51 Portland, OR
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My self-summary
My mind is like a pinball machine. Wanna try to keep up? lol. There, you've been warned. That said, I recently started a medication that reduces the number of pinballs. I'm not normally the type to medicate, but I've learned that I don't care for unemployment.

If you're looking for a typical woman who loves shopping, buys a lot of shoes, has multiple purses and loves bling, I'm not a good match for you. I'm a minimalist, which means every item I own needs to have a truly needful purpose, and I work to have as few as possible. At least that's my goal; I have a ways to go yet.

My long term goal is to build a treehouse resort in the Willamette Valley, Oregon. I would love to be part of an intentional community. I'm considering making the treehouse resort an off grid homestead retreat education center for preppers and ecotourism with some alternative buildings and low-impact demo small-scale permaculture farming.

I love to learn things, particularly things that can be useful. Which is how I learned to run a planetarium, test laboratory monkeys, drive a semi, read tarot cards and host a spiritual radio show for over a year. There's always a new passion to discover.

I value amusement to the point of seeming silly. I'm probably the most intelligent airhead you'll ever meet. I'm a devout Christian/Pagan/Zen Buddhist spiritual agnostic.
What I’m doing with my life
Working to pay the bills as a pharmacy technician, verifying patient qualification for non-standard medication.

After a 30-year battle with depression, I have reconfigured my attitude so that I can be happy EVERY day. My past has left me with a BBW body, but I don't plan to let it stay that way.
I’m really good at
De-escalating tension, singing, climbing trees, seeing the bright side, getting back up after I get knocked down.
The first things people usually notice about me
I like to laugh. I have red hair and green eyes (I was born with the green eyes, I went with red hair so people aren't so surprised by my attitude.) I love everyone and can't see any point in being judgemental. I have had a lot of interesting experiences in my life and can talk entertainingly about nearly anything, even if I have no clue what I'm talking about so I'm asking questions instead... lol
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books - Mother Earth News magazine, spiritual stuff like "Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance" and "The Way of the Peaceful Warrior", then Dick Francis Mysteries, Dan Brown or character driven sci-fi/fantasy (Robert Jordan was AWESOMENESS INCARNATE.)
TV - Discovery channel primarily. Also ancient aliens stuff, animal documentaries, "Oddities".
Movies - Pirates of the Caribbean, Lord of the Rings, What the Bleep, anything funny.
Music - celtic, 80s & 90s pop, spiritual & new age (Linda Webb-Khakaba, Melissa Phillippe, Michael Gott, Enya, Jean Michel Jarre, Andreas Vollenweider). And performing music is important to me; primarily Scottish and renaissance harp. I enjoy anachronism such as Metallica on the harp. And music, like sex, is more fun when you do it with someo1ne else.
Foods - Thai, Italian, grilled anything.
The six things I could never do without
My computer, the intarwebz, a good book, COFFEE, trees, laughter.
Note to OKCupid; How about adding a Bucket List section?
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Does "reibushi" really mean "spiritual warrior" in Japanese? And if love is always the answer is it an oxymoron, or is fierce love an acceptable answer? Also, how to achieve peace on earth, or at least make my little corner of the world just a little happier.
On a typical Friday night I am
Hoping there's an open mic somewhere that I can be part of before my bedtime.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I used to test laboratory monkeys.
You should message me if
You have any laboratory monkeys that need to be tested... lol

You see an avocado and think, "six point oh two times ten to the twenty-third."

You do hobby taxidermy and want to teach someone.

You`re a mystic, and want to meet another.

You think you might be interested in me, a couple of acres by the shore of a nearby lake and/or off-grid living.

If you have a clear picture of yourself in our profile, and you don't say, "ask me" as an answer to a question. I'm the listening type, not the asking type. If you're keeping sex a secret or think you need to go to confessional, you probably shouldn't be doing it. In other words, if you act like it's your "dirty little secret", I'm not interested in you at all. I just can't see having a relationship with someone who doesn't have what I consider a mature attitude about being an adult.