I am Tim, of course. I'm an introverted apocaloptimist.
I'm one of those people who's still trying to figure out what I want to be when I grow up. Of course I grew up many many years ago. Parenthood is the moment when a person's life changes immediately, radically, and for ever. Now my children are off living their own lives.
I look at the world, trying to be pragmatic. I look for the good and find that everywhere. Sometimes I'm overwhelmed by life's potential. But generally, I am diligent about meeting my commitments. When I do commit to something, I try to give it my all.
I am unquestionably a hedonist. Life is essentially to be enjoyed. But I don't take a narrow minded view of that pleasure. I prefer to create an environment of sustained and shared pleasure. The price of selfish pleasure is usually too high.
I'm very much polyamorous, even when I have no romantic partners. I like each relationship to last forever, but realistically all things come to an end sooner or later. More particularly, I am solo poly / non-hierarchical.
And for all that, I do have my flaws.
Of late I have mostly been a hermit.
Perhaps I'm good at reverse engineering frames of reference.
Hang on... That's what I notice about others...
Self assessment is tricky.
Stranger in a Strange Land,
Lord of the Rings,
Hitch-hikers Guide to the Galaxy,
Lost in Translation,
Scott Pilgrim vrs The World,
My Neighbour Totoro,
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon,
Dr Horrible's Sing-a-long Blog.
The IT Crowd,
Bacon, eggs, spinach, & mushroom; on toast.
Seafood Curry Laksa
Thai green curry,
* TOUCH, the squeeze of a hand, a hug, a kiss. The warmth of closeness. Intimacy, with loving, passionate, joyful attention.
* Prescription lenses so that the world around me isn't a blur of featureless colours and anonymous faces.
* A quite space to be by myself, sitting cross legged while meditating, hovering 5 cm above the floor.
* A GPS enabled smart-phone with a good built in camera that's connected to a fast data network providing easy access to accurate and reliable information.
* A fully equipped kitchen, with a well stocked pantry, garden fresh herbs, and of course a market full of delightful and diverse produce in order to keep the kitchen functional.
* A bicycle fitted with lights, bell, and good racks. One that will get me to the milk bar and back, or take me on a journey through the wild.
The divide between arts and sciences, when they have so much to share.
Why have I still not written my recipe book?
What I can do in the next 50 years to help make a space elevator a reality, and thus free mankind from dependence on rockets to get us into orbit, thus enabling our children for ongoing growth and evolution without being tied to one fragile planet which we are slowly but surely poisoning for ourselves!