I'm looking for an unusual person to discover and enjoy on their terms. I delight in meeting new people and watching them show me who they really are.
I escaped to San Francisco from Fresno, Ca, 19 years ago and despite everything I'm still falling in love with this city. For most of that time I've had an enveloping and tawdry affair with Oakland.
I'm a hardworking radical carpenter. I crave living and discovery but work and community activism come way first. Usually I'm OK with that. My work is demanding but exactly what I want (an office job would kill me). My activism is demanding but exactly what I want (except for tear gas, there's no good side to that stuff).
I was in the military (don't worry I was a peace-time cook, so no PTSD) and went AWOL for 3 years. Antiwar and antiracist organizing has been my most sustained political work but I do what I can to support a wide range of work to make a better world and Bay Area.
I like people in general but the weird ones are my favorite. I have very little tolerance for the poor treatment of other people. I WILL intervene when someone is wronged. I am a fierce anti-racist and feminist. I care deeply for those close to me as well as strangers and I'm considerate to a fault.
I love to travel but unfortunately most of my trips were short. The military took me to Oklahoma, Virginia, and Germany. Political work took me to Delaware, Washington, Missouri, Pennsylvania, New York, DC, Maryland, Jordan, Iraq, Mexico, Canada, Cuba, and the Republic of Korea (south). With my family I've been to Idaho, Costa Rica, and Puerto Rico. Some day I'm going to China (and back to Cuba).
I've worked on a number of tallest buildings in the Bay Area and am really into heights. I'm much more smiley than my photos indicate.