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ricothunder

47 M Saint Paul, MN

My Details

Last Online
Yesterday – 3:28am
Orientation
Straight
Ethnicity
White
Height
6′ 0″ (1.83m)
Body Type
Average
Diet
Smokes
Sometimes
Drinks
Rarely
Drugs
Religion
Sign
Libra, and it’s fun to think about
Education
Working on masters program
Job
Art / Music / Writing
Income
More than $1,000,000
Relationship Status
Seeing Someone
Relationship Type
Offspring
Pets
Has dogs and has cats
Speaks
English (Fluently), C++ (Okay), Spanish (Poorly)

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My self-summary
Update: I am on an adventure down the Mississippi River from the Twin Cities to who knows where, visiting small and larger towns, collecting oral history of people who live on and near the river so I may be passing through your town. http://peoplesriverhistory.us

This is part of my MFA thesis work at the University of California Santa Cruz digital art and new media program. Apparently, they will chuck me out of the program next summer as a master of the fine arts. Then I'll show 'em.

I'm an artist, biker, anarchist, sweetheart, adventurer, computer geek, builder, and Taoist who fights the Man, boats down major American rivers, treats people well, and builds stuff.

If you are a weirdo, radical, outlaw, or anti-authoritarian nutball interested in redefining the way we relate to each other and our world, we might get along swell.
What I’m doing with my life
I'm in the daily process of designing a life that feels meaningful, beautiful, and charmed. I'm beginning a life chapter in which I pursue only playful work or serious play.

I make hella arts. Don't even get me started here. Unless, like, you want to.

I start stuff. (Like the Costco Soulmate Trading Outlet, where they still let me work.) I follow through. I keep things rolling. I'm down and committed. I'm a good teacher and organizer.

I'm part of lots of radical and artistic projects. I ride freight trains. I read books or anything with words on it.
I’m really good at
I'm reasonably good at taking risks to do things I know next to nothing about. I do dozens of impossible things before lunch and it ain't no thang. The question is, where are the others?
The first things people usually notice about me
People have said they are drawn to my sparkly eyes or my curly mop of a head. Some people like my strong, roundy shape.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
The Phantom Tollbooth is one of the best books ever. The Third Man is one of the best movies. Music is lovely and is in my head most of the time.

Okay, I'll add some books because man, do I love me some books. The God of Small Things. The Kon-Tiki Expedition. Underworld by Don Delillo. The Sheltering Sky. Never Cry Wolf. Vonnegut. The Dispossessed by Ursula Le Guin. Living My Life by Emma Goldman. Faulkner. Toni Morrison. Jeanette Winterson. Salman Rushdie. People's History of the United States by my hero Howard Zinn. A Pattern Language by Christopher Alexander. Post-apocalyptic fiction. About a dozen graphic novels.

Did I mention Tom Waits? Well, I should have.
The six things I could never do without
1) Creating things.
2) Feeling like I am part of a team.
3) Sweet love.
4) Solitude.
5) Sunshine on my face or reflecting off water.
6) Things that excite my brain.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
1. The end of the world and how I will survive it,
2. Privilege, examined and unexamined, unconscious racism and sexism, and how to confront these in myself,
3. Art and how to capture some of the beauty and mystery of the world,
4. How to make the world a better place,
5. How lucky I am, how loved I am, how beautiful and inherently uncapturable the world is, and
6. How awesome my dog is.
On a typical Friday night I am
UPDATE: I don't know about typical, but on this Friday night after coming home from an art show where I had a piece, I'm working on a paper for publication in an academic journal.

Or teaching a free skool class, organizing an event, or on very rare occasions when I get the solitude I need and crave, taking a moment to drink whiskey and watch the stars. These days I might be reading a thick tome for a class.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I've ridden a freight train through the snow, free climbed a four story building, traveled Latin America broke and alone, but I'm scared of meeting someone that I like here on a date. But I might just. Try me.
I’m looking for
  • Girls who like guys
  • Ages 27–57
  • Near me
  • For new friends, long-term dating, short-term dating
You should message me if
Contact me if you walk a line between deep groundedness and fuck-it-all adventure. Write if you weave along the gender line, taking what you like and rejecting what doesn't work for you. Write me if you walk a line between deep connection to the world as it is, and a desire to make change at the roots of a fucked up system. Write me if you are ambitious in totally unusual ways, if you want to create a new world and work hard to make it a reality.

Sometimes "dating sites" seem like another form of misplaced consumerism. And too often, reaching out to say, "hey, you seem swell - let's be friends" too often feels like shouting into a vacuum. But I am a deep optimist, and hold out hope that maybe you will like me and I'll like you and we'll connect and become fast friends or lovers. Surprise me.

I am in committed non-monogamous relationships now. I am lucky enough to be romantical with two amazing people. I believe open relationships work only with tons of good, sincere, and compassionate communication. So I hope you're down with that.

I have no idea if I have time for new friends and new adventures, though I like the idea and the sweet scent of possibility. For extraordinary people and opportunities, I guess we always make time.

But whatevs. Take a chance and write. Let's race headlong to our certain doom.