I escaped to San Francisco from Fresno, Ca, 16 years ago and I never looked back. Despite everything I'm still falling in love with this city. For most of that time I've have a tawdry affair with Oakland and I can't keep my hands of NYC.
I'm a hardworking, busy but laid back radical carpenter. I love living and adventure but work and activism come way 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 cook during peace time so no PTSD) but went AWOL for 3 years. Antiwar stuff has been my most sustained political work but I'm kind of all over the place when it comes to activism.
I like people in general but the unusual ones are my favorite. I care deeply for those close to me and I'm nice to a fault (that is NOT code for passive push-over).
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 tall buildings in the Bay Area and am really into heights. I'm much more smiley than my photos indicate.