Everything is a bit different now. Like many i was surprised by the Trump victory. I was angry at myself for not working harder on the election, but like many Americans i found Hillary a deeply problematic candidate. I did canvas for Bernie and i did organize Stein/Clinton vote swaps in the general, but it was quite minimal because i believed the polls.
To protect myself from my own upset, i need to look at this as an organizing opportunity. We need to design a health care system for people who will loose Obamacare. We need to visibly identify ourselves as allies to PoCs, women and LGBTQ folks who are already being increasingly targeted (the Klan is having a victory march Dec 3). We need to raise funds to keep services like planned parenthood open. We are going to be busy.
And for me the only way i can make this significant burden workable, is to realize that if i do it right, i will meet some of the most inspiring and interesting people i have ever met doing this work. And even in crisis and pain, i will be better off for us having found each other.
We now return you to our regularly scheduled profile.
I identify as a propagandist, I am in the business of changing peoples minds about host of topics from sharing to nuclear power to intentional communities to transformational festivals to polyamory. However, if you are in this business, you better be open to changing your own. And if you are not already identified as poly, you should probably jump to another profile, because I am wasting your time.
I've done a number of things most people don't do. I have hitchhiked on sailboats across the Pacific, danced atop Russian tanks, smuggled Tibetan monks across the Himalayas, worked on the North Slope of Alaska for an oil company (which I now regret), worked on ocean engineering in Hawaii, fought nuclear power plants in 6 countries in Eastern Europe, and taught a classes on how to design revolutions for high school students.
I am one of three parents in a polyamorous family. I have several girlfriends, who know and like each other. I have lived at Twin Oaks Community for 19 years which is an income sharing egalitarian intentional communities, which i think are pretty cool.
"Modesty is dangerous" if we are going to change things in this troubled world we need to know each others strengths and weaknesses. Modesty is a cultural filter which blocks real communication. We don't have to be arrogant or brash, but let's not hide what we think is true about ourselves.
What I am also working regularly these days is starting new intentional communities in Washington DC and in NYC. This has me traveling to these places almost monthly.
Organizing, public speaking, and blogging on polyamory, transparency, honest seduction, clean energy, funology, and radical memetics. www.funologist.org.
Convincing people to take risks and (in some cases) change their lives.
Organizing conferences, political actions, parties, festivals, and campaigns.
Favorite Movies: A Thousand Clowns. Brazil. A Man Facing Southeast. Being John Malcovich.
2) My charming network of lovers and kids
3) The internet,
4) New political and personal adventures
5) Peas and corn
6) The NJ Turnpike
7) Minor rule violations
Generally i am pondering radical sharing and creating a deviant culture. At Twin Oaks, we have intentionally made a number of dramatically different choices about how to live than our mainstream counterparts. The first is that we largely live without contact to money. . . http://funologist.org/2012/02/24/sharing-recycling-mcdonogh-assembly-talk/
Chatting with revolutionaries in Egypt
On the road for an outreach speaking gig at colleges and universities
Dancing in the ruins / anti-nuclear organizing
Hanging out with sleep anarchists [http://funologist.org/2013/01/23/sleep-anarchists-uberman-and-the-30-hour-cycle/]
Watching the glorious super moon
Making love on a trampoline