62South Lancaster, United States
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My self-summary
Henry David Thoreau and I would have been great friends (on his less prudish days). Like HDT (not to be confused with HDTV) and the elephant's child, I approach the world with an insatiable curiosity (extra points if you get that allusion). This is no more true than when I'm in nature. Get me out on a trail and I'm keen to see who's there and to ponder what they're up to.

I also could not do without music and art and books and those other miracles that allow me to see (or hear or taste or whatever) the world through the imagination of another. So many universes to explore.

Speaking of miracles and the imagination of another -- the connection that can happen between human minds (and bodies) is about as miraculous as it gets. Marveling together at great music in the hands of a master -- at the alchemical transformation of blobs on a page into universes in sound. Teaming in the kitchen to work another alchemical transformation -- the translation of grain and yeast and liquid (the dough coming alive under our hands as we knead it) into a savory fragrant loaf of bread piping hot out of the oven begging to be sliced and slathered with butter. Hiking a mountain and feeling our muscles work against gravity as the breeze freshens on our sweaty faces, and reaping the reward of a 100-mile panorama, and tasting a tart handful of blueberries harvested from a windblown shrub, and glimpsing a warbler darting overhead. And recounting all these things later, in the cozy comfort of a cafe or couch. And anticipating more to come.

A nice little post and beam cottage with all the fixings (including a couple acres) would be okay by me too. With a cottage garden to match.
What I’m doing with my life
Getting the hang of living each moment. Doing and sharing what I love, and making a livelihood thereby.
I’m really good at
rattling off the botanical names of whatever plants might be in the vicinity. I'm something of a plant nerd.
The first things people usually notice about me
My physique (tall and long-limbed) and features are not standard guy-next-door, and my interests tend to be out of the mainstream too. Those are possibly what some people pick up on first.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
How many million characters do we get? My favorite book is usually the one I'm reading at the moment. Typically it's nonfiction, although I enjoy the occasional novel. I just finished James Lovelock's Gaia and am about to take up Mary Karr's Lit (it seems to be "short title" month). I also read the occasional newspaper or periodical (subscriptions include The Atlantic and The Economist).

As for tastes in music: anything with soul, in any genre. The Lowell Folk Festival is one of my favorite musical events, as are the numerous wonderful classical music festivals that bless this region. Introduce me to something new!

Ditto for food. I love all kinds. At home I'm happy to go vegetarian, but when I'm out I sometimes venture into omnivory.
Six things I could never do without
music, my children, words, the natural world, friends, love
I spend a lot of time thinking about
a welter of items that I hesitate to categorize, although children and friends and quotidian affairs figure rather high in the mix most days. On a more abstract plane, I muse quite a bit about the natural and human worlds and why things are as they are, and what my place is in this order that sometimes seems like chaos. And sex thoughts happen quite often. Confessions of a male.
On a typical Friday night I am
I prefer atypical Friday nights.
You should message me if
you feel like messaging me.
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