I'm curious, tolerant, and paying attention.
The screen name: We're all along for the ride. That's all there is:
no driver, no destination. If we want something else, it's for us
to make up. And I think it would be good to have someone to share
the trip and the humor.
or: "Life is a carnival."
What I’m doing with my life
I have a job as a project manager for general contractor. A great deal of the time it feels like just trying to contain the chaos. But when the entropy is a bit less a good analogy is that of a symphony conductor in a very expensive recording studio with the composer and producer making suggestions and demanding changes and the recording engineers not always getting it right. The first violin (et al), of course, knows how best to play the piece, and they all belong to different unions, and it's amazing that it turns out as well as it does. But it does.
It is thrilling to watch my children grow (26 and 28).
I’m really good at
Seeing the humor. Learning. Crossword puzzles. Enjoying the moments
of not knowing, waiting while it develops without me trying to
control what I can't. Finding out how things work (some may call it
nosiness; I call it a desire to know the secrets of the universe).
Willingness (although that's also all it takes to be the sideshow
Maybe it's more open mindedness than willingness.
The first things people usually notice about me
Eyes, I guess. How do I know?
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
I'll get here; I'll get here!
The six things I could never do without
Good coffee. The New York Times. Cured pork products. Hot showers.
Political discussions. My children.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
What are these oversized cortexes (cortices?) for? They're way too
large just to outfox the fox (or the tiger). It would almost seem
that as much trouble as benefit flows. Where's the survival payoff
for religion, philosophy, art, or literature? It's got to be intra
rather than inter species interactions. It's been suggested
(seriously) that the purpose is to build stronger pair bonds
through the ability to amuse our mates. Another obvious advantage
would be over neighboring tribes: cleverer warfare. And we've
certainly put them to that use. But I think it must be to achieve
reproductive success through better sales pitches to members of our
own clan (to get stuff to make us more attractive to potential
Or in other words: it's for selling each things we don't need or
want (derivatives!). It used to be for carnies offering us a chance
at three card monte. Yet still I'm looking for someone smart.
I'm deliberately ignoring the trouble that organized religion gets
And to all you would-be editors: I know that a preposition is a bad
thing to end a sentence with.
Is it better to be a sarcastic than a cynic? They're both almost
Is this all a farce? Was that too trite?
A lot of the time the reel is simply running free and uncensored,
with the "for amusement purposes only" label attached.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
Almost an oxymoron.
Well, OK. The boy doesn't play well with dress up. I'd have to
think about going somewhere where I (absolutely, positively)
couldn't wear Levis. But then again, I'm accommodating enough that
you could probably take me shopping (codependent he is).
You should message me if
You're happy, smart, and thoughtful. You enjoy good food. You don't
want to be too comfortable, or let me be (too comfortable, that
is). You're complicated.
I might want to rethink the complicated. Let's say "interesting"