Some Backstory :: I've made Oregon my home since '98. I love the peace of the outer areas, natural lushness, and the bustlings of Portland. I came here from San Francisco (10 yrs) where I had a small Graphic Design/Marketing firm -- Academy of Art Alumni. Grew up & have best buddies and family at Lake Tahoe, CA. So I am no stranger to camping, hiking, boating, & backpacking though my affinity these days is more urban.
On Passions :: I write and record alternative rock music -- play electric guitar, vocals and some bass. Love heading out into the Portland/Seattle music scene for inspiration. Urban-active activities: restaurants, art museum & galleries, theater, live music, comedy clubs, shop/bookstore mingling, people watching, clubs (usually goth/industrial), pool (more of a flounder than a shark though). Athletic: running, in-line skating, archery, working out, day hikes, bicycling (though I currently don't have a bike), skiing, skateboarding (was a hotshot back in the day), and just recently yoga & kundalini/tantric meditation. Outings: ocean drives, San Francisco, Lake Tahoe, Seattle are some old haunts but would love to explore more with a companion.
Some Quotes ::
"All of the darkness in the world cannot extinguish the light of a single candle." -- Francis of Assissi
"If one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours." -- Henry David Thoreau
"A free soul never grows old." -- In my fortune cookie on my 41st birthday.
"...look for the beauty, savor the world..."
-- c.b., aka Flying Dog (a magical retired art teacher I've been privileged to draw models with.)
“The purpose of art is washing the dust of daily life off our souls.”
― Pablo Picasso
"There is no need for temples, no need for complicated philosophies. My brain and my heart are my temples; my philosophy is kindness." -- Dalai Lama