Things about me:
Connections, conversation, community are really important.
I seek meaningful experiences.
I love laughter. And Love.
Kissing and touching fuels my soul.
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.
Always looking for live music in a small club/venue or outdoors
I enjoy learning about the world through other people's experiences and comparing notes when possible
I am working on being/staying/getting more fit.
I'm told I look confused in my photos. I don't photograph well. I may also actually be confused.
I am active working on making our communities better places to live.
I love my people.
And if we like each other, I want to love your people and I want you to love mine.
Running a food security non-profit start-up and working on making Portland a better place to live for everyone.
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.
Seeking more of everything.
Continually trying to become a better version of me.
Keeping drama in my life to a minimum.
Making time stop.
Finding amazing, fun and talented people to add to my circle of friends.
Being a good friend.
Being present even with messages flying all about.
Back, foot, and butt massages.
Learning a partner's body and needs.
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: Marvin Gaye, The Who, Kiesza, 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: Luke Cage (Holy shit), Steven Universe- Not too much else right now. Inspire me into watching what you like and lets get on the couch and check it out and wind up making out for three hours anyway.
Older favorites: 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 (almost)! Spicy please.
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!
Quality Toilet paper
Clear night skies in the middle of fucking nowhere
Still more kissing
What my next adventure might be.
How to make the world a better place.
How to make the pearfect Pearjito.
What my next poem will be about and how to improve the ones I've written.
How to see as many friends as possible as often as possible.
Trygaeus' conversation with Hermes in Aristophanes' "Peace" as to why the Gods have abandoned humans.
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.
My body isn't perfect (working on it) but I have received compliments like Magnificent, Beautiful, and Ridiculous.
You're a really good kisser and you like to do it a lot
If you'll crack me up.
The spirit moves you, let me groove you good
let your loooove come down! (If you like Marvin Gaye)
You are equally comfortable with intelligent thoughtful discussions and goofiness.
You are genuine and loving and enjoy sharing experiences regardless what they are and where they go.