63 Seattle, United States
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My self-summary
I work for the schools and the students, I play for the fun of it . . . with music, friends, and my understanding of the world. Turning pages, writing some others, staying active, working out ideas, constantly pondering how to be part of a movement that will make our lives better.
What I’m doing with my life
I have some major goals in my present job, and as those are accomplished, I'm building the concept of what my next group of activities will be. Developing all of my friendships into a rich and rewarding network, is important. Getting back to my writing. Continuing to enjoy music. Planning travel.
I’m really good at
...expressing myself. Writing. Putting disparate elements together to create new ideas. Jokes, some of them funny. Understanding, enjoying, and knowing stuff about music, including dancing, but I'm good at bad dancing...always potential!
The first things people usually notice about me my sense of humor, my willingness to be direct, my commitment to honesty and clear communication, my passion for my work, my connection to music and a politics of liberation.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books: One-Dimensional Man; Love's Body; Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy; Love In The Ruins; Shop Class As Soulcraft; Freak's Amour; King of Methlehem; A Confederacy of Dunces; Duchamp; The Book of Daniel; Welcome to Hard Times; Julian; Updike's 'Rabbit' books; Playing from the Heart; Finite and Infinite Games; Homo Ludens; and I keep coming back to Dr. Seuss.

Music: Too many to list! I'm eclectric. I love the composers of the first half of the 20th century: Bartok, Ives, Stravinsky, Prokofiev, Messiaen, Satie...and I go out of my way to hear the titans of jazz before they're all gone (some of these have since departed, of course): Rollins, Mingus, Davis, Hines, Coleman, Cecil Taylor, Betty Carter, Chico Hamilton, Lonnie Smith, Bill Evans, Roy Haynes, Herbie Hancock, love Monk and Coltrane, of rock and roll heart always goes to the guitar, and Pat Metheny, George Benson, and Robben Ford have the best chops of folks alive today. I'm an avid fan of the Hot Club of San Francisco, and what Pazzo does with his guitar stylings...but my live music shows of the recent past have included Sleater-Kinney, Soundgarden, Gilberto Gil, Sibelius Symphony No. 2, The Posies, Jeff Beck, Keith Jarrett, the Seattle Symphony (Ives No. 4!), Blue Oyster Cult, U2, Milton Nascimento, Bach’s Mass in B Minor, LeRoy Bell, Star Anna, Nick Lowe, Dorado Schmitt, Trombone Shorty, Boris, Wagons, and Mattisyahu (um, need someone to come with me...). I'm tellin' the truth about my age, here, ya see, so you know that living in the Bay Area in the 60's, I got a serious taste of some beautiful music, and roots do go to the Dead, Airplane, Quicksilver, Santana, Hot Tuna, Joy of Cooking, Cold Blood, The Youngbloods, Sons of Champlin, Tower of Power, New Riders, Joan Baez, Country Joe, Steve Miller, Janis, Moby Grape, and all the great acts that came through the Fillmore and Winterland. Saw all of the above except the Grape and Janis.

More to come on movies and food...but I like anyting Paul Thomas Anderson does, I'm a shameful sucker for the superhero stuff (the apes were great in Planet of the Apes, the humans ok), and I do like the hot dogs sold across the street from Neumo's, but Toronto, for whatever reason, has the best street hot dogs. I like to take advantage of the various 'restaurant weeks' around town, and cultivate some favorites (um, need someone to come with me...). My cooking has great potential!
The six things I could never do without
I spend a lot of time thinking about
...what would our world be like if it were based more on play and less on fighting and competition.
On a typical Friday night I am
Going to hear music or see performance, being with friends, maybe at a happy hour, be home reading and decompressing from what might have been a very busy week, finally getting in the exercise I didn't get to during the work week, making plans for the rest of the weekend, changing out of my job-mind and into my mind-mind!
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I'd vote for Kermit.
You should message me if
You are looking to meet someone who is interesting and attractive, and willing to take the time to get to know you if the interest is mutual...I want to meet, converse, have some fun, move through life as someone who gives and receives from others...the gift is the giving and getting. . . the idea is to at least occasionally be kicking up one's heels.