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My self-summary
Only a few hours to 2015, and I want to bring in the New Year as I always do, in gratitude. Gratitude for surviving another turn around the sun, and gratitude to all those that visited my Profile and reached out to me last year. Profound apologies to those I failed to respond. It was inconsiderate and rude, something I would never countenance or consider if I was having a face to face conversation.

Even further on down the road. I slowly grok the OK Cupid bots but have yet to figure out how that leads to a connection. I've enjoyed lovely conversation with fellow travelers and like minded souls but for the most part have not leaped the gap between the ether and the real world. It's not that complicated, I've been brutally candid, my profile is transparent, I LOVE smart women and enjoy word play. I am creature of both mind and flesh and equally adept in engaging both. I don't live my life on OK Cupid but come here often. If you are local, curious or bored and want to stretch - reach out. The worst thing that could happen is you'll you'll have great stories to tell your friends. I prefer email to OK Cupid. If you contact me I'll share.

It’s all still true. Four turns around the sun since I posted my Profile have imparted some more nuanced and subtle flavors – hickory smoke and sweet chili sauce. LOL I should know better than to try and write on an empty stomach. Winter of 2014 finds me a little worse for wear, intact in the ways that matter, still blessed if not blissed. Days find me meditating on the distinction between listening and hearing.

Born Again hippie reinventing myself daily in the Pacific Northwest after decades in Southern California. After a lifetime of "doing" I choose "being". This choice had consequences in a substantially diminished material life, though I'm profoundly rich in time. I treasure the life of the mind and spend my days in quiet contemplation and service.

I am infinitely curious, reflexively generous, and seriously naughty
What I’m doing with my life
2015 and I've switched things up again. I remain active in service and focused on Make Craft. I'm still active in several area non-profits though I'm focused on Creative Re-Use and volunteerism. I continue to support Elder issues, mass transit though less active. I'm still refining a secular model of service to compliment the faith based models. I'm also refining a model of aging for those of us that didn't get it right; not enough savings, too much debt, no insurance, not enough exercise. A model for living that expands the notion of "The Commons" and social capital. I'm looking for a way for all of us grasshoppers to move forward.
I’m really good at
I'm really good at connecting the dots.

I also have good hands and am endlessly fascinated with how we are put together. In the past few years I've developed modest body working skills; massage, hot rock. Simple skin on skin touch can be profoundly healing and something I've embraced going forward.

While it's NOT the reason I'm on this site I want to be absolutely clear I really enjoy sex.
The first things people usually notice about me
Clothes on or clothes off LOL? Quick wit, very irreverent sense of humor - a bit of a chatterbox - know just enough about almost everything to get myself in trouble
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books: Fall/Winter 2014 have drifted back into reading for pleasure. I dusted off an E-reader a friend gifted me and I dove in head first. I LOVE being able to read in the dark and to bless these tired old eyes with whatever size text they need. I've easily read more books in 2014 the previous 3 years combined. Mostly speculative fiction and mystery - currently reading Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell, I read everything of Ian McDonald's I could get my hands on, Jim Butcher, reread everything by Collin Cotterill, John Burdett. Lots of books and articles on Make Craft - I'm learning about laser engraving, acrylics and Ouija boards. I finally got my entire library out of boxes and onto shelves, revisiting old friends from the 70's - ah the Seventies.

Poetry - Joe Bolten, Rumi, and Neruda. I'm reading a lot more on-line, not books so much as smart writing on The Atlantic Magazine site - Ta-Nehisi Coates, James Fallows and Derek Thompson. I also follow the writings of Soraya Chemaly and continue to follow the blogs of Seth Godin and Lloyd Kahn

James Lee Burke, Jim Butcher on the nightstand, alongside Rob Brezsny, The New Massage, The World's Best Massage Techniques, The Eyes of Understanding Kongo Minkisi - The Art of Renee Stout. Chris Guillebeau's $100.00 Startup lives in my daypack, a constant companion and inspiration

Equally comfortable with Vampire Romances or Andrew J. Bacevich

Water Touching Stone Elliot Pattison, Krakatoa the Day the World Exploded Simon Winchester, Isaac's Storm Erik Larson, Cookwise Shirley Corriher anything by Terry Pratchett or Martin Cruz Smith.

Movies - It's been a while since I've been to a theater with no kids and floors that are not too sticky but I like Hollywood Theater, Laurelhurst, Living Room - I saw Snow Piercer.

Terry Pratchett's Going Postal, Next in the Netfix cue are Hunger Games, Kingdom of Heaven, Golden Compass, Falling Down and Dune, the documentary Give Me The Banjo

Let the Right One In, The Fifth Element, Kamikaze Girls, Happy Feet, Harry Potter, Tomb Raider, Blade Runner, Enter the Dragon, What the Bleep Do We Know!?, The Mummy

TV Shows - recently I dipped my toe into American Horror Show, I'm watching Da Vinci's Demons. I'm good company to enjoy your ease with in the dark, under the covers with the sound and our minds turned down and I'm not too much of a Little Prince to get up and fix you a cup of hot cocoa or a hot water bottle.

South Park, SpongeBob SquarePants, Married with Children, Malcolm in the Middle, Iron Chef, Alton Brown, Paula Deen, Mario Batali, The Sopranos, Rome, Carnivale, Hgtv, Food Network, Comedy Central, Nick At Night, Dexter, Namaste Yoga

Music - I want to hear it LIVE - Cadigan's Corner Blues Jam Thursday evening, Pagan Jug Band Tuesdays at Ford Food and Drink, Love Gigantic, Dan Hailey anywhere.

Die Antwoord, Roger Miller, Bluegrass music, Goa trance, Simon Pit, Sneaker Pimps, Poe, The Knife, Def Leppard, Nirvana, Hole, Jimi Hendrix, AC/DC, Ravonettes, Alison Kraus, Dwight Yoakum, George Jones, Tammy Wynette, The Kendalls, Shania Twain, Bob Marley, Townes Van Zandt, Bassekou Kouyate, Amadou and Mariam, 13th Floor Elevators, The Black Hollies - 80's hair bands, Rai, World Beat.

Food: I don't eat red meat [habit not moral reasons, though I am questioning] otherwise Ill try almost anything. I like Vietnamese, Persian, Mexican, Italian, Thai and I want to learn a whole lot more about fermented foods, BBQ and smoked foods, Vegan and Raw food, Food Carts Portland, Artisinal bread, micro-brew

Interests: Creative ReUse, Decorative arts, Architecture, Books and Reading, Working Wood and Metal, Toys, Rolling ball, Make Magazine, Dwell, Make Craft, Alchemy, Slow Food, Magic, Wood turning, Quiet Companionship and Loud Sex ;-). I like women
Six things I could never do without
Touch, ice tea, pleasures of the flesh, Books, a cool bed, family
I spend a lot of time thinking about
women, sex, social capital, makecraft, the way things work, sex
On a typical Friday night I am
Lately I've been spending a lot more time in the shop, hanging out with young folks just making stuff.

These days I feel more like cocooning, reveling in the pleasure of touch than braving the horde but it can still go either way. A quiet night, home cooked meal, book or a movie, maybe scrabble and a good nights sleep or; Wild in the streets - pub crawl in Old Town followed by conversations with strangers you "shouldn't" be talking to or ducking into that place that everyone warned you about.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I like to push my limits - I have a much higher libido than most men my age and I'm not shy
You should message me if
All still true but I'd really like to step out of the interweb into touch space ... and sooner rather than later. You're curious, you're bored and want to stretch, step outside yourself.
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