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My self-summary
February 6th, 2016

"You seek a great fortune, and you will find a great fortune, though it will not be the fortune you seek."
-'O'Brother Where Art Thou?"

My summary of self?
I practice my profession,
Poke at the carcass of the internet with a stick,
Stimulate my humors through craft,
tend home & garden,
love my wife,
rage against the machine,
eat well,
dance with my neuroses, and
smile like a Norseman.
How about you?

What I’m doing with my life
"It's over, I'm dead and I haven't done anything that I want.
Or I'm still alive and there's nothing I want to do."
-They Might Be Giants

My life is fluid but well-rooted. That means, my wife & I love each other and she loves her boyfriend who also lives with us. We all work and contribute to our home of 3 dogs and all the board games.
I’m really good at
"He can be a macho man
And now he's a game show host
Well one minute hilarious comedian
Now he's an undercover cop
Ohhhhhhhh - let the poor boy drEeeeeam
Ohhhhhhhhhh - livin' make-beliEeeeeeve"

-David Byrne

I'm marvelous at knowing my limitations as I make them myself.
My ability to state the obvious is in such demand that I've exported it.
The first things people usually notice about me
I posess an accent which is indicative of the 906.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Gritty, dark, tribal, discordant,
whimiscal music
is the bulk of my favored listening:

I experienced science fiction seduction at a masquerade to the thrum of Sisters of Mercy.
A Solstice bonfire at my camp (cabin) was punctuated with Dead Can Dance and Loreena McKennitt.
On a spontaneous night of whisky the Pogues were introduced to me.
'Misguided Angels' led me to the Cowboy Junkies,
Introducing a lady friend to Concrete Blonde's 'Bloodletting' led to lusty frolic and the creation of tiny, clay, coffins.

Johnny Cash's video for 'Hurt', is one of the most powerful pieces of musical architecture I've ever experienced. Trent no longer owns that song.

'Turn the World Around' by Harry Belafonte on 'The Muppet Show'. Listening to it gives me gooseflesh.

While I was nude modeling back in college someone slapped a tape of discordant music in the player. For me this music was almost prophetic as I ended up spending so much time on fishing boats:

"Wipe him down with gasoline, Till his arms are hard and mean From now on boys this iron boat's your home So heave away boys. Heave Away!" -'Singapore', Tom Waits


Fools and buffoons who search for themselves and are finally rewarded for their efforts is an attractive theme to me. Hence a holy movie trinity for me is
'Kung Fu-Panda',
'Seven Samurai'
'Kung Fu Hustle'

Books: A stew of fantasy and science fiction. I still haven't got my Heinlein on. For a geek I'm pretty lightweight.

George Martin!
Write more before you die you bastard!

Joseph Campbell's disections of mythology inspired me to pick up Jung (and I want to like Jung but...) and in being a good little progressive 'The People's History of the United States' is my bible.
After reading a history of the founding of Austrailia I'm powerful keen on discovering more history. Or maybe Austrailia just had a fun history since it was founded by thieves & drunks.

Curries of the world!
Get into my belly.
( Antartican is my favorite)

Animation is not kiddie's faire. Sometimes, instead of music I will put on 'Spirited Away' for background flavoring.
The six things I could never do without
"Everybody wants a rock to wind a piece of string around."

"Always keep a sapphire in your mind. Always keep a diamond in your mind."
-Tom Waits
I spend a lot of time thinking about
"All the good in the world can fit inside a thimble and
still have room for you and me."
-Tom Waits
On a typical Friday night I am
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
It is difficult for me to behold certain old atlases, maps, and encyclopedias.
Yes, I love astronomy and history
a giant map of the moon in a planetarium
certain old tomes give me the willies.
Go figure.
You should message me if
You resonate with mythic qualities of life in everyday existence.

You enjoy pi as well as pie.

you would gape in awe at my labeling of sealed leftovers for easy identification in the 'fridge.

You appreciate soil, rocks, water, and carving miniature terrain out of Styrofoam.

You know that quantum foam is not an elite cappuccino topping.

You can appreciate a:

board gaming
crafty costuming
home brewing
dog walking
dirt digging
tent camping
weed smoking
skirt wearing
construction worker
who is intermittently


These are some of my favorite jokes:

Man goes to doctor. Says he's depressed. Life seems harsh, and cruel. Says he feels all alone in threatening world. Doctor says: "Treatment is simple. The great clown - Pagliacci - is in town. Go see him. That should pick you up." Man bursts into tears. "But doctor..." he says "I am Pagliacci."


Knock Knock
Who's there?
Impatient cow.

Zen monk approaches hot dog vendor,
"Make me one with everything'

Vendor hands him a loaded hot dog, "Three dollars."
Monk hands him a five and the vendor begins serving someone else.
"Do you expect change?"
"Yes." says the monk.
"Ah, but change comes from within."