I work in the social services field where I've been for several years, and live in Santa Monica with my trusty dog--Butternut. I like my porch cactus garden, independent films, and Democracy Now! from New York, in the early mornings.
I've worked at some different jobs in my life, like sports writing, then news writing and radio journalism; I've worked at the famed Bodhi Tree Bookstore, and am a peace and justice activist.
Over the years, I've traveled; walked cities of Tokyo, Managua, hitchhiked to Skopje after walking Athens; taken a train thru England in Winter, to Glasgow from London, and the Faslene Peace Camp-- walked in Rio, Vienna, London, Mexico, Zurich, Bern, Tel Aviv, and Dubrovnik. I've been in much of the US and some of the South, and I'm sort of proudly from Omaha, Nebraska.
Here in SoCal, I like to travel by light rail, Amtrak, by walking, bus, bicycle, or car to a favorite restaurant or museum.
Am decidedly left wing, but as someone once said--I'm not necessarily trying to change the world, but am more interested trying to keep it from changing me.
I've managed small non-profits in the past. Now, I'm working for a fine local non-profit which serves the homeless and low income population. I like radio--not much commercial TV, though I watch sometimes.
and popping good popcorn in a pan.
*please send a message if your interested to meet or write. I can't tell from any "likes" I may get. Thx.
Frontline, Inside Llewyin Davis, All Is Lost,
The Square, 20 Feet From Stardom,
Dirty Wars, Wings of Desire, Duck Soup, Five Broken Cameras, Oh Brother Where Art Tho, Searching for Sugarman, The Gatekeepers, and..... Young Frankenstein.
the NYT, LA Times, and
Gil Scott Heron,
Leonard Cohen, Rodriguez, Patti Smith, Joan Baez,
Ozomatli, Tom Morello, Steve Earl,
Joe Cocker, Phil Collins,
Richie Havens, Luka Bloom, Bruce Cockburn,
....Beethovens's 9th and 5th, Brahms.
The Lathe of Heaven, (Le Guin),
One Country, Ali Abunimah,
Cooked, Michael Pollan;
The God Delusion (Dawkins),
Incognito (Eagleman)-about neuroscience,
Edward Snowden, Glenn Greenwald,
.....Prof. Richard Wolff, Prof. Michael Parenti, Cornell West, Barbara Ehrenreich, Bill Moyers--
Tariq Ali, Arundhati Roy, Dorothy Day,
Robert Bly, and Tich Nhat Hahn.
* my dog
* quality socks
* rye and sour dough
* my close friends
Things I could do without:
* The OkC phrase: "People say I look younger than I am...."
--Nelson Algren, author
Hanging out with Butternut, the dog. Listening to music.
and you have a social conscience.
.....you think you're clever, funny, insightful....or you can appreciate that in a partner when it happens.
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