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My self-summary
I'm just another human being bumping around on this rock that we call Earth. I've experienced much and learned much from those experiences. I think the most important thing learned though is that things need to change. We can't keep going on the way we have been. It's doing far too much harm to far too many people and far too many people are getting crapped on at the benefit of an elite few that only see them as commodities.

On the flip side, I'm still for the most part a kid at heart =)

I've also developed many interests over the years and have fit or have been conceived of as fitting into many different labels. None of which define who I am by the way. They only shine slivers of light onto the being that is me. And even if they did, they still wouldn't paint my picture. I'm still a work in progress; we all are. That's part of what life is all about. Simply put: Don't assume you know what I'm all about just because I like something. You could be right, but chances are, you're very wrong. Instead of assuming, ask. I have no problems answering :-)

Bottom line: I am pretty mellow, open-minded, and unique!

Another thing I should mention... I'm not looking for love. I'm more than willing to talk about it and share my views, but I'm just not looking for it.

But maybe, just maybe it might find me.
What I’m doing with my life
I'm finding myself currently at a crossroads. Many life changing events have happened over the past few months which have caused me to think about a lot of things.

Varying degrees of loss has been the main theme as of late; what it means going forward and the notion that I'm coming to the point where there's more time behind than ahead of me. It's also that hard hitting reminder that tomorrow is not guaranteed.

Tying directly in to the most recent, the ability to let go and to go with the flow is ever present. I am by no means an expert at it, but I have made serious progress very recently and it's paid off fairly nicely. That being said, I am under construction; in the process of making changes that will help me be the best me I can be.

Another of those things is the need for change. Not only in the US, but the world alike. This one has been solidifying for the past few years or so. It's one of the reasons that I went back to school and pursued double majors in sociology and Spanish...

Sociology because I feel that change has to happen at the social level and in order to do that, I have to understand society. Spanish purely because it's something I enjoy. I'd like to learn some more languages at some point as well.

Aside from that I'm always in the process of seeking a new job. Preferably something doesn't exploit other people. I do understand how the game is played though and I realize that I may have to play it in order to get ahead of it and change the rules. I do love my current job though, but make no mistake it sheds no kind of light as to who I am whatsoever.

I've also recently started writing again. I'm trying some new stuff though this time.
I’m really good at
Listening is one of the things that I'm apparently good at. I also have a way with words hence the above mentioned return to writing. There's probably some other stuff, but where's the fun in putting it all down here
The first things people usually notice about me
I've been told my smile. I'll let you know what else they say. If anyone has anything to add, let me know.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books: I don't do much leisure reading these days. Work has been kicking my ass. I do like Daniel Quinn & Piri Thomas though. There's also a book I had to read for one of my classes that has been useful in the real world as well: Writing as a Way of Healing by Louise DeSalvo. I also enjoy reading Star Wars novels. And yes there are Star Wars Novels and no they are not just novelizations of the films. Other titles include Don Quijote, The Kite Runner, Mother Tongue, Junky, Da Vinci Code, Manology

Movies: Way too many of them to list in one sitting.

Television: I've become more of a Netflix/Hulu binge watcher of anything that sounds interesting

Other: I won't lie, I like video games. Not addicted to the point of staying up for 72 hours straight throwing back energy drinks, but I definitley enjoy them. It's also a great way for me to interact with my kids who live in another state.

Music: I like pretty much everything. Even one or two songs by country artists. Some of my favorite artists, bands and groups are: Selena, Los Lonely Boys, Fozzy, Seal, The Killers, Marc Anthony, Barrio Boyzz, The All-American Rejects, Radiohead, Luis Miguel, The Temptations, Ne-Yo, Hot Action Cop, Boys II Men, The Offspring, Ok Go, Foo Fighters, The Who, Linkin Park, Lenny Kravitz, Black Crowes, No Doubt, Queen, LL Cool J... More to come

Podcasts: Steve Austin Show, Talk is Jericho, The Nerdist Podcast, The Ross Report, Piper's Pit Podcast

Food: I'm not picky about food. There's not much that I don't like, and if I haven't had it I'm always willing to try it.
Six things I could never do without
Air, food, water, staying in touch with my children, friends, mental stimulation...
I spend a lot of time thinking about
I actually think a lot about the future; Both the near and distant. Of the near, what's going to happen in the next few months. We're kind of at a crucial point right now where some actions will lead to success or disaster, and not just for this country, but on the global scale.

Of the distant, mostly what kind of place this world is going to be when my children have to go out into it. As it stands right now, it's a pretty scary thought...
On a typical Friday night I am
I'm relaxing and recovering from the week. Whether it's by going out or staying in. It doesn't matter which.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I don't know... I'm an open book feel free to ask whatever you'd like
You should message me if
I sent you a message and you came to check out my profile, you have any questions, found something interesting, or you just want to. I do frequently go through "observe only phases" where I may not always respond promptly. That being said I will write back if you do send a message. It just might not be right away.
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