than 50% of your pics were taken in a public bathroom.
-You acknowledge our time here is short (too short for idiots, weirdos and fools on this site), precious, and deserving of being able to connect with fellow quality humans.
-You want to go on a walk, bike ride or sit by the water, shoot the breeze and figure out our fair city.
-You. Need. To. LaUgH!
-You need your bike tire, or chain or whatever the eff is making that noise fixed.
-Or you need some photographs of a recent project or want to collab on a shoot idea.
-It would seem wrong not to...