40 Snohomish, United States
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My self-summary
First of all, I do have a girlfriend with whom I am monogamous and we're very happy together, and I truly am actually just on here to possibly make new friends. So I just wanted to get that established from the get-go.

I believe in the interconnectedness of all anti-oppression work because the intersectionality of oppression requires us to fight all of it all at the same time. Racism, sexism, classism, speciesism, homophobia, biphobia, transphobia, etc. are all interconnected like interlocking puzzle pieces, and therefore when doing anti-oppression work you can't make social progress in one area (like animal rights) at the expense of another (setting back women's rights), which is a lesson I really wish PeTA would learn.

I'm an ethical vegan, I teach high school English (including a Sci Fi class), and I read a lot. I enjoy all kinds of movies, hiking, walking, cooking, talking about current events, history, philosophy, politics, etc. I believe in working for animal and human rights. I'm an atheist. I'm pretty complicated and I find it difficult to sum myself up in a few paragraphs. I've written a sci fi novel that I have yet to get published. I'm not particularly materialistic. I enjoy karaoke, board games, and social satire. I have a wonderful, supportive family, great friends and co-workers, and I love the Pacific Northwest.
What I’m doing with my life
I'm teaching kids and trying to support every good cause I can to make the world better for human and non-human animals, including protecting the environment. I'm trying to increase my own knowledge of the multiverse every day and be there for my family and friends to help and support them in any way they need. Also, I am having fun, as you can see from this lip synch performance:
I’m really good at
Drawing, paper mache, writing, teaching, conversing about things that matter to me, making simple yet delicious vegan meals, making people laugh.
The first things people usually notice about me
I've had a few people tell me my eyes.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Too many to list, but a sampling would be:
Books: The Phantom Tollbooth, Diet for a New America, the Harry Potter books, anything by Stephen King, Alice Walker, John Steinbeck, or Mark Twain, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven, Black Boy, The Great Gatsby, Fahrenheit 451, Their Eyes Were Watching God, Death by Black Hole, Lord of the Flies ...
Movies: The Blues Brothers, The Goonies, Star Wars (original trilogy), Star Trek franchise movies, Ferris Bueller's Day Off, Get Low, Mr. Smith Goes to Washington, Mr. Deeds Goes to Town, Dr. Strangelove, A Nightmare on Elm Street (original), Halloween (original), The Woman in Black, The Color Purple, Sleepy Hollow, The Nightmare Before Christmas, Once Upon a Time When We Were Colored, One False Move, Iron-Jawed Angels, Aliens, Kingpin, Philadelphia, The Joy Luck Club, The Truman Show, The Matrix, Cloud Atlas, Playing By Heart, Better Than Chocolate, Like Water for Chocolate, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, E.T., Raiders of the Lost Ark and Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, Edward Scissorhands, Roger & Me, Capitalism: A Love Story, Primal Fear, Keeping the Faith, Chloe, Meet the Parents, Cyrus, The Dark Knight, The Avengers, the original Spiderman trilogy, Being John Malkovich, The Evil Dead franchise, Bram Stoker's Dracula, Something's Gotta Give, Glory, Bruce Almighty, Monster's Ball, Bringing Up Baby, Monkey Business, And Then There Were None, almost any movie directed by Peter Jackson, Revolutionary Road, Blade Runner, Serenity, Pixar movies, almost anything directed by Wes Anderson or Alfred Hitchcock or Kathryn Bigelow or Joss Whedon or Penny Marshall, Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz ...
TV shows: The Daily Show, The Nightly Show, The Simpsons, The Walking Dead, The Flash, Arrow, Legends of Tomorrow, Supernatural, Gotham, Doctor Who, The Big Bang Theory, Bones, Modern Family, Blackish, Bob's Burgers, iZombie, Game of Thrones
Food: anything good and veganlicious.
The six things I could never do without
My family and friends
Cuteness (kittens, puppies, etc.)
Intellectual stimulation
Being able to spend time out appreciating Nature
I spend a lot of time thinking about
The human condition
The state of the world
My life: past, present, future
Injustice, oppression, and how to reduce them
The environment
What-if hypothetical scenarios
The people for whom I care and whom I love
The universe/multiverse
The nature of reality
Science and technology
On a typical Friday night I am
At home, either reading or perusing the Internet or watching a movie.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
The reason I left my wife and that we got divorced is because she was verbally, emotionally, and psychologically abusing me and I finally realized she was never going to change.
You should message me if
you are vegan (or vegetarian), and you are interested in being friends with me.