also it's a bit long, especially with this pretty cool quote from a dead white guy:
"It is said that humanity has evolved one-sidedly, growing in technical power without any comparable growth in moral integrity, or, as some would prefer to say, without comparable progress in education and rational thinking. Yet the problem is more basic. The root of the matter is the way in which we feel and conceive ourselves as human beings, our sensation of being alive, of individual existence and identity. We suffer from a hallucination, from a false and distorted sensation of our own existence as living organisms- Most of us have the sensation that "I myself" is a separate center of feeling and action, living inside and bounded by the physical body--a center which "confronts an "external" world of people and things, making contact through the senses with a universe both alien and strange. Everyday figures of speech reflect this illusion. "I came into this world." "You must face reality." "The conquest of nature."
This feeling of being lonely and very temporary visitors in the universe is in flat contradiction to everything known about man (and all other living organisms) in the sciences. We do not "come into" this world; we come out of it, as leaves from a tree. As the ocean "waves," the universe "peoples." Every individual is an expression of the whole realm of nature, a unique action of the total universe. This fact is rarely, if ever, experienced by most individuals. Even those who know it to be true in theory do not sense or feel it, but continue to be aware of themselves as isolated "egos" inside bags of skin. "
I used to write CAD software for 3D-printing.
Daily yoga/meditation. Raising kids amicably with my ex, with the intention that they learn to have a positive impact on the world through awareness.
I like to design toys, stories, songs, novel approaches to education and economics.
Life Goals: connect man and machine, fuse nature and metropolis, learn to fly
Some types of self-discipline, sometimes.
Qualifying statements of fact.
Geeking out about drugs, psychology, and physiology.
Playing casual MtG games.
Listening to friends and providing advice.
Toe shoes--why yes, friend, they *are* comfortable!
That I'm stretching or breathing mindfully.
El Goonish Shive--cleverly inspired by Rumiko Takahashi's manga, among other things.
Sinfest.net -- Ishida-san is so dedicated to his craft and the character development over the years is amazing. I also appreciate the more recent feminist influences.
I will always have a place in my heart for
The Psychopharmacology of Herbal Medicine.
The animation that inspired me to learn Japanese : Urusei Yatsura 2: Beautiful Dreamer.
Adventure Time and Steven Universe are so good.
I also love theatre and other stage performance. Sometimes Hamilton is in my head. Otherwise music tastes are eclectic -- I love to sing and am teaching myself ukelele from guitar.
Food: No mammals. Love sushi, homemade baked goods, indian-style lentils/eggplant.
Consent and communication are important to me; ask before assuming, please.