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My self-summary
I am always curious, kind and courteous. I am fearless but not reckless. I am a work in progress and a fast learner. I know the difference between there, their and they're.... not your average primate.


I am creative and can fix things.. I talk to animals and though I am pretty sure they don't understand me, I do think they catch the drift. I am a prankster. I am opinionated but tolerant of others' views. I will be honest with you no matter what you ask me. I enjoy talking politics, art, film or the meaning of life. I make fun of myself a lot. I am not a consumer but I collect things that others find no value in. I appreciate art and beauty in found things. I hold the door open for others to pass through. I am good in a crisis. I love dogs, cats and just about any other poor hairy creature. Zoos make me sad. I am smart as well as a smart ass. I've got good style. Personality is kind of a cross between Spalding Gray, Tyrion Lannister and David Cross. It takes a lot to shock me.

I am enchanted, slanted, and slightly askew

What I’m doing with my life
Sometimes a little and sometimes allot.

Fine art and actually getting paid for it...

Staying in shape so I do not misshapen.

Dreaming of a prefab modern house on a piece of land with various animals running about....

Sleeping deeply ....
I’m really good at
Building things, fixing things, designing things, photographing things, tying knots around things... I can cook pretty well. I am usually good at picking movies and gifts. Talking things out. Complimenting you on your shoes and how nice you look... Being irreverent. Showing up. Meditating for extremely long periods of time. Roller skating.
The first things people usually notice about me
My deep skepticism....
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Love me some podcasts: The Moth, Radiolab, 99% invisible, TBTL, Studio 360, Savage Lovecast, On The Media, New Yorker: Out Loud, Slates Culture Gabfest, Professor Blastoff, To The Best Of Our Knowledge, The Dana Gould Hour .....

The last great books I read were:

On Photography, Susan Sontag
Sex at dawn, Cacilda Jethá and Christopher Ryan
Hold Still - Sally Mann
Tuesdays with Morrie, Mitch Albom
The Road, Cormac McCarthy
House to House, David Bellavia
GUIDE TO ESSENTIAL KNOWLEDGE : New York Times desk reference,
The End of Oil, Paul Roberts
City of Quartz, Mike Davis
New York Trilogy, Paul Auster Ficciones, Jorge Luis Borges
Post Office, Charles Bukowski
When Things fall Apart, Pema Chodron
Sexus, Henry Miller
The Magicians, Lev Grossman
Seven Story Mountain, Thomas Merton.
Drama Of The Gifted Child, Alice Miller
A Game of Thrones - A Song of Ice and Fire - George R Martin

Movies: Some all time favorites...Breaking Glass, Withnail and I, Evil Dead, American Movie, Harold and Maude, The Graduate, Straight Time, Who's afraid of Virginia Wolf.... Hal Hartly films...mostly his early ones....Happiness, Goodfellas, The Lives of Others, Amour.

TV: Game of Thrones, Boardwalk Empire, Art 21, The Wire, Six Feet Under, Wire in the Blood, Veep, Tim & Eric Awesome Show, The Mighty Boosh, Louie, Nurse Jackie.

Saw a vampire film awhile back, even though I am not really into vampire films all that much....It was called LET THE RIGHT ONE IN.... Swedish and slow....Like a Bergman film...It was great.
Hell, let's just say I like dark, humorous film makers, which could be anything from the Cohen Brothers to Todd Solondz to David Lynch. (although I thought INLAND EMPIRE was pretty much unwatchable)

Elvis Costello, Neko Case,Pavement, X, Amanda Palmer, Black Flag, Arcade Fire, Blitzen Trapper, Bikini Kill, Peaches, The Clash, The Sex Pistols, XTC, Elliot Smith, Led Zeppelin, John Coltrain, Johnny Hartman, Fleet Foxes, Joni Mitchell, Fleetwood Mac, Al Green, Gillan Welch, Guided by Voices, The Zombies, The Kinks, Lucinda Williams, Billy Bragg, Public Enemy, Marvin Gaye, Miles Davis, Stereolab, The National, Broken Social Scene....

Food. ....these are some of my favorite places in the bay area..... Rivoli, Cesar, Nopa, Pizzaiolo, Doña Tomás, Range.
Six things I could never do without
Animals... mostly domesticated!
Humor (on the dark side)
My Dutch bike
Chuck Taylors
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Why most people lack common sense and do things that are ultimately not in their best interest..or ours.
On a typical Friday night I am
I don't really live my life in pursuit of this day.....
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
This is the internet...I do not share such private things.
You should message me if
If you are sweet and sarcastic.
If you like to make out!
If you are mostly unafraid.
If you are kind of a fool.
If you are a kind fool.
If you are ok with being alone sometimes.
If you can be as quiet as you can be loud.
If you can appreciate irreverence and a gallows humor.
If you found any of the above to your liking?
The two of us