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My self-summary
Hello! And thanks for judging a book by it's cover! I will do the same. (We share 90% of our DNA with chimps, and proud of it! http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/2013/07/125-explore/shared-genes) ...And then we'll look to the profiles and our momentary capacity for messaging (+ some mystery factors!) to see if things exponentially compute-- with our own damn algorithms, thank you very much.

Full Disclosure: I'm between NY, CO and SF. Not sure how long I can pull off staying in CO. And I'm only looking for *new friends* and/or a serious partner (on the off chance)- which would entail a pretty long while getting to know each other without "crossing the line" to confirm. *I'm not looking for anything in between. I know this is not the "norm", but it exists/can exist. Having played to my chimp side long enough: There's now a 90% probability of "new friends"! (Casual, short term dating is fine in many instances. I just don't find it helpful anymore for me personally. Also, maybe I'll message you, thinking we'd be decent friends, and you decline. So it goes. Rock on.) If you find efficacy in the above statements, and your own evidence corroborates- it might be a decent connection :) I do not want to waste anyone's time or energy here and will always proceed with that in mind.
I'm sure you're investigating that and the depths of self too :)

I'm here to learn about and increase my capacity to do good things in the world.

I'm into:
... contrast + harmony making art
... history and what's going on right now
... having less stuff ... getting off-line
... life's ironies, serendipity, magical realism...

I love when friends offer each other space for personal work
/research/insight to make collaborations even better. Often I'm messing around with music and dance, purposefully relaxing, relentlessly working. I tend to prefer quieter places in cities. I love the community gardens of the East Village and Brooklyn and all green spaces outside. I spend a decent amount of time practicing moving or still meditation...

Recently curious about benevolent technology (?)
What I’m doing with my life
Investigating perception via enjoyment! For things that have a name: I study and offer what I hope is helpful mind-body work. Sometimes this stuff is called "yoga" and "mindfulness". There's a lot of it out there. I'd like to say mine is not the average "exercise class in expensive see-thru pants" or "affirmation-based life coaching" but I'm no levitating Himalayan master either. (yet!)

I'm also setting up a flexible-lifestyle oriented e-commerce empire. Ha.


Sometimes, I'm a folk-indie-blues vocalist.
Ex-painter and political theorist.

Traveling: Recently California and Colorado, New England. Past: Europe mostly- interior Ireland, England, Italy, Spain, Netherlands, France, <3 camping by aquamarine Corsican freshwater pools. (That might have been a better profile name.) I've always thought I should live in SF for a bit someday. Definitely more time back in Hawaii (and freshwater pools there.)
I’m really good at
Finding places to swim
Problem investigating (often solving.)
Being patient.
Good at sleeping! Not good at going to bed on time.
Nutritious Iron Chef meals.
The first things people usually notice about me
Style? My glow? :P

Friends tell me I'm funny in person, depends on your sense of humor.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Music: Americana-infused indie tunes and Soul. I always feel a little bad naming names like there's a limit... Otis Redding, Andrew Bird, The Smiths, Velvet Underground, Led Zeppelin, Etta James, Sade, Mazzy Star, TV on the Radio, Wolf Parade, Radiohead, Monsters of Folk, Bowie, old classic jazz... Ravel, Debussy, what's playing at the café. I grew up dancing to Chopin. Love tracing roots and cultures back to Africa, Middle East, India- wherever.

Shows: don't have a TV... tend to skip it, but like all the shows that everyone likes these days. I would be WAAAY too into Thrones. Opted out for own good. This Louis CK specifically: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=08ITsgiL6v8 Stumbled on this one from a friend, have some similar feelings on New York: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DwWT0VgnCCwI

Have to say I also like historical dramas. and yeah, the Discovery/Nat Geo Channel... biographies...

Books: Kerouac, Miller, Bukowski, Woolf, Plath, Hemingway... then stuff on the non-dualistic consciousness by Thich Nhat Hanh, Eckhart Tolle, Richard Freeman, Dalai Lama, Sharon Salzberg etc..

Non-fiction: Currently I'm on the biography of Alexander Hamilton, The Hindus: An Alternative History. Ayurvedic and Daoist theory is usually on my desk.

I used to get way too absorbed in literature and film (had a relapse with "Grand Budapest Hotel") Then I started living with the same attention I'd place in extraneous stories. So Fiction is on the back burner.
Movies: Eternal Sunshine, Woody Allen, bizarre French stuff... then we switch to- Braveheart, Kung-Fu Hustle :) ... Burton, Truffaut, De Sica. Classic Japanese cinema through to Spirited Away.

Food: Local, organic, nice to the animals, QUALITY! Lots of greens, sushi, any dessert with green tea, Twig tea, local eats, strange and tasty vegetables, artichokes, shiitake mushrooms, organic anything.
Six things I could never do without
amazing, openminded friends
quality lunchtimes
tea on hand
fresh air! (getting out of city pollution.)
blues harmonies
I spend a lot of time thinking about
-Social arts, communication, physical spaces and social architecture- i.e. swing dancing, cultural dances, economic trends and zoning patterns. i.e. ...
-Why the rent is too damn high.
-Listening more.
-Shredding my ego.
-Happiness, contrast, change, acceptance, love, comedy.
-How to better organize time and be zen about it.
-When I might get to go surfing again.
-World history.

-If it was a good idea that Dylan went electric...
On a typical Friday night I am
no typical night. I'm probably planning and dining with friends.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I hate mechanical pencils. Don't like dull pencils either. I guess the answer is to have a high-quality sharpener and eraser near-by.

I can play certain songs on repeat.

Anything else you're curious about, I'm happy to share.
You should message me if
You think the most important thing in life is figuring out how to be present and happy... perhaps to help others be happy... or are curious about this.

Maybe you like being healthy.

"Friends" and/or "dating", you like respect.

...If our "important questions" seem to match and you've read a bit, are ethical, open-minded, patient.
The two of us