Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
Henry David Thoreau and I would have been great friends (on his
less prudish days). Like HDT (not to be confused with HDTV) and the
elephant's child, I approach the world with an insatiable curiosity
(extra points if you get that allusion). This is no more true than
when I'm in nature. Get me out on a trail and I'm keen to see who's
there and to ponder what they're up to.
I also could not do without music and art and books and those other
miracles that allow me to see (or hear or taste or whatever) the
world through the imagination of another. So many universes to
Speaking of miracles and the imagination of another -- the
connection that can happen between human minds (and bodies) is
about as miraculous as it gets. Marveling together at great music
in the hands of a master -- at the alchemical transformation of
blobs on a page into universes in sound. Teaming in the kitchen to
work another alchemical transformation -- the translation of grain
and yeast and liquid (the dough coming alive under our hands as we
knead it) into a savory fragrant loaf of bread piping hot out of
the oven begging to be sliced and slathered with butter. Hiking a
mountain and feeling our muscles work against gravity as the breeze
freshens on our sweaty faces, and reaping the reward of a 100-mile
panorama, and tasting a tart handful of blueberries harvested from
a windblown shrub, and glimpsing a warbler darting overhead. And
recounting all these things later, in the cozy comfort of a cafe or
couch. And anticipating more to come.
A nice little post and beam cottage with all the fixings (including
a couple acres) would be okay by me too. With a cottage garden to
What I’m doing with my life
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Getting the hang of living each moment. Doing and sharing what I
love, and making a livelihood thereby.
I’m really good at
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rattling off the botanical names of whatever plants might be in the
vicinity. I'm something of a plant nerd.
The first things people usually notice about me
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My physique (tall and long-limbed) and features are not standard
guy-next-door, and my interests tend to be out of the mainstream
too. Those are possibly what some people pick up on first.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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How many million characters do we get? My favorite book is usually
the one I'm reading at the moment. Typically it's nonfiction,
although I enjoy the occasional novel. I just finished James
Lovelock's Gaia and am about to take up Mary Karr's
Lit (it seems to be "short title" month). I also read the
occasional newspaper or periodical (subscriptions include The
Atlantic and The Economist).
As for tastes in music: anything with soul, in any genre. The
Lowell Folk Festival is one of my favorite musical events, as are
the numerous wonderful classical music festivals that bless this
region. Introduce me to something new!
Ditto for food. I love all kinds. At home I'm happy to go
vegetarian, but when I'm out I sometimes venture into omnivory.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
music, my children, words, the natural world, friends, love
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
a welter of items that I hesitate to categorize, although children
and friends and quotidian affairs figure rather high in the mix
most days. On a more abstract plane, I muse quite a bit about the
natural and human worlds and why things are as they are, and what
my place is in this order that sometimes seems like chaos. And sex
thoughts happen quite often. Confessions of a male.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
I prefer atypical Friday nights.
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