Still here? Ok then, let's do the happy stuff.
I am a maker. I tinker, I draw, I code, I grow, and more than anything else I improve.
I am a lover. I temper my bleeding heart with pragmatism because I want everyone to suffer as little as possible. It doesn't mean I don't care. It means I care enough to set my emotions aside to find the best answer for everyone.
I am grounded. More accurately, I was raised in an environment that taught me what NOT to be, so most of my impulses are reliably wrong. I hear the easy lies and choose to tell the truth. I hear the hateful words and choose to practice compassion. I hear the excuses and I remember them being told so many times before.
I am Alexander. Historical root name Al-Iskander, as in Alexander the Great, conquerer of the then-known world and seeker of the ocean at the end of all things. I will always be looking for something. And live for the appreciation of reality in all its wonder and horror.
Note: My full time job right now is taking care of my health. I likely don't have time to go on adventures right now, but I want to make new friends.
My dream is to become not only self sufficient via solar, aquaponics, and similar minimalist urban practices, but to share those things with my community by running a community center that practices the tenets of Ubuntu.
Non-fiction: The life-changing magic of tidying up, 10% happier.
Movies: Miyazaki films, Dr. Horrible's Singalong Blog, Song of the Sea & Law Abiding Citizen.
TV: Anthony Bourdain & psychological/genius thrillers.
Music: Everything except really heavy rap/hip hop and "sad/scorned woman" stuff that is always on the radio.
Food: The only foods I REALLY don't like are stews and vinaigrette dressings. I love sushi (even just the sushi rice is delicious) and burgers. My favorite foreign food is Peruvian. They can do magic I swear.
Feeling Loved and appreciated
My service dog
Decent cooking ingredients
Freedom to try new things
You are interested in sharing your hobby.
You are looking for a friendship or relationship built on devotion and trust.
You just want to talk to someone.
You understand that I may not have time to pursue a serious relationship and take my health efforts seriously.