I dig brilliant conversation
If it isn't funny, it needs to be
I'm a coffee, beer and cheese snob
I garden (mutant tomatoes!!!) and camp
I love paddling around lakes with cocktails
I can't abide the willfully ignorant
If you make fun of my tofu, I'll fucking moo at your burger
Live music is much better than dead music
I enjoy learning about the world through other people's experiences and comparing notes when possible
I love travel and sleeping in nice hotels as much as on a friends couch.
I'm told I look confused in my photos. I don't photograph well. I may also actually be confused.
I am very passionate about society and social, economic and environmental justice issues. I dislike ideology and dogma, but I would be considered a very engaged *independent* progressive.
I love my people. I want you to love them too.
And I want to love your people.
I am the founder and executive director of a food security non-profit.
Being a good father and friend to my children.
I write-- mostly poetry, spoken word these days, but have written media critique columns, political essay, fiction (novels, short stories and screenplays) and all kinds of stuff. I belong to an immensely talented local writers group.
I also write haiku. Sometimes smutty ones.
I spend a good deal of free time working with others to attempt to make this world a slightly, if not significantly, better place. It needs all the help it can get.
Keeping drama in my life to a minimum.
Finding amazing, fun and talented people to add to my circle of friends.
Back and foot massages :)
Kissing. No really. You should be too.
My voice which has been described as a cross between "Porno" and "Nicholas Cage". I am undecided how I feel about this.
I am told I "smell nice." But unless we meet sniffing each other, that probably won't be the first thing you notice. Although I am open to an initial sniff- if that's your thing.
Writers: Vonnegut, Atwood, Gibson, Dick, Bukowski, Cummings, Milne, Fuentes, Lessing, Aristophanes.
Movies: Casablanca, Blade Runner, The Hunger, Scorsese, Coppola, Kurosawa, Cohen Bros, Lumet, Marx Brothers, Documentaries
Musics: The Replacements, REM, 16 Horsepower, Sade, Coltrane, Heather Nova, Polly Harvey, Tom Waits, Emmylou Harris, Blondie, Reverend Horton Heat, The English Beat, Elvis Costello, The Ramones, Bob Marley, Radiohead, ELO, The Circle Jerks, etc.
Television: Greg The Bunny, Firefly, Stewart/Colbert, Deadwood, The Wire, Battlestar Galactica, Extras, Max Headroom, The Larry Sanders Show, Home Movies, Daria, Ghost In The Shell, Treme, Ricky Gervais, PBS, Nat Geo, Cowboy BeBop.
FOOD: BRUNCH!!!! Italian! Mexican! Asian! American! Anything! I don't eat meat, fish or poultry. That doesn't mean you can't though and honestly there's almost always something for me somewhere except for a ribs joint or steakhouse. I may pass at that.
Slow or at least lethargic food only please. Raw, locally sourced, and fresh desirable!
Beers and BackScratches
(No particular order)
Clear night skies in the middle of fucking nowhere
Quality Toilet paper
How I can pack in as much travel and friends as possible.
How to resolve the dilemma between violent ignorance and free speech.
How to make the pearfect Pearjito.
What my next poem will be about and how to improve the ones I've written.
and figuring out brunch plans for the weekend.
Fixing dinner and getting ready to settle in- saving energy for a fun weekend.
I have a hard time deciding between Cucumber-Melon and Gardenia body wash. Rosemary-Mint is mandatory.
let your loooove come down! (If you like Marvin Gaye)
You're a really good kisser and you like to do it a lot
You think Trygaeus' conversation with Hermes in Aristophanes' "Peace" makes total and complete sense as to why the Gods have abandoned humans (or if you don't mind hearing the condensed story)
If you'll crack me up.
You are equally comfortable with intelligent thoughtful discussions and really silly inanity
You are genuine, outgoing and sociable and enjoy sharing experiences regardless what they are and where they go.