Honest, reliable and forthright. Pithy and sublime. Wry and insightful. Articulate and intellectually curious. Student of history and politics. Warm, friendly and trustworthy. Good snuggler.
If you're on Facebook, I'm Positronic Dave (with a space) on there. I've found Facebook to be an excellent networking tool, and it's a good way to counter suspicions that you might be an axe murderer (that are present on an online dating site), because it shows how you're interconnected with your community. I've made a lot of good connections and friends via OKC, and have described it to my friends as a "flirty Facebook".
I publish the Hidden Hills of Western Massachusetts Map and Hidden-Hills.com, which involves ad sales, design, printing and distribution of 15,000 full color maps each year. Plus the web site.
Here's a video of me a friend of mine made when he visited for the first time in 17 years: youtube.com/watch?v=aYb6Pnks0vg
Now that they have the new double-bracket keyword format, I'll list a few here: politics - frisbee - graphic design - web design - Phish - King Crimson - Red Sox - urban homesteading - 9/11 research - alternative energy - solar power - wind power - search engine optimization - massage - Dar Williams - Archie Shepp - Pink Floyd - Yes - Led Zeppelin - Jethro Tull - Genesis - Holyoke - Northampton - organic gardening - cooking - guitar - piano
I am enthusiastic, witty, and resourceful
This is part of my overall project to help revive the once thriving city of Holyoke Massachusetts. Once the "Queen of the Industrial Cities" Holyoke has fallen on hard times but is steadily reviving, thanks in part to the fact that it's the only place you can get a decent house for less than $200,000 - often MUCH less. For people used to a REAL scary city, Holyoke is very calm, and 100+ year old gorgeous architecture abounds.
Working on improving my business and growing it and making it thrive. We just passed 23 years as a continuously operating retail business and we have been growing rapidly recently. We're very good at organic search engine optimization now, and starting to cash in on that skill in a big way.
Working on improving the general state of human culture and resource politics as best I can. There is so much to do, and so many people working really hard to screw things up even worse, that it's a tough time to be in the progressive revolution business, but try we must, because things are not going to get any better if we just sit and watch. I've been reading a review copy of Frances Moore Lappe's new book "Eco-Mind", and it really articulates well a lot of ideas I've been working with over the past decades. I'm going to enjoy writing this review once I'm done. Frances is awesome.
MOVIES - Fifth Element, Long Kiss Goodnight, Logan's Run, High Fidelity, State of Siege, Bob Roberts, Bullworth, Primary Colors, Rocky Horror, Hedwig, Die Hard (I), Brazil, RoboCop (I), Life of Brian, American Beauty, Dogma, Three/Four Musketeers (1973), Beavis & Butthead Do America, South Park Movie, first three Star Wars, Star Trek IV, Rollercoaster, Close Encounters, Contact, Basketball Diaries, The Peacekeeper, Bowling for Columbine, Get Shorty, Ruthless People, Four Rooms, Pulp Fiction, True Lies, Hair
MUSIC - Phish, Yes, Genesis, Jethro Tull, King Crimson, Talking Heads, UK, Dar Williams, Adrian Belew, Bill Bruford, Robert Fripp, Frank Zappa, Archie Shepp, Miles Davis, Chick Corea, Return to Forever, Tangerine Dream, Kansas, Cordelia's Dad, The Mammals, Grateful Dead, Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin, Supertramp, Tori Amos, Kate Bush, Natalie McMaster, Deep Forest, New Man, Porcupine Tree, Ozric Tentacles, Sound Tribe Sector Nine, Kytami LeBlanc.
Listen to Pandora Station "Positronic Radio" for more of the above.
FOODS - Artichokes, Cutlets, Fresh Organic Salad, Dad's Recipe Tomato Sauce, Good Barbeque, Mashed Potatoes, Well Made Omelets, High-end Desserts, Nut Brown Ale, $10/bottle Red Wine, Organically-Grown Coffee (Dave's Blend from Indigo Coffee), Chicken Kiev, Homemade Bread as Toast, Grilled Cheese w/Garden Tomatoes & Fresh Basil on Sourdough, Corn on the Cob, Apple Pie a la Mode, Plantain Mousse, Triple-Garlic Roasted Salmon, Homemade Pesto & Guacamole, shall I continue? OK, I'll stop... I'm getting hungry now so I just started eating... DARK CHOCOLATE COVERED TAMARI ROASTED ALMONDS... Life is good.
At least I've got one of them now...