47 Tucson, United States
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My self-summary
Among other things I am a writer, artist, parent, self-publisher, tutor, hyper-intellectual and favorable to pagan-based or mystical-oriented spirituality and NOT to fundamentalism or cultism in any of its forms.

What I'm looking for:
- an educated, intelligent, well-read woman around my age
- who is fond of pets, children, somewhat introverted is a plus (not loud-mouthed or overly snarky)
- financially responsible, no serious addictions, not a religious or political extremist either left or right
What I’m doing with my life
Work seasonally as an educational scorer (standardized essay tests for national school boards) and regularly as a certified nursing assistant/caregiver (and on occasional weekends at group homes for developmentally disabled adults.) I intend to implement a more sustainable, debt-free lifestyle; and desire to continue with various creative and self-publishing projects (blogs, artworks etc.) and collaborate with like-minded people.
I’m really good at
Writing instruction, internet publishing, being a parent (despite some nerve-wracking challenges along the way), caregiving. I'm also a decent cook, wide-ranging conversationalist, stay in reasonably decent shape, and I'm tenaciously loyal to my best friends.
The first things people usually notice about me
I suppose it would be intensity, intelligence...and occasional gregariousness alternating with a tendency to muse and ruminate
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
"The Dictionary of Cultural Literacy" by E.D. Hirsch, poetry by W.B. Yeats, Will and Ariel Durant ("The Story of Civilization"), Joseph Campbell, Robert Anton Wilson, sales and guerilla marketing books by Jay Conrad Levinson and Mark Joyner, and many others. I read widely but almost exclusively non-fiction, including psychology, history, sharp cultural criticism such as Camille Paglia or Greil Marcus, and books which seek to bridge science and spirituality such as the works of Dr. Gary Schwartz and Rupert Sheldrake. Books about great artists like Gaughin, Picasso or Duchamp. Also, adult comic books and graphic novels such as by Bernard Krigstein, Harvey Kurtzman, R. Crumb, Jaime Hernandez and especially Alan Moore.

Films & Movies:
Marx Brothers comedies, "The Hustler", "2001: A Space Odyssey", "El Topo", "Paper Moon", "Apocalypse Now", "The Deerhunter", Star Wars series, "National Lampoon's Animal House", "Richard Pryor Live on the Sunset Strip", "Da Ali G Show", "American Splendor", "Art School Confidential", "Ghost World"

"Late Night With Stephen Colbert" , "PBS Newshour", Ken Burns documentaries (and not much else)

Van Morrison, Prince, the Beatles, Bob Dylan, Burt Bacharach, Carole King, Blondie, 92.9 the Mountain (r.i.p.), Miles Davis & Sonny Rollins, "French Tickler" by Sonic Youth, the Replacements, Arcade Fire, the Rolling Stones, "Another Green World" by Brian Eno, "Flaming Red" by Patty Griffin and much more (like Renaissance guitar music). New delightful discovery: Vampire Weekend and "Live at Daryl's House"

Prefer Italian and Mexican
(NOT a dietary extremist)
Coffee, green tea and V8 juice daily
The six things I could never do without
1) Quality time with family and friends

2) Getting away from the suffocating city and getting immersed...at least once in a while...in nature (the top of Mount Lemmon, Gates Pass, etc.)

3) YouTube music video playlists

4) Caffeination

5) Mind-expanding books of my choice

6) Expanding and deepening my spiritual experience, which is based on the philosophy of religious "perennialism" ("Truth is one, the sages call it by many names")
I spend a lot of time thinking about
How to merge my ideals with reality. Means goals vs. ends goals (how to get to where I want to be without selling my soul). Why and how people fall for deluded cult-like belief systems.
On a typical Friday night I am
Bopping around downtown, at Barnes and Noble, socializing with like-minded friends, etc.
You should message me if
You feel that you are a genuinely kind, intelligent and dependable person...if you like my pics and profile and feel that we could vibe well together...(and if you know the difference between you're/your, then/than, they're/their/there and other elements of basic literacy which used to be more common back in the olden days).