4 years, a few circles of the globe, and a thousand events later I came home.
Took the GI Bill and spent a few decades in school.
Got married, moved to California, taught full-time for a few years then went into private practice.
Not married now, but still in private practice.
Two sons, 28 and 31. One working full time building research machines and going to college, the other a Quantum Physicist in Birmingham, UK, doing science, and doing it well. The boys and I are very close. They are my life and my heart.
I don't plan to retire any time soon. I have a critical need practice and can be gone 7-10 days at a time, but after that vacations can get dicey.
I have a pretty good sized place in my life that a great person as partner belongs in. I don't care how we work that out. I have time and attention for you.
I'd like to have a woman in my life.
Not just any woman but one that fits perfectly together.
Art, music, letters.
I pay attention to the spaces in between things.
I've seen a lot of movies, and shows.
I like music and food.
2. A living space that mirrors my mind.
3. The ability to change, commitment, choices, paradox.
4. A complete refusal to give in to age. I'm relentless and limitless.
5. A tightrope balance between ethics and kindness.
Kindness before right and wrong. No quarter.
6. Courage to face myself internally.
Ok, and Starbucks Kenya.
The Mad Hatter: That is an excellent practice.
The Mad Hatter: Why is it you're always too small or too tall?
The Mad Hatter: 'Twas brillig, and the slithy toves Did gyre and gimble in the wabe: All mimsy were the borogoves, And the mome raths outgrabe.
Alice Kingsley: Sorry, what was that?
The Mad Hatter: What was what?
The Mad Hatter: The Jabberwock, with eyes aflame, Jaws that bait and claws that catch, Beware the Jabberwock, my son, The frumious Bandersnatch He took his vorpal sword in hand The vorpal blade went snicker-snack He left it dead, and with its head He went galumphing back. Its all about you, you know
Alice Kingsley: I'm not slaying anything. I don't slay, so put it out of your mind
The Mad Hatter: ...Mind?
A Cup of Tea
Nan-in, a Japanese master during the Meiji era (1868-1912) received a university professor who came to inquire about
Nan-in saved tea. He poured his visitor's cup full, and then kept on pouring.
The professor watched the overflow until he no longer could restrain himself. 'It is overfull. No more will go in!'
‘Like this cup,' Nan-in said. ‘You are full of your own opinions and speculations. How can I show you Zen unless you
first empty your cup? '
Dinner, usually some sort of salad and fowl.
A bite of chocolate.
Some online play then about 9pm I go curl up in my hobbit living room on my comfy couch and watch my big tv and eyebrow raising sound and usually Netflix or whatever.
I'd rather do something with a girlfriend.
I guess. In time.