bigislandlove
45 Oakland, United States
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My self-summary
Today I live and work in the Bay Area, but my near-term goal is to return to my community and tea farm in lush, cool, green, rural Hawaii, with the right woman, to live well and raise a low-carbon-footprint child.

Hawaii is my real home, so I've got to be really open about that up front: What I bring to our relationship is a patch of land, which I've worked on for most of my life, which produces, among other things, tea, food, beauty, and community, and it can also do many things which we can co-create, but realistically, I cannot leave it. So: Must Love Hawaii. If we date and like each other, quite soon I'll invite you to come visit home and see for yourself.

I am geeky enough that there is an xkcd comic about me, if you are geeky enough to know what that is. I have studied the arc of the world closely enough to see that the conventional (fossil) economy will shrink, so I am preparing for the long transition to come (a big plus if you've heard of the permaculture, transition, or resilience movements), not just materially, but with a loving community. I am affectionate, outgoing, stable, mature, and emotionally available. I have a secure attachment style.
What I’m doing with my life
Getting ready. Either on the mainland earning money (software engineer, laser scanning), or home planting fruit trees and making compost and biochar. Building a stable place so so that no matter what happens or where in the world we go, or our children go, there is always a Home to return to.
I’m really good at
writing code, making compost, making maps, 3d geometry, bicycling, growing food, geography, sequestering carbon, nurturing soil, conversation, seeing the big picture, trusting, being honest.
The first things people usually notice about me
My long hair. I know, it's completely out of fashion for men. I'd probably let it go if a serious partner found me more attractive without it.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Slow, arty movies - Kurosawa, Jarmusch. Documentaries. I find some of Werner Herzog's work hysterically funny.
Music, particularly melodic trance as I was a raver in the 90s, but also ambient, idm, synthpop, shoegaze, techno-tribal and bits of everything across the spectrum. To toss out some names: Slowdive, Boards of Canada, Flying Saucer Attack, Loop Guru, Aphex Twin, FSOL, Orbital, MBV, Shpongle, Swirlies, William Orbit, Blonde Redhead, Dead Can Dance, Freescha, Massive Attack, (early) Stereolab, Mermen, Ulrich Schnauss, Beats Antique. I'd be impressed if you've heard of Durutti Column. I'm also a child of the 80s, so it's difficult not to sing along with any cure/smiths/police/neworder/depeche/etc. song.
Food: I'm a locavore omnivore, more foodist than foodie.
I like everything about language (wordplay and puns, humor like engrish, etymologies, foreign languages), geography, world history, and so on.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
the arc of worldwide energy sources, how this will affect everyone, and how to prepare... you know the cliche about considering the next 7 generations? I don't think anyone can do that, but I can at least try to make things livable for the next 2-3 generations or so, and (hopefully) limit the fraction of the biosphere we (as a species) are going to take down with us. This stems from my deep, spiritual, heart connection to the earth.
On a typical Friday night I am
Probably online, doing something geeky like editing OpenStreetMap or improving Wikipedia articles. That would change if I had a partner to do things with - perhaps that's you!
In the past few years, I have been sometimes attending ecstatic dance, mostly in Oakland on Sundays.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I own a plush vampire squid (Vampyroteuthis infernalis). Yes, it's very cuddly. I'll admit much more in person.
You should message me if
you are a statistical outlier. For some sociological reasons, it seems that women don't message men on okcupid, but please, defy the conventions and send me a note.
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