Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
Bob Dylan once sang, "The country I come from is called the
Midwest." Definitely me--in my case the St. Louis area, despite
having left it many many years ago (like 1980s!). But I've also
called Alaska, Chile, Oregon, North Carolina, France, New York,
California, Montana, Seattle, and a few places in between home at
various points in my life too. Recently relocated from SEA to PDX.
What else? Super curious. Healthy. Fit. Unorthodox.
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
Hopefully making a difference one day at a time and being mindful
of every moment that I've got. Sometimes this can be a challenge,
but the journey is very rewarding.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Am enjoying Rueda immensely now and have much to learn still. So
maybe not "really good" but getting much better with this super fun
The first things people usually notice about me
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My ears stick out. They come from my grandpa. I like them a lot.
And I like to smile when I feel good.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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Movies: Groundhog Day (perfection), Chungking Express (defines
cool), The Shawshank Redemption (when I need a pick me up),
Casablanca (must I explain), and more.
Books: I love the American private detective genre (an
underappreciated and American art firm); Kon-Tiki: Across the
Pacific in a Raft; Man's Search for Meaning (just read, love it),
any good poem that rhymes--rhyming is EVERYTHING.
Music: Duke Ellington famously said: If it sounds good, it is good.
That means I have an incredibly eclectic music collection. By the
way, Duke is good. Live music tastes have leaned to west African
music of late.
Food: Anything wholesome, minimally processed, spicy, and fresh.
You won't find junk or processed food in my cupboards or fridge. I
eat oats for breakfast and live for Earl Grey tea.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
My three alarm clocks. My running shoes. My bikes. My passport. My
cameras (all of them including my beloved analog Nikons and Leica).
My friends. My brilliant life story.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
How am I living a life that has true meaning and honoring what life
truly wants me to do, and am I doing that as if today were the only
day I had to do that. It's actually not a complex idea. It's boldly
simple. Doing, now that is the hard stuff. Refer to book above:
Man's Search for Meaning (Viktor Frankl).
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
None of my recent Fridays has been typical.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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I believe in the school of hard knocks. Here's one gem I just found
that fits the bill: “You think that you can only establish true
practice after you attain enlightenment, but it is not so. True
practice is established in delusion, in frustration.”
You should message me if
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You think that people are like onions and are revealed slowly,
layer upon layer upon layer. If you enjoy getting muddy while
exercising, that's a huge plus. If you're a cowgirl, or think
you're a cowgirl, and have a ton of sas, but aren't afraid to take
it like you dish it out. And, truth be told, if you can find Moroti
and Byron Bay on a map, and have seen a sunrise at Varanasi, and
perhaps even have huge brown eyes (it's not required), then we
likely will have things to talk about and perhaps laugh about.
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