What I'm probably most passionate about is freedom. This is a multi-faceted word, kind of like love. It can mean so many things in so many contexts, so I like to explore the meaning of freedom in each context. In the context of relationships, it doesn't mean not making compromises. It means being open and honest, and honoring one another's feelings and needs, so that we can feel like we're giving of ourselves freely, without anxiety, fear, or resentment.
I'm fascinated with Buddhist meditation, because it helps me illumate ways that I'm "asleep at the wheel" in my life, letting habits and conditioning drive me rather than my highest intentions. I don't feel right identifying as a Buddhist though, as there are some things about it that don't quite fit for me. And anyway, it probably misses the point.
I love music. I play the acoustic guitar and sing, and I'm inspired by several genres. I spend much of my free time practicing music, enjoying music I love, exploring new music, and performing for others. I also host house concerts in my home and an open mic at a local coffee shop.
I'm a computer geek. I was a computer programmer in my former life. My idea of fun is installing a new version of Linux, learning a new programming language, or writing a program that improves my life in some way.
I'm not very "outdoorsy," but I love hiking, and I'm definitely down for the occasional adventure. I'd like to go kayaking again some day, and two things that are on my bucket list are swimming with dolphins, and hanggliding.
I'm not a stereotypical male. I'm more sensitive and gentle than tough and strong.