31 Ypsilanti, United States
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Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books: Beyond Civilization, Ishmael, My Ishmael, The Story of B, If They Give You Lined Paper Write Sideways, Providence, and After Dachau. I was trying to answer this honestly and realized I was only listing Daniel Quinn's books. Here are some others that I enjoyed reading as well: Fight Club by Chuck Palahniuk, The Art & Science of Dumpster Diving by John Hoffman, Early Retirement Extreme by Jacob Lund Fisker, Apocalypsopolis by Ran Prieur, and Possum Living by Dolly Freed. Also, anything by Uncle Fester or Ragnar Benson.

Movies: 28 Days Later, Garbage Warrior, The Yes Men, The Village, Idiocracy, 12 Monkeys, Jesus' Son, I Love Trash, The Future of Food, The Human Behavior Experiments.

Shows: Going Tribal, Islands of the South Pacific, Beyond Survival, Bushcraft, Planet Earth, Lost Land of the Volcano, and TED Talks. I mostly enjoy watching informative shows but I do appreciate a well-made drama from time to time. Breaking Bad is one of the best I've seen. The first two seasons of Lost. Game of Thrones.

Music: Radiohead, Pearl Jam, The Mars Volta, Immortal Technique, Godspeed You! Black Emperor, Tool. I'm not exposed to as much new music as I was when I was younger, so I really appreciate sites like Pandora for allowing me to keep my foot in the door without having to spend so much time talking to people about which bands we both like.

Food: I prefer not to eat in restaurants most of the time, in part because they put salt on everything but mostly because I don't like being served. I don't follow the paleo diet exactly, but it's in that direction so vegans beware. Lots of egg whites and lean meats, vegetables, and fruit. Light on the grains and legumes.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
vacant niches, sustainability, free stuff, early retirement, alternative methods of making things and/or money, voluntary poverty, mayhem, mycology, native plants, underground economies, graffiti, inflatable catamarans and tiny islands.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I use an alias almost as frequently as my legal name. It started as a way to protect myself from the dirt-digging nature of internet trolls without sacrificing the personable effect of authoring under a full name, but in some ways I've come to prefer it. It makes the difference between conducting business as a citizen and existing as a person more apparent.
You should message me if
Message me if you don't mind waiting a while for a response. Occasionally I can write back within a reasonable time, but more often it will take me weeks or sometimes even months. I'm currently trying to get caught up and find that I put in an awful lot of effort writing at length to people who end up deleting their accounts by the time I'm finished.