45 Oakland, United States
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My self-summary
I'm energetic, idealistic, kind, compassionate, and I enjoy laughing and making others laugh. I love deep stimulating conversations and exploring/discussing a variety of unconventional topics, be they philosophical, political, social, or spiritual in nature. I'm also extremely passionate about my writing and advocacy work on issues related to social, environmental and economic justice (among others).

My desire to effect positive change in the world and shift the current paradigm is a driving force in my life - which is to say I'm very happy with what I do and the reasons I do it.

I enjoy dancing and social gatherings - from film festivals to political conferences to dinner and dance parties. But just as much as I can serve as a party catalyst, I am as easily comfortable chilling for the night...and just being in the moment, whether alone, with friends, or a date.

I played a lot of competitive sports (basketball, tennis, volleyball)in the past, but don't nearly as much as I would like anymore. I love film, music, nature, reading, writing and asking big questions and seeking big answers...and constantly questioning the "accepted Matrix".

I don't take life too seriously (certainly not the small stuff), and never let the great challenges of the planet, or my life specifically, take away from all the joy and beauty we are offered while alive, here and now. The world is simply a better place the more love, compassion and happiness there is in it. So its a win win :)
What I’m doing with my life
I recently returned (June 2014) from a 31/2 month visit with my father in Baja (no phone or tv) helping with his whale research. Namely, tracking them, photo identifying them (to prove why we need to protect this birthing area from development), and if we're lucky, even swimming with them (and with dolphins and sea lions).

More generally, I see life as an ever expanding opportunity to evolve consciously, emotionally, spiritually and intellectually...and become a better, wiser, and more enlightened human being in the process....and have a whole lot of fun while doing it.
I’m really good at
Writing/communicating/teaching, making people think, question, and care about things they might otherwise not have, inspire, make people laugh and have a good time, seeing the big picture, connecting dots that others all too often miss, dancing, playing certain sports, and learning life's lessons....
The first things people usually notice about me
My passion to better the world, energy, intelligence and humor (I would say anyway) :)
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books: American Gods, Catch 22, Life of Pi, Peoples History of the United States, 1984, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, Confessions of an Economic Hitman, The Best Democracy Money Can Buy, Jitterbug Perfume, Lord of the Rings, Brave New World, Food of the Gods.

Movies: Blade Runner, The Matrix, The Dark Knight, Dr. Strangelove, One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest, Raiders of the Lost Ark, The Empire Strikes Back, Donnie Darko, LA Confidential, Star Trek (reboot...and Wrath of Khan), Orwell Rolls in His Grave, The Corporation (and lots of other documentaries), A Midnight Run, Fletch, The Cohen Brothers (almost everything they do).

Shows: Mr. Robot, Fargo, Walking Dead, Vikings, Preacher, Fortitude, Game of Thrones, Ray Donovan, Last Week with John Oliver, Archer, The Simpsons, South Park, The Walking Dead, American Dad.

Past Shows: Battlestar Galactica (The reboot), Deadwood, Six Feet Under, Star Trek, The West Wing, Arrested Development, The Wire, Parks and Recreation, Breaking Bad, Colbert Report.

Music: House (esp. funky, dirty), funky breaks, Classic Rock (i.e. Led Zeppelin, Beatles, Creedence Clearwater, Fleetwood Mac, Pink Floyd, The Doors), Public Enemy, Digable Planets, Eric B and Rakim, James Brown, U2, Old Van Halen, Steely Dan.
The six things I could never do without
Music, passion, family, friends, justice, the earth/environment..
I spend a lot of time thinking about
How to positively shift the current dying paradigm, how to evolve as a human being, the meaning of life and our connection to the universe, women (being with them physically and learning from them...as they are the yin to our yang), justice in all its forms, spirituality, subjects of a "paranormal nature", ethics/philosophy/morals, and how great art, speech, and writing can so move me...and all that kind of good stuff.......
On a typical Friday night I am
Often with friends, either dancing, renting movies/ordering out food, or having cocktails/dinner party, just chilling on my own...reading, writing, or just watching the best stuff I can find on television or video. Or perhaps going to some kind of event - usually political, artistic, or social movement related.