I drive trucks for a living. This is much like being a rat. Having to get into and out of mazes to earn one's cheese.
I am by disposition a philosopher. This is much like being a pig, rooting around in the dirt for things one suspects one has caught a whiff of.
Were I a leftist, I would be a failure, as I lack signallable virtues.
TRUMP SUPPORTER. Believe me, the loathing is mutual.
On a day to day level I
Get the bills paid, by driving trucks around, delivering valuable cargoes
Take care of two cats
Play the guitar. Very badly.
Spin clay on the wheel
Shoot many photographs
Spend too much time online.
Having presented potential emptors with these caveats, I claim that I may or may not be good at
Baking pies from scratch
Being so totally not a lefty or a righty I might as well be from another planet
Completely alienating women with the first sentence I speak to them
Celebrity voices including Beavis, Butthead, and John Lennon
The science and history questions on Jeopardy.
Movies: Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon; Forrest Gump, Ed Wood, Big Fish. Many flicks by Pedro Almodovar, Juzo Itami, and Woody Allen. Also Finding Nemo, Princess Mononoke, Nausicaa, and The Incredibles.
Still pictures: Alfred Stieglitz, Ansel Adams, Edward Weston, Imogen Cunningham, Jock Sturges.
Paint, canvas, paper, ink: Modigliani, Klee, O'Keefe, Dali, Schiele, Bierstadt, Beardsley, Mucha.
Das Fernseher: Farscape, Star Trek, The Muppet show.
I really miss the days of going out to rent videos.
Sounds: The Beatles, Dan Bern, Jack White, Buckethead, The Cure, Siouxsie, Depeche Mode, Various Seattle bands, and a lot of other stuff.
Cuisine: About all that I don't like is the hot sort of spicy. I am also not all that into the cuisine of my ancestry, which over-emphasizes cabbage.
Seeing Them Driven Before Me
Hearing the Lamentations of Their Women
The left's twin religions of Social Justice and Climate change. Whether there's anything I could personally do to speed their consignment to the compost heap of history. A lot of people are working on a red pill for the left. I shall have to add my two cents' worth at some point. Whether the religious aspect of social justice reflects a cultural inheritance from conventional religions or whether it and conventional religions just reflect the native traits of the human mind.
What I feel like making at the pottery studio
That awkward moment when you admit to a girl that actually you're a mind projection being generated by a giant space amoeba, so she's going to have to drive.