Gino Bartali is not my name, but is someone I admire as an athlete and as a person of compassion. A real hero.
This quote from Nietzsche is a pretty good window into who I am and how I live
"The individual has always had to struggle to keep from being overwhelmed by the tribe. If you try it, you will be lonely often, and sometimes frightened. But no price is too high to pay for the privilege of owning yourself"
Very briefly I am English by birth, my mother was from Italy, my father from the US, have lived here and there, live in Brentwood and work in West Hollywood, went to university in Scotland, work in advertising (but it's not at all important to me) and am happily divorced (my ex wife is a very close friend... life is too short for hatred of that type). Raised a Catholic/Christian but now all I care about is being orientated to creation not any church (I think organized religion is toxic). I am more of a socialist (this means the idea of most people living decently and fairly as opposed to a few super rich the rest in some form of servitude to debt - think post war Sweden). I am involved with animal rescue and give a lot of money to animal and environmental charities every year. I have four rescued dogs and a rescued goldfish. I LOVE DOGS, especially those who are so in need of help - like pit bulls, chihuahuas, greyhounds and mutts of all types.
In a few words my ideal relationship for example is where we enjoy just wandering around an art museum, quietly laughing at the fashion victims, downing champagne while having a deep conversation while at the same time thinking "we can't wait to rip our clothes off " - no silos = mind-body-soul are a confluence