Besides my friends and family, my passion in life is stories. I love to write (although it has been awhile) but stories come to me in all forms - music, movies, television, books, comics, storytellers... I guess I must have some escapist tendencies.
Spending time in Nature is pretty important as far as enjoying the awesome beauty present in forests, mountains, lakes, and oceans but also to recharge, relax, and connect to my spirit. I love to have friends along the way and would love to have a special guy to share my tent with.
Spiritually, I resonate mostly with Wicca and eclectic Celtic paganism. By no means am I currently tied to any one "tradition" and have been struggling to not assume those that are too strict are a tad elitist. I think each person's connection to the Divine (and I don't mean *that* Divine, unless of course, she's your thing... lol...) or lack thereof is a personal journey and your higher self is likely your best guide.
I am a firm believer that faith and science are both requisite experiences for us to explore in our time here and while I am often a skeptic I always have believed in the most fantastic of things. Another of my quizzical contradictions, I suppose!
I worked in call center account and operations management for about 9 years before moving to Seattle by way of Wisconsin. I was raised in Nebraska and travel back frequently to visit family and friends.
I attempted a BFA in Creative Writing and Medieval English Lit ages ago and then came back to college in my older years to get a Bachelor's Degree in Herbal Sciences and a Doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine. Since then I have combined my management and medical experience into a rather satisfying career as a manager for a non-profit community health center.
I am also quiet in a crowd.
Bands: Iron Maiden, Project Pitchfork, Doro, Twilight Singers, PJ Harvey, Loreena McKennitt, Heart, Stevie Nicks, King Diamond, old Queensryche - you know, metal, rock 'n roll, witchy pagan stuff, gothic rock, some darkewave, and I admit - some old country stuff. I will totally geek out to Journey if left unchecked.
Books: Fantasy and Horror (Oh and if you can combine them? Squeeee!). I also have a ton of pagan books and books on herbalism and natural health. My favorite books are Catmagic by Whitley Strieber, The Dark Tower Series (as well as Eyes of the Dragon and IT) by Stephen King, The Wheel of Time series by Robert Jordan, The Kushiel trilogy by Jacqueline Carey, The Vampire Chronicles by Anne Rice, Griffin and Sabine by Nick Bantock, The Most Haunted House in England by Harry Price, The Mists of Avalon by Marion Zimmer Bradley, and anything HP Lovecraft ever wrote.
I used to really be into the Star Trek Next Generation and Forgotten Realms books but there were too many to keep up with. With some editorial direction changes at DC Comics about 3 years ago, I pretty much only read scifi comics from Image now. I used to collect probably 20+ titles a month until they went down the drain. It should be noted I am a complete geek for Batman.
Movies: Hedwig and the Angry Inch, The Shining, The Haunting (1963), In the Mouth of Madness, Star Trek (new), The Crow, The Exorcist, Romy and Michele's High School Reunion, To Wong Fu, Heathers (!!!!), Serial Mom, Across the Universe, Girls Will Be Girls, Dead Man, Legend, The Last Unicorn, Spirited Away, Shakes the Clown, Lost Boys, Goonies, Hot Fuzz, Harry Potter, Blair Witch Project, Mixed Nuts, The Muppet Christmas Carol, The House of Yes, and the Secret of Kells.
Shows: Lost, Twin Peaks, It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, Dr Who, The Catherine Tate Show, Little Britain, Game of Thrones, Dexter, Nashville, Justice League cartoons, The Simpsons, South Park, Archer, Carnivale, Jericho, Battlestar Gallactica, Daily Show, Colbert Report, Arrow, Bob's Burgers, Defying Gravity, Kyle XY, Legend of the Seeker, Xena, Buffy, Modern Family, Strangers With Candy, Jamie Oliver's Food Revolution, The Office, Walking Dead, American Horror Story.
Food: I am mostly vegetarian but I loves me some fried chicken - also occasional turkey and seafood. Never pork, beef, other red meat. Italian, Mexican, Thai are my favorite cuisines.
Something else that is rather private and weird to share in the modern, urban dating landscape is that I am a bit of a romantic. In a long-term mate I am looking for a man who is willing to walk beside me in a balanced partnership, particularly emotionally. Someone with who we will always work to meet each other halfway. If you get what I am talking about here, then cool. I also don't function well in a relationship that is wide-open, sexually. I think clear boundaries are critical and realistic, and like relationships could perhaps change over time, but I border on monogamous which is a relationship death knell these days it would appear. I say "border" because, well you know, we all have our fantasies. ;-)