39 Portland, OR
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My self-summary
Life is fantastic! I hope that yours is too. Let's make some art!

I'm currently in an amazing poly relationship and I'm looking for friends and potential lovers/make out buddies who want to do things outside my busy work life - I need some creativity, even if it's simply sparkling conversations! For me, that's karaoke and gregariousness, doing pirate mail, meeting strangers, making art.

A note to the numerous men visiting my profile right now - I'm probably a 2 on the Kinsey scale (0 = hetero, 6 = homo), and while I could be down, I'm probably not down very fast or for more than a one-off. Bisexual men who are interested in being physical with myself and women together are probably more my speed and interest. I'm down to hang out and be friends, and there ARE some scruffy faces I'm interested in making out with - I hope you understand that, with men, it's more sexual play and fun than emotional intimacy. I'm unlikely to be emotional available in the way you might expect or want. Fair warning.
What I’m doing with my life
My big projects this winter:

My partnership with bikelovepdx
My 15-year-old's sophomore year
Dissertation Proposal
Bernie Sanders Campaign

Always: Working on Pirate Mail!

Pirate Mail, from which we take my namesake:
People write letters to strangers, and the letters get given away to strangers, to see if they arrive. The addresses are not street addresses, but 'affiliative' addresses, such as:

via Bernie PDX
A Portland Bernie group
Write about: Fun things to do in your city!


Dead Letter
They make things at
Watershed, PDX
A Portland Industrial Building
Write about: Projects people are making!
I’m really good at
I have skills in the literary, mathematical, artistic, and mechanical.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Story of B (Daniel Quinn),
System of the World (Neal Stephenson),
God Emperor of Dune (Frank Herbert),
The Time Traveler's Wife
The Earthsea Trilogy (Ursula K Lequin)
Don't Think of an Elephant! (George Fuckoff)
The Handbook of Social Tampering

Monsoon Wedding
Today's Special
Morning Glory

The Long Winters
The six things I could never do without
A Good Fucking Pen. As in, a fucking uni-ball® Vision™ Rollerball Pens, Fine Point, Black, Dozen. A sharpie will do better than some shit-fucked bic. A bic will do.
Patches/Stickers/Swag -
Embrace-All-Information-Flow Attitude -
A project
I spend a lot of time thinking about
How things happen. How we watch patterns emerge and, deciding we 'know them', take action. How that scales up to groups. Hot women I'd like to make out with. Maker women and men I'd like to work with.
On a typical Friday night I am
1) Sometimes deadletter, as a project, is at someone's show, so I'm there soliciting letters or putting people on envelopes.
2) About 50% of the time I'm in the shop building things with a group of makers.
3) On a personal expedition to meet new people, find new projects, taking only the pile of envelopes in my back pocket and a few patches.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I have a really cute dog.

I think kombucha is GROSS.

Oh, and I eat my butter side down.

New update: I'm not really a makeup fan, I'll think you're way hotter on a date au natural.
You should message me if
If you want someone new in your life who believes in the inherent decency of people, in the reparability of our system in our lifetime, and in our power, right and responsibility to do tremendous things in the time we have left.

If you'd like to write letters to other people. If you want too help me spraypaint envelopes. If you want to sit at a table and listen to people talk about their hopes and dreams and write letters to strangers. If you want to carry mail to far lands. If you want to get breakfast or lunch.

If you're interested in bringing yourself or you and your partner to meet up and see where it goes... FYI she's not as automatically outgoing as I so I'm probably more available to meet up the first time.