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I'm very much about making things, teaching
things, communicating and
continuing my spiritual growth.
My interests are varied and eclectic and I've got an incredibly
My creativity ranges from blacksmithing
(my main passion) to
working in wood and leather with the odd bit of writing and
I enjoy reenacting (mostly SCA
) simply because it brings together three
things I love: camping
And that tends to bring in children. I'm a father which is a joy
and love working with children in general. At events the forge is a
"kid magnet" and it's a joy to share that craft, esp. with
Generally open minded about cultures, spirituality
, and religions. I've
traveled too much, seen too much, etc. to see any value in getting
I am creative, spiritual, and intelligent
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Teaching, craftwork, figuring things out, talking.
The first things people usually notice about me
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My eyes are, apparently, pretty expressive. Folks notice them. I
laugh pretty easy and usually laugh longest at myself, and it's not
usually a quiet laugh. I smoke a pipe (despite the photo) and
that's pretty unique anymore and gets a few comments. Other than
that ... what folks might notice is if I'm in the right environment
I'll dress unique. I'll pull out my garb from reenactments or get
creative with bits and pieces ... like a great kilt, work boots and
a motorcycle vest. I'll dig out my favorite old sweater, worn
leather jeans, and riding boots. I might let my septum ring see the
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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Books ... there are so many ... The Beast Who Shouted Love,
Dune, Lord of the Rings, Fear and Loathing, Three Musketeers,
But then there's the poetry ... Rilke, Turtle Island, Coney
Island of the Mind, and while it sounds overly dramatic now
there are parts of Tennyson that are just ... perfect.
And, too, the wisdom of The Tao Te Ching alongside the
Judeo-Christian texts alongside the old myths that still
And the elegant simplicity of Walden or Franklin's
And the delight of A.A. Milne which covers so many areas in
... currently reading (yes, there is a pile): System of the World
by Neal Stephenson (finished); the Glory and the Dream(finished) by
William Manchester; Why Christianity Must Change or Die by John
Shelby Spong; Shamanism by Eliade; Modern Blacksmithing by
Weygmeyer (sp?); Living Buddha - Living Christ by Thich That Nanh;
Power of Myth by Joseph Campbell
Movies ... Blade Runner, V, Last of the Mohican's, Master and
Commander, Seven Samurai, Maltese Falcon, The Big Sleep, Outlaw
Josey Wales, and more. Yes, I tend to "guy flicks" but usually with
some merit. ;) Enjoy good "film" a great deal, and have the
capacity to run out to the cheap theatre with my daughter and catch
"Transformers" and thoroughly enjoy myself.
Music is also an eclectic affair. The tendency anymore is toward a
lot of celtic and celtic influenced folk with a seasoning of
classic rock (esp. in the shop BTO and hammering go together) and
filling in with classical. I'm partial to the more romantic and
dramatic of the classical composers (Beethoven, Grieg, Sibelius)
although I'm developing a great like for Boccharini and am trying
to find more.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
My recovery(gratitude, grace, love) 'cause without that I'm dead
and/or useless to anyone.
My daughter, 'cause, like, she's my kid, right? If you don't get
that move on.
Hammer and anvil, OK, that's 2. Hammer then. With a hammer I can
make everything else. No kidding. Eventually, yeah. But really. "If
you have a hammer all your problems look like nails" is just not
true. If you have a hammer and are a carpenter ... then maybe. But
if a blacksmith has a hammer ... problems look like opportunities
to make the tools to solve the problem, eh?
The dog. Because high, low, thick, thin me an' this dog have been
through it. She's still here and a lot of people aren't. I think
she's a Bodhisattva, maybe taking a life off as vacation from
saving humanity. She makes a lot of sense. Maybe she's *my*
Bodhisattva. If so I'm a very lucky boy. "Sure I know what love is:
A boy loves his dog." (Extra points if you know what story/movie
Friends. Because after a dog ... a friend is a man's best friend.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
Things to make. The home and shop I want to build. What to be when
I grow up. Should I grow up?
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Hunting down my friends for coffee and conversation. Unless it's
the weekend I have my daughter in which case I'm running to fetch
her and then hanging out with her.
Or if it's the summer when I'm probably en route to a reenactment
or camping trip or hammer-in.
Or I'm out in the shop and forgot it was Friday and that it was
after quitting time and I'm still "playing".
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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There is something terribly satisfying about removing the belly
button lint at the end of a day.
I've had prime rib at Lowry's. I've eaten rare sushi in Japan. I've
had high priced things I couldn't begin to pronounce. But when the
cash through the shop has been thin, and you score a $40/30 minute
gig for you and a friend who is more hard up than you ... that
$3.95 gyros or 3 chili dogs for $3 that you spring for when the gig
is done (because $20 isn't going to keep the lights on anyway) that
you eat with that pal is ... ambrosia.
It occurs to me that there are more dogs that I'd sleep with than
people I'd sleep with on this planet. (Get your mind out of the
You should message me if
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correspondence, you're another crafts person.
Or, maybe, you talked to God today and She told you something
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You've got experience, strength and hope to share.
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