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My self-summary
~ May 2016~ Now that my years as a minion of the State of New York are in the rear view, and Syracuse (Alburquerque as of 7/17) has zero hold on me, I'm free at last, free at last, good Dog almighty, I'm free at last... to go, to do, to be; whatever, where ever my head and heart lead. Of course, I'm assuming 51% of the voting population won't lose their marbles and back me into walling myself off in Canada. Oy. Win or lose though, it's unsettling to know that so many adults are willing to indulge the whiny, insecure, man-child's insane delusions of presidential grandeur. Dangerous Donald, 'The Ego' who would be king; disingenuous and dishonest, apparently without conscience or concern, a classic demagogue. His immaturity, poor temperament and lack of self-control are so obviously, laughably (no, not ha-ha) unsuitable to represent America to the world (ask anyone from Aberdeen, Scotland) and ESPECIALLY to have the power of the U.S. military/CIA/FBI at his disposal, it's beyond frightening; truly. His knowledge and depth of understanding on complex, multi-national issues (or even our own monetary system) is appallingly shallow and simple... eerily reminiscent of Sarah Palin. Sigh. Bush/Cheney proved how effective propaganda can be when repeated ad nauseam. But at least their's was dressed up in semi-believable lies. Dopey Donald done dumbed it down fer us dolts and all anybody got were stooopid ballcaps w/ "MANIAC AMERICA!! GREAT. AGAIN?" printed on 'em. They sold out in no time.

My apologies for the rant. Sometimes I just can't contain my enthusiasm. (okay, most times.) Just say no to cynicism and/or apathy and please vote. Merci beaucoups.

Nov 5: smallDonald redux. My nephew texted me to jokingly ask if I was voting for Trump. My reply: "Trump-a-delic, baby!!! Make America Hallucinate Again." Tuesday can't arrive too soon.

"... to get full value of a joy you must have somebody to divide it with." ~Mark Twain~ You might find me star gazing at the planetarium, leafing through Bon Appetit for a dinner idea, biking down Park Ave, throwing a pot at the Genesee Center for the Arts, paddling my canoe in the Adirondacks, wine tasting in Hammondsport or flying kites at the beach. I relish creativity and curiosity, listening to wildly diverse types of music (thanks Mom), offbeat independent and foreign film, theater, dance, any flavor of artistic expression and, especially, exploring new places and cultures (maybe the deep south, the far-east or down under?). I'm seeking a joyful optimist to share stimulating conversation and knowing silence, new experiences and daily chores, bawdy laughter and deep-felt tears. Someone who smiles easily, is secure in themselves, communicates their feelings and thoughts openly, can occasionally be spontaneous, values their adventurous nature and always, always embraces kindness... and me.

A quick comment on my OKC personality ratings; if I'm even the slightest of slivers less playful than the median.... well then, there's a whole lot more playing going on than I've observed. Maybe folks are way more fun at home? Maybe. Other than that, no quibbles.
What I’m doing with my life
“We’re all seeking that special person who is right for us. But if you’ve been through enough relationships, you begin to suspect there’s no right person, just different flavors of wrong. Why is this? Because you yourself are wrong in some way, and you seek out partners who are wrong in some complementary way. But it takes a lot of living to grow fully into your own wrongness. And it isn’t until you finally run up against your deepest demons, your unsolvable problems—the ones that make you truly who you are—that we’re ready to find a lifelong mate. Only then do you finally know what you’re looking for. You’re looking for the wrong person. But not just any wrong person: the right wrong person—someone you lovingly gaze upon and think, “This is the problem I want to have.”
I will find that special person who is wrong for me in just the right way.

Let our scars fall in love.”
Galway Kinnell

“The most common form of despair is not being who you are.”
― Søren Kierkegaard

"Free your mind... and your ass will follow." - Funkadelic (1970)
I’m really good at
Observing. Pondering. Being curious. Asking questions.... even if only of myself. Compassion and being kind.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
"All of them. Any of them." *Sarah Palin* Too rich. Couldn't resist.
Six things I could never do without
Breath in>>>
Breath out<<<
One foot in front of the other.
ummm... my five senses. Oh wait, THINGS. Drat.
I do rather enjoy my camera, canoe, kites, hammock, spiffy 2nd hand policeman's bicycle, raincoat and camping gear... but I can do without any of that. I'm hardy that way. I'm afraid I can't do without Dr. Bronner's lavender soap or my tool bag though.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
What is the sound of one hand clapping?
On a typical Friday night I am
Typically, I try to not be repetitive.
You should message me if
If you're moved to reach out, I'd be honored and happy to reach back.
The two of us