Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
We only have one chance at this and we're all in it together. I
want to enjoy my time in this world and seek to empower others to
do the same. I want to cook for my friends. I enjoy planning
adventures to share with others. I seek to to be aware of the
effect of my actions on my community and on the broader
environment. With this awareness, I strive to make choices that are
consistent with my desire to do good in the world.
I ride my bike everywhere.
In my work--both as a professional and as a volunteer--I am
dedicated to protecting wildlife and wild places.
What I’m doing with my life
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I have been a park ranger since 1998 and I hope to continue working
in the conservation field. As part of my current position, I design
print publications and plan nature center exhibits.
The little bitty West Oakland house I live in is ancient and it
keeps me busy, too.
In between, I'm making every moment awesome.
I’m really good at
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Going, doing, being, appreciating, supporting.
The first things people usually notice about me
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It's probably the beard and glasses.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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I read so much. Do I really have to update this list again?
Books that I think about even years after reading them include The
Razor's Edge by W. Somerset Maugham, The Fools Progress by Edward
Abbey, Homage to Catalonia by George Orwell, Narcissus and Goldmund
by Herman Hesse, It Can't Happen Here by Sinclair Lewis, Skinny
Legs and All by Tom Robbins, Ceremony by Leslie Marmon Silko,
Dharma Bums by Jack Kerouac, any book written it seems by John
McPhee or Salman Rushdie--whose word play is delightful.
Solzhenitsyn. Oh yes, Solzhenitsyn. I have read a lot of Oliver
Sacks's work in the last year, too.
Though I don't own a television and don't watch much video, I like
going to theater to see documentaries. I'm also into movies that
show the world through a unique angle.
I listen to a wide range of music--I prefer music that has a
message that I agree with and the I can sing to myself later on. I
carry a lot of lyrics and music in my head. Most of what I carry
are Irish or Scottish in origin. I really enjoy Mary Black. I like
to sing Johnny Cash songs--they're easy. There's a Robert Burns
poem--Song for Autumn--that is wonderful to music and sounds fine a
capella. I have folksy steaks of Joni Mitchel, Woody Guthrie, Chet
Atkins, and early Dar Williams. I also have a louder streak of
Sleater-Kinney, VAST, Echobelly, and Portishead. A3. TMBG. Soul
Coughing. I recently discovered Martyn Bennett. I am
I really am totally in love with Nancy Griffith's voice and
I'm pretty easy with regard to food but I do not eat meat that I
have not killed or did not see a friend kill and butcher.
Mechanized meat is just a real problem in this world so I steer
clear. Pun intended, but not fun. I like to cook eastern
cuisine--Indian, Thai, Vietnamese inspired recipes. There are some
great cookbooks out by Jeffery Alford/Naomi Duguid. Pick one up at
a library--the recipes are great and so are the photos and stories.
My favorite cook book is The Turmeric Trail by Ragavad Iyer--good,
South Indian Cooking. I'm mostly vegan but I don't make a huge deal
of it--we do, after all, have canine teeth.
All that said, I do a lot of my own cooking and baking. I am
equally at home in front of a gas range or a campfire.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
a well-stocked kitchen (is that cheating?)
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
I'm a planner. I believe that I can make a better future by working
in the present. I use Google Calendar way too much.
What shirt will go with this kilt?
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Friday nights are usually a quiet evening or a visit to a
restaurant or the climbing gym with one or two other friends.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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I have a hidden concertina and I don't know how to play it. I want
to learn but I don't know where to begin.
You should message me if
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maybe just a bit excited about wild things. We'll hit it off.
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otherwise? We may be a good match. Let's go!
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