Jack of many trades. Ace of at least two or three.
Artist. Author. Ex-monk. Linguist. Traveler. Philosopher. Teacher. Scholar. Historian. Hermeneut. Ambivert. Carpenter. Flexitarian.
Hannibal. Fayetteville. Petoskey. Grand Rapids. Grand Haven. Jackson. Louiseville. New Orleans. Austin. Wheeling. Chicago. Miami. Los Angeles. San Francisco. San Diego. Santa Barbara. Philidelpia. Delhi. Kolkata. Gainesville. Boston. NYC. Mumbai. Kathmandu. Bhaktapur. Vrindavan. Charlottesville. D.C.. Budapest. Oxford.
Finally back in Grand Rapids.
I'm happygolucky, well into my projects. If I come across a word I don't know, I'll look it up. I'm terribly curious like that. I have one cat, named Hobbes, but I'm not a Calvinist. Extra points if you got that joke. I tend to go for life-long projects and such that take 5 to ten years to complete. I tell a lot of stories, but I love to listen to other people's stories. What's yours?
Traveled o'er land and air and sea,
Looking for leashes to master the mind,
To learn it how to be.
I found some answers in dusty old books,
I found some in sunken eyes,
I found new questions in second looks,
When I then heard all their replies.
And now my life is half and half,
And new ways I now see.
For thought is thinking deeply now,
And art still wants to be.
I make my trade in arts and thoughts,
By telling what I've seen,
Appreciating the little time,
Though long I've had chance to be.
What I hold within this world,
And what yet lies beyond,
Is but a way of wandering,
'Bout shores past yonder pond.
So If you wish to meet me there,
Or meet me over here,
I'll be sitting on a stool in the town's old square,
Sipping a pint of cheer.
*Boiling complexity down into sensible, practical solutions,
*Producing professional graphic designs and fine arts
*Cooking good food
*Thinking in 4D
Movies: Life of Pi, Trainspotting, Casino Royale, Chronicle, Watchmen, Prometheus, Bladerunner, Alien, Avatar, Moulin Rouge, Thor, Iron Man, The Dark Night, Batman Begins, Spiderman, Star Trek, Defendor, Schindler's List, The Lower Depths (Les Bas-Fonds), Emelie, Juno, Pirates of the Caribbean (the whole series), Superbad, Babel, Sherlock Holmes (w/ Downey, Jr. et al), Gataka, Powaqqatsi, etc., etc., etc.
TV-wise (for the most part, I stream): Westworld, Game of Thrones, Breaking Bad, Lost, Sopranos, Scrubs, Key & Peele, John Oliver, Trevor Noah, John Stewart, Steven Colbert, Vice, Agents of Shield.
Music: Leonard Cohen, Bowerbirds, Dirty Projectors, Radiohead, Andrew Bird, Eliot Smith, Band of Horses, J.S. Bach, Handel, Albinoni, Chopan, George Harrison, The Beatles, Pink Floyd, the Bee-Gees, ELO, Snow Patrol, Mumford & Sons, Ratatat, Beck, Primus, Nirvana, Jackie Deshannon, The Jim Carroll Band, Florence & the Machine, Ministry, Soundgarden, Angus & Julia Stone, Glen Hansard and Arketa Irglova, LMFAO, Dubstep, Elliot Moss and on and on...
Food: Gourmet, anything made with Curd (but specifically, Palak Paneer), simple, steamed veggies with a bit of salt and butter, sometimes with some more spice thrown in, Revolutionary Soup, Lemon Grass, Fruits, Organic, non-GMO, Naked Juice, Mangoes, Avacadoes (I have a secret recipe I'd like to share with you in this regard; just ask me for it), California salads (ex., baby spinach, mandarin orange segments, dried cranberries, crushed tortilla chips, sundried tomatoes, almond slivers, feta cheese, and raspberry vinaigrette; if you don't believe me, try it for yourself), Kambucha, Stouts, IPAs, Single-malts, Oh, and regardless of gender, chocolate is good for the soul.
This is just a short list. There is much, much more in this world to be enjoyed.
-Time for walking in nature, both wild and cared for
-Time for making art (this includes writing and illustrating my first full length graphic novel)
-Time for cooking hearty, delicious foods
+(It's still healthy to throw a shot of rum in your smoothie, as long as it has real cherries)
-Time for enjoying the Wit/Humor/Irony of intelligent political commentary
-a timely Routine, which includes both a Packed Schedule and time for doing nothing at all.
-time to repair through Yoga/Exercise
You prize patience over passion, and passion over lethargy. At the very least, the last part.
You'd like to show off your amazing conversational skills. You are sapiosexual.
You are a freak, geek, or nerd (and of course, an artist). I'm a big fan.