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Last online
Yesterday – 10:10am
6′ 5″ (1.96m)
Body Type
Strictly vegan
Not at all
Atheism, and somewhat serious about it
Libra, but it doesn’t matter
Graduated from university
Less than $20,000
Doesn’t have kids
Likes dogs and likes cats
English (Fluently), French (Poorly), Swahili (Poorly)
My self-summary
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My friend sent me a pic of a shirt; "ride bikes and grow food", it read. That fits.

I love biodiversity above all, and try to act like it. I'm talking love here, people. Do you know what that means?

But yeah, I'm awesome.
What I’m doing with my life
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I'm trying to make the world a better place, and having a ton of fun in the process!

Wearing my carhartt on my sleeve.

I've walked across India with Gandhi's grandson. I battled the cops in the streets of Seattle in '99. I locked my neck to a tree at the Yerkes primate research center in Atlanta. I fought the G8 on the historic battlefield of Sterling in Scotland, and through the fields into the streets of Heiligendamm in Germany. I was jailed on a Friday after climbing a fence into a naval nuclear facility, shutting it down briefly, and thus taking offline the 1st strike nuclear capability of all Trident submarines, only to be released on Monday and learn of Pakistan and India's successful nuclear tests. When I dined with Sonia Gandhi on the 75th anniverary recreation of the Salt March, I lectured her on nukes and fasted in protest of a just-announced arms deal with the US for F-16 aircraft. So I've done stuff.

I'm a graduate of a snotty liberal arts school where I studied biology and music. I spent a semester in Kenya, and 3.5 months in Ontario's Quetico Provincial Park. Al Gore invited me to Nashville to learn how to give his presentation and talk on Global Warming as featured in the film "An Inconvenient Truth", and I remain a presenter with The Climate Reality Project. I have a Permaculture Design Certificate under Doug Bullock of the Orcas Island Bullock Brothers fame. But I want to do more cool stuff.

I'd quite like to learn to sail tall ships on the ocean, with an eye towards future oil-free international transport. Starting more co-ops, CSAs, community orchards, and the like is a good idea, no? Forever say goodbye to American suburbia! What a catastrophic mistake of civilization the last 100+ years have been! We've invested millions of years of stored solar energy (in the forms of fossil fuels) in unsustainable infrastructure and plastic garbage. Our rock and roll lifestyle has been at the expense of not only the world's current poor, but all future generations. Oops.

If there's nothing left to do but fiddle as Rome burns, I want the song to be really fucking good.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
being modest, and quoting songs in daily conversation. Non-violent communication. Teaching. Entertaining kids. Fixing things. Cooking. Remembering things I've read or seen, faces, names, and details. Providing a bubble of safety to those around me. Creating real community! Confronting corporate death culture with humor and hope and shit.
The first things people usually notice about me
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Hair and height. Or that I'm eloquent as... give me a minute, it'll come to me.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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I love books; they've always been some of my best friends. "From Yale to Jail" by David Dellinger (softcover version from Rose Hill Books...the hardcover was censored) is an amazing activist autobiography. Plan B 4.0, World on the Edge, and Full Planet, Empty Plates are available free online at , and sum up the current global situation, with solutions and a planetary budget. "The Shock Doctrine" by Naomi Klein(disaster capitalism). The LOTR trilogy, which seems useful primarily for the "return to the shire" segment in the last tome. Somebody write to me about that already, for pete's sake. I read Ralph Nader's Only the Super-Rich Can Save Us!, and it's a thought I've had myself in recent years. When a person with Nader's considerable experience and analysis concludes that only a well-funded intervention can save the planet, you know things are pretty dire. I like to read to people, by the way. Or sing-read in my worst Sean Connery impersonation. Starhawk's everything, despite my many disagreements permaculture-wise. Chris Hedges is a great mind; I read his columns and books, despite the Christian thematic material. "War is a Force That Gives Us Meaning" is an earthquake. "Empire of Illusion: The Death of Literacy and the Triumph of Spectacle" is quite the ride as well(inverted totalitarianism)! His last chapter in "Days of Disaster, Days of Revolt" is a heavy hit. Helen Caldicott always rules. Kathy Kelly is a modern hero everybody should know and read, Ammon Hennacy's "Book of Ammon", "Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee", "In the Spirit of Crazy Horse", "A People's History of the United States", "Excuse Me, Mr. President" by Rick Paul Springer. "Invisible Heroes" is the best book on PTSD that I've read. Everything Arundhati Roy writes or says in interviews or addresses. The same is true for CodePink co-founder Medea Benjamin, Amy Goodman, Vandana Shiva, Cindy Sheehan, and Chelsea Manning.

The film "Manufacturing Consent" had a significant impact on me, and I think it's important that people see it if they haven't the time or patience to read the book (by Chomsky and Herman). "An Inconvenient Truth" is vital as well. David Suzuki was in a documentary called "Suzuki Speaks", and it sums up what I believe to be an accurate world view. I need to understand more about the role of visual media in society, and what its capabilities are for creating meaningful changes. I'm already all on top of the New Organizing Institute angle, but haven't thought about film, tv, and 'net films. Pan's Labyrinth. Being John Malkovich. Fight Club. UHF. Kingpin. The Princess Bride. Edward Scissorhands.

I like Democracy Now!, and GritTV, and the networks FreeSpeechTV and LinkTV, but I don't watch any regularly, have no TV, and don't stream stuff on a computer or netflix, etc. Not that I wouldn't, I just don't find or make the time when left to my own devices.

I nearly categorically adore Queen, The Dead Milkmen, and Joe Jack Talcum. Joni Mitchell's "Blue" album is delicious. Corrosion of Conformity's "Deliverance". They Might Be Giants are fun from time to time. Anthrax's "Sound of White Noise". Savatage, or Jon Oliva's Pain. I am a minor metal head, but only the good stuff. The three greatest instruments are, in no particular order, the human voice, distorted electric guitar, and pipe organ. The Roches. Beatallica. Nanci Griffith. Cat Stevens. Freedie Johnston. Bad music sucks, but I really like good music. Weird Al. I think listening to Bob Ross talk about painting qualifies. Billy Bragg's aminos. Must I paint you a picture?

Do you like American Music? (Violent Femmes) U. Utah Phillips.

Foods that are prepared with care(so, by definition, veggie/vegan) and consumed communally are best.

Maria Bamford, Sarah Silverman, Paula Poundstone, and Emo Philips are some people with whom I laugh.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
Intelligent discourse(community), active resistance, interactions with wilderness(belonging), playtime(fun), questions and answers, and music making. These are all the same, only the names have changed.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
The Climate Crisis, global warming, climate change, inverted totalitarianism, veganism, returning the atmosphere to pre-industrial carbon dioxide equivalent levels, reversing the extinction rates, fostering the expansion of biodiversity, civil rights, education, pollution, food and water security.

I also think about how songs are like tattoos, and how I've been to the sea before.

What I've done for a Klondike bar that I will not do again, but don't regret.

Improving diet via application of the nutritional information available at ; it's an amazing resource!
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
I don't have typical Friday nights; the concept of the work week doesn't apply to me currently.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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You can see me 1/2 nude in the widescreen version of the Hollywood film, "Battle in Seattle" about 23 minutes in, on the left. I hope you find the electrical tape entertaining. (genderqueer genderfuck lesbian avenger Act UP San Francisco)

If the world were better off, I'd be a hairdresser/puppeteer/permaculturist/ musician/ecologist/teacher/composer.

The tyranny of my internal jukebox cannot be overstated.

I shed a tear at Toy Story 2, and X-Men 2, but not at either of the 3rds.

Growing up, my 'rents owned a belly dancing and singing telegram company.
You should message me if
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Your profile isn't only an explication of possessions or experiences you've collected(or aspire to) and use to define yourself. If you are currently behaving in a respectable manner as a global citizen, or aspire to.

You're well aware that life isn't just for getting, for taking, or for experiencing, but most meaningful when devoted to sharing.

You can stand my explanations to some of the questions.

If you are the Eagle, and you live in high country.

You're as veggie/vegan as you can be, understand the Climate Crisis(or want to), have Non-Violent Direct Action(NVDA)/Civil Disobedience CDexperience, are or want to be car-free, enjoy constructively mefussing shituff up, or think we have common interests or experiences. You have some degree of class consciousness. You'd like the idea of singing and reading and music making with somebody.

For folks who aren't American, and/or who have lived in a 3rd world situation, I salute you! I'm seriously open to relocating anywhere. New Zealand is rising. Ecuador, south of the Equator, sounds good these days, particularly given their acceptance of modern-day humanitarian and all around defender of justice Julian Assange. People already tied down to the US needn't be shy, and persons with children are welcome. "RPCV's", unless you're repentant, can move along.

Fukushima is very bad news, no matter how you slice it. Superstorm Sandy would have taken $50 billion and 8 years of levy building to protect against, and she's likely coming again soon, and then again sooner after that. The arctic is rapidly melting. Maybe it's time to grow food, become energy independent, and build local community. Unfortunately, there's not another Earth to which we might relocate.

I'm expending a lifetime of effort towards creating a better world. If sharing in that doesn't sound wonderful to you, I shouldn't, either.

Message me if you'd like to be my neighbor. Won't you please? (That's a Mr. Rogers' Neighborhood reference, for those who wonder what the hell I'm talking about.)

anticapitalista anticapitalist
lactivism, intactivism, unschooling,
and attachment parenting if any.
single payer healthcare
certified permaculturist permaculture
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