How we're going to survive as a species given the issues of
resource declination. How can I live in a more sustainable manner
while still enjoying some of the benefits our technology-driven
Food and cooking. I often spend my working hours daydreaming about
what to cook next and about interesting flavor, texture, and aroma
Love, Sex, "Relationships." I don't like that word b/c we have
relationships with every person we come in contact with and it has
been co-opted to mean a very specific type of connection between
two people. What exactly does my version of polyamory/openness look
like down the road.? I don't really like the terms "primary" and
"secondary" and at the same time I do want to build deep,
meaningful, long-term connections with people.
These days I've been thinking a lot more about race and diversity
as I keep
noticing that I often am the only non-Caucasian in gatherings
around Portland. I'm specifically wondering how to grow the
sustainability movement beyond the bubble of inner PDX and the
organizations that cater mostly to young Caucasians.
How do I merge my logical, scientific view of the physical world
with spiritual ideas and experiences? I've recently had what I can
only call a spiritual awakening of sorts and I am working on
understanding what it means to be spiritual without being
I've also started to think about gender as a social construct
lately as I don't really fit into the traditional Male gender role
and am fairly comfortable expressing my feminine side. Sexuality
too...I list myself as "bi" but I've only played with a few men and
am discovering that all physical body types are really hot and sexy
to me regardless of gender and that what I like sexually is kind of
all over the map and can't fit into a box.
The concept of of identity and how we define ourselves ("beer
geek", " "computer geek", "introvert","foodie", etc...) and how
those definitions both allow for connecting us to others and also
limit us in expanding ourselves.
I'm not serious all the time and also think a lot about funky
outfits (I <3 the
), good beer, board gaming, and general silliness.