Modern day inventor/creative type, who has figured out how to balance a pragmatic method to work with a spontaneous approach to life. Have always been self-employed, which provides ample opportunity to control my schedule, have fun and explore life in my immediate surroundings, as well as, get off the beaten path to discover places that require an effort to get to, especially a hot spring to soak in. Been in Portland 9 years and regularly wear hiking boots and fleece for the emergency hike whenever possible. Prior, lived in Manhattan, wore black and survived the downtown life for 21 years.
Have acquired a diversity of life skills that allows me to cook a tasty meal without a recipe, parallel park into any spot, bargain/negotiate most of life’s situations and make sure I get plenty of sleep to be prepared for whatever is put in front of me. I’m comfortable being in the middle of the city or in the middle of nowhere, but challenged when in surburbia. Keep in shape with all of the usual outdoor Portland activities. Have minimal baggage, work/play hard and have a flexible schedule that only has to make sure there's food for my cats.
Have the NY Times delivered to my door every morning, ride my bike everywhere, can fix anything around the house, own all the requisite camping equipment and strive to live a simple, uncluttered life. Everyday I get to ask questions, experiment, make lots of mistakes and enjoy the results. My work and play are totality combined where I could say I’m obsessive in a positive way about this exploration of life thing.