I am a Norse Reconstructionist Pagan/Heathen (Asatru), my wife, greenkira, is something of a syncretic Norse/Celtic Reconstructionist Faery Mystic along the lines of W. B. Yeats, or perhaps Hiberno-Norse Meso-pagan Constructionist with a healthy dose of Hermeticist. To different degrees, we're both interested in Western Ceremonialism from both an academic and a practical background. We're both from Minnesota and have spent a good part of our lives in Minneapolis.
We're living in Moscow, Russia for a few years building up our savings before moving back to Stockholm, Sweden. It feels enough like home that we may actually be settling down there. For the 2009-2010 school year we were teaching in Samsun, Turkey. It was a great experience but Samsun was rather boring. Before that, we had been living in Minneapolis again where I was the head of Security for a downtown night club. This was after living in Berlin, Germany for seven months and Moscow, Russia for three years before that. We both teach English when we're abroad. Otherwise my background is in security and hers is as a travel and fashion photographer.
I'm always willing to get together with others to discuss Norse/Nordic/Scandinavian/Germanic religion, mythology, history, culture, or folklore.
Contrary to the widgets on this profile, I think I am actually less into sports than most guys. But I like doing things not just watching things, so I think that's skewed the results. I don't actually play any normal sports but I do Viking-period living-history reenactment and live-steel combat in the (Eastern) European-style. My wife thinks I'm a bit daft for that but she loves going to the events for the photographic opportunities. For normal sports, we both play paintball and bike a lot. I also model, mostly for photography (art, fashion, and travel) but also for painting.
I also prefer to hunt for my meat. Minnesota has a surplus of deer and I feel that it is good to be closely connected to your food and to not take it for granted. In the (near) future, one of my close friends has invited me to join him on a sacred hunt. Just us, our spears, and the boars. Not sure if this will happen in the US, Germany, or Sweden.
I am asatru, relaxed, and biblioholic