Here are a few things you might want to know about me:
-I am a long time Karate student, and teacher (since I was five)
-I currently train with an variety of armored fighting groups mainly the "EMP" (Empire of Medieval Pursuits) as well as traveling to fight competitively with several international full-contact steel fighting groups. IMCF (International Medieval Combat Federation), HMB (Historical Medieval Battles), as well as others.
-I am a Voracious Reader. I am nearly always Reading a new book, always interested in new suggestions as well, if you have some favorites to share.
-I try to get out Backpacking when time permits (Ideally at least once a month, realistically once a season), I do love many outdoor pursuits and if you have a passion for canoeing (it is better than kayaking) or sailing you are my kind of person.
-I enjoy social Gaming, weather tabletop games like RISK, & Settlers of Catan or a variety of tabletop RPGs, I run my own homebrew campaign once a week.
-Working as a Massage Therapist
-Training for armored combat,
-Building/Repairing lots of cool things mostly for medieval activities, mostly new armor and weapons.
Some other Highly appreciated authors: Sun Tzu, Oscar Wilde, Neil Postman, Ivan Illich, Plato, Richard Dawkins, Jared Diamond.
Favorite Poet: Taylor Mali. Try him here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pKyIw9fs8T4
I don't watch much TV, but I will sit and work on a project through some old favorites like Firefly, Boston Legal, Band of Brothers, Rome, Dr Horrible's Sing Along Blog, Burn Notice, or hang in the kitchen baking something delicious while watching some TED talks, I have also recently enjoyed adding crash course world history to that rotation.
Most good medieval action movies also make the project movie list, also love a good con man flick.
I also love to collect interesting quotes, here is a small sampling:
"It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it."
"To remain ignorant of things that happened before you were born is to remain a child"
-Marcus Tullius Cicero
"If you foolishly ignore beauty, you'll soon find yourself without it. Your life will be impoverished. But if you wisely invest in beauty, it will remain with you all the days of your life."
- Frank Lloyd Wright