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downunderyank

38 M Hutchinson, MN

I’m looking for

  • Girls who like guys
  • Ages 24–41
  • Near me
  • Who are single
  • For new friends, long-term dating, short-term dating

My Details

Last Online
Yesterday – 2:59am
Orientation
Straight
Ethnicity
White
Height
6′ 2″ (1.88m)
Body Type
Average
Diet
Mostly vegetarian
Smokes
No
Drinks
Not at all
Drugs
Never
Religion
Agnosticism
Sign
Sagittarius
Education
Graduated from university
Job
Other
Income
Less than $20,000
Relationship Status
Single
Relationship Type
Offspring
Pets
Speaks
English

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My self-summary
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I don't know how to put myself into a box other than to say that my sense of curiosity and desire for learning shapes and touches everything I do. I know more about the state of the planet, politics and the economic system that I probably should and try hard to skirt the thin line of trying my best to shift peoples' paradigms and create social change and feeling totally overwhelmed by the enormity of the problems we face and the timeline we have to face them. I firmly believe that most of the world's problems stem from peoples' unconsciousness of their true needs and the fact that most believe they are powerless as an individual to create change. I see the individual changing their consciousness and their personal choices as the only way to create sustainable change in this world and try to empower people with this idea.
I choose a clean, simple life and don't partake in any drugs (yes, even caffeine!) I like to bushwalk/hike/tramp, ride bikes, kayak and any other outdoor thing I can find to do. I don't spend much money as I don't have much to spend but lucky for me, my favourite thing to do is work with people trying to create something better. Not only is this free but it keeps me fit! Some tag words that embody me...community, organic, permaculture, renewable, simple, healthy, quality, honest.
What I’m doing with my life
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I feel really fortunate I discovered early that if I divorce my happiness from the acquisition of material possessions or perceived security in the form of a new house or car or the like, I am free to do what I wish with my time. I choose to help people who are trying to make the world a better place. Organic farms, community groups, education centers, environmental groups, etc. I get my sense of purpose by the amount of perceived good that I can do for the world and it's animals (yes, we are among them). An added benefit to this chosen lifestyle is that I only work with people who are passionate about what they do which is inspiring to be around indeed.
I have done many things since I figured this out and they've all been exciting and fulfilling. Some include lobbying the Tasmanian government for energy policy reform, working with sustainable living organisations, helping build organic food co-ops, doing home sustainability audits, working on an anti-whaling ship, installing renewable energy systems, building straw bale houses, travelling with the Sustainable Living Roadshow and living in Zhucotti park for 2 months in 2011.

I spent 2012 on my family farm in MN trying to build it into a multigenerational collective farm but sadly my parent's just weren't able to make the mental hurdles to allowing that change to their reality so I am leaving them in peace. I really want to find a group of folks that want to live in a very honest and mindful way with each other and the earth. Ultimately I want to build a little straw bale home and share infrastructure, tools, work and play on a larger property with a group of similarly valued folks all within a broader little community that values resilience, artisanship, good food and local economy. This may ultimately be back in Tasmania but am open to possibilities in the US and have narrowed it down to Asheville or the pacific northwest hence you might see my location changing between the two.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
practical things. I try and learn new skills all the time and blacksmithing is my next project. I am happiest when i am in the steep part of the learning curve on any given subject. I like to build, repair, invent things as my mind works well with tangibles but as a result I appreciate people who can speak multiple languages or play music more than most because I don't find those things easy. I really like to build in vernacular ways and really like to build composting toilets. I am good at listening and giving empathy. I'm also really good at putting my foot in my mouth but am trying retire that skill more as I get older;-)
The first things people usually notice about me
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I've heard from many that's it's the sparkle in my eye. I've always wondered why it's only in one and not both. If my excitement or sense of wonder doesn't strike them, maybe my red beard or my nice tight bum might grab their attention!
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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Books? I don't read much fiction as I love to learn new things about the world and myself so choose books that afford me those opportunities. Power of Now-Eckhart Tolle, Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance-Robert M Pirsig, Walden-Henry d Thoreaux, Non Violent Communication-Marshall Rosenburg, the Firefox series, derrick jensen, jared diamond.
Movies? Eternal sunshine of the spotless mind, Pleasantville, Food Inc, Pixar films, documentaries, indies. No blockbuster USA movies here.
TV? I hate tv more than most and see it as one the major causes to the decline of community in the western world and a driver of consumer culture.
Music? I appreciate most genres and I like real talent in voice and instrument so gravitate toward folk, bluegrass, etc. I love to hear harmonising and love to sing in choirs and listen to random music along the road of life. I once drove an old citroen wagon around europe for 10 months with no radio so I had nothing to distract me from my surroundings and thoughts. I found my appreciation for any music grew to previously unknown levels. I think music is like strawberries, if it is available to you 24/365, it loses it's meaning and you don't have the same appreciation you would as if it were available only at certain times and locations.
Food? I will be the first to admit, I am a picky eater! i choose what to eat more with my mind and my heart than I do with my stomach. I won't eat processed foods nor foods that come from chains or corporations. I boycott any foods with high fructose corn syrup or palm oil or seafood or any other thing that i know is causing undue stress on the already stressed earth. As a general rule to food I prefer, if you could re-animate my dead grandmother and she wouldn't recognise it as food, I would prefer not to eat it. I am happy to spend a large portion of my income on high quality, locally grown, organic whole foods from people who are passionate about what they grow. I would consider myself a vegetarian but do eat meat periodically when it is being thrown out. I try to only create a demand for food that minimises suffering.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
1. emotional connection, understanding
2. Physical touch, hugs/cuddles
3. curiosity,
4. clean rainwater
5. food grown with love
6. Simple, quality shelter
Seriously, there were a lot of things I would have said years ago, baths, thunderstorms, refrigeration, etc. I think that when we learn to do without something we thought we couldn't, we appreciate things that much more and we grow in ourselves.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
why, how, when....
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
I don't think my life lends itself to the concept of typical. I can say where I won't be...I won't be in a bar shouting at people to be heard and trying desperately to hear them. I will be somewhere where I can be having real discussions with people where it probably doesn't cost money to be at.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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I once had sex with a squirrel....ok no, I didn't actually, just highlighting how silly this question is. I am willing to share absolutely anything with someone I have felt a real emotional connection with and feel they give me space to do so. I'm not afraid to be vulnerable as I've learned that is where real connections stem from.
You should message me if
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you are passionate about something in life other than money and things. I used to think those passions needed to be similar to mine but i realise now how the base requirements for a person I would like to be close to is simply passion and curiosity.