Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
In a departure from other men, the only boast of inordinate length
I will make concerns my attention span. A seasoned meditator. An
avid hiker. A recovering nerd. Time is slow and expansive for me. I
usually make most decisions with relatively little fuss. I notice
oak trees. I notice people's hands --- and maybe more, depending on
the person. In fact, I often notice what others overlook. I tend to
see the best in people and in situations.
Not a gabber. Internal silence has long been one of my practices.
Friends say that I am a perceptive listener. The habitually quiet
tend to open up to me. I observe widely but share only with those
whom I trust.
Not superficial in anything, I'm looking for something with a
little more intensity and/or substance. Honesty and authenticity
are not necessarily milk and honey all the time, but high voltage
If you value personal growth, we probably will have, at the very
least, an interesting conversation. Possibilities abound in
“What we are doing here is so important it would be best not to
take it too seriously.” –Suzuki Roshi
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
= Time lets me play and be, golden in the mercy of his means.
BTW, this is a comment on an entry in the "My Detail" column to the
right. What's the difference between "Buddhism, and serious about
it" and "Buddhism, and laughing about it"? Aren't those two exactly
the same thing? I say: if you can't heartily laugh at your own
Buddhism, then your Buddhism is not that serious! :-)
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
listening; puzzles; math; Moon spotting; massage
& acupressure; energetic
; Spoonerisms; meditation
; wordplay; intuition;
baseball stats; analogies; unexpected acts of kindness.
Also, I can kick your tush in foosball. :-)
The first things people usually notice about me
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hair, eyes; and, I always wear shorts, because it never gets cold
in the Bay Area. :-P
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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My favorite books --- poems, sacred texts; I am in a reading group
reading *Finnegans Wake*, and it is becoming my all-time favorite
My favorite string quartet --- #14 in D minor, D. 810, by Franz
My favorite Mahler symphony --- the Seventh
(Simply impossible to pick a favorite symphony of Beethoven, of
Brahms, of Schumann, etc. Similarly impossible pick a favorite
piano concerto, a favorite violin concerto, etc.)
My favorite sacred choral work -- the B-minor Mass, BWV 232
My favorite Requiem --- Mozart, and Faure is second
My favorite movies: *The Seven Samurai*, *Baraka*, *Night on
Earth*, *To Kill a Mockingbird*, *The Seventh Seal*, *Maltese
My favorite baseball team: NY Mets (Sorry, Bay Area, the Giants are
second! If only they had never moved from NY ...)
My favorite palindrome: May a moody baby doom a yam?
My favorite natural sound: thunder
My favorite animal: the peregrine falcon
Also, I am in the process of coming to the conclusion that Humphrey
Bogart is my favorite actor of all times.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
For years, I have worked with the practice of inner silence. On a
good day, my head and my core are silent, clear, and peaceful.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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I can be a total math geek. Sometimes, I do the prime
factorizations of three & four digits numbers in my head just
for fun. (No, I am not receiving any medications to treat this at
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