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My self-summary
(I don't think I'm as whacked as this thing makes me sound. And I have to edit down, but that takes time I don't have today, so it'll have to wait.)

Can somebody explain what this "match friend enemy" thing is all about? Does this mean that my 88% match is 7% likely to kill me . . . for friendship?

As of June, 2013, 2:29 am, something has just become clear: I'm becoming more of a clown as I get older. So this means I will probably reach maximum clowniosity in about 89 years (if my math is right), and that could be scary. Plus, being a clown doesn't go well with running for president of the United States. So mark that off my bucket list. So it goes.

[Had something about boxes, thinking, and the whole inside/outside issue, plus non-Euclidean geometry... blegghch]

^ What the hell am I talking about here?

And then . . .

As of May 2012, just out of graduate program.... I'm an economics and public policy junkie. Political economy. Be afraid! <<A year ago, still a politics and economics junkie. Plus medieval finance. Sheesh.

Still a writer, photographer in Brooklyn, but now a former animator. (Am I a lapsed animator? Yes.) Working on a public radio interview show at the moment.

Always seeking to be a creative free-spirit. I'm divorced and have two kids (10 yrs and 6 yrs) who live with their mother.

I try to take a wacky, progressive view on the world -- Daffy Duck meets Karl Marx meets Groucho. So I guess I aim to be Daffy Marx.

Love travel, always with camera equipment (sometimes a lot — record to date, 250 lbs — security people just laughed at me). I have a techie background that comes through in my visual work.

I'm politically progressive or left — and in the Euro sense, but I also have a libertarian streak. I take politics seriously, spend a lot of time thinking about it. I'm the kind of person who reads economics for pleasure, so.... (Also read poetry, history, fiction, graphic novels — which I'm happy to call comic books.)

I try to be creatively charged, spirited, open-minded.
What I’m doing with my life
Like Alice, I try to think at least two completely inconsistent thoughts before breakfast.

What I am doing with my life?! "What I am doing with my life." I'm trying to avoid dying before it's over. (That's a little dark, isn't it?)

With my life (as opposed to somebody else's), I'm doing art and social movement (not quite activism). After several years in broadcast television, I'm going back to grad school (already did one round) while still doing a lot of photography independently, especially landscapes and abstract work that plays with light and optics to socially and politically oriented work, especially regarding the environment and human rights.

I'm looking for more freedom to enjoy things.

I'm also hoping the space aliens find our little blue planet. Not the nasty aliens in Twilight Zone or War of the Worlds, but the nice & kooky ones in Looney Tunes.
I’m really good at
Photography, creating a mood or sense of atmosphere visually. I'm good at explaining the obscure stuff I understand to people who have little knowledge and don't really want to learn a whole lot but would like to understand. And I'm good with my hands.

Also good at math. Often useful. Didn't you need calculus today?
The first things people usually notice about me
I'm a little off-beat, slightly wacky, often dark sense of humor. Tall, glasses. Laugh loudly. Deep laugh, turns heads sometimes. Facial hair can vary wildly from week to week, hairstyle too, depending on how well I've cut my own hair. [Screech, sound of breaking glass again.]
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Current short list, in no particular order: Riddley Walker, The Road, Blood Meridian, Maus, Runaway Train, Paint It Black.

This could be a long list. Cormac McCarthy esp. Blood Meridian and The Road; graphic novels (comic books). Margaret Atwood's Oryx and Crake. Poetry of A. R. Ammons, John Ashberry, Walt Whitman, William Butler Yeats. Histories of people against the elements: Mayflower, the story of the Essex (the ship that inspired Melville to write Moby Dick), firsthand accounts of the mountain men (guys who explored the west, often alone, before the invasion).

Now on a bender over medieval economies and political institutions (yes, really).

Movies: Winter's Bone, Wild Strawberries, La Jetee, 12 Monkeys, Children of Men, You Can Count on Me, The Searchers, Unforgiven, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Au Revoir les Enfants, Grand Illusion, Dead Man, Celebration (Festen), Withnail and I, most Werner Herzog (like the way he thinks even though he sounds something something I can't put my finger on), Elephant, Gerry, Last Days (so a nice sample of Gus van Sant), Eraserhead, Darren Aronofsky, Tarkovsky (esp. Stalker; also love the book, Roadside Picnic), Terrence Malick... Is David Lynch already in my list?

Loved Memento until I looked to closely at just one frame.

Looney Tunes. A category all its own.

Music, almost anything goes: Patsy Cline, Beethoven, Mozart, Einsturzende Neubauten, Ministry, Mahalia Jackson, Aretha Franklin, Janacek, Bob Dylan, Beethoven's Große Fuge, 13th Century dance music, Leonard Cohen, Yael Naim, Stones, Sex Pistols.

A little of everything, but especially chocolate. Don't like the squash family. (The word "squash" says it all, I think.)
Six things I could never do without
a healthy disregard for foolish convention
Books (problem with books . . . a book problem)
good shoes and hiking socks
a good backpack (especially zippers that don't crap out)
chocolate (I really need to do with out the chocolate)
the green and blue world (trees, water, air)
the night sky
and books books books — 

six things. yep.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
The world, especially the visual world. Also politics and current events. My two kids.

Whether our species is going to make it.

Space aliens, and why they're avoiding out planet -- except for the weird, scary aliens, like Michele Bachmann.
On a typical Friday night I am
Could be anything, depending on how the week has gone. More often like to stay home on Friday evening and head out on Saturday. I'm not a huge fan of events featuring deafening noise — I've already lost some of my hearing.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
Is there a question on OKC that can be treated more lightly or more seriously and with greater possibility of misleading the reader? I have an answer, but what can be accomplished in stating it? I'll answer in an email or over a drink or tea or coffee for anyone interested.

The most private thing? Something to do with swimming.

Hey NSA! You gettin' this?

(The NSA would be really good at reverse engineering that whole match/friend/enemy thing.)
You should message me if
You like chicken soup — I make an astrophenomenal chicken soup. And a cake thing — "Chocolate Death." Or . . . you'd like to talk. Ask anything, I'll try to answer. . . . Because you want to send a message and don't want to use Western Union.
The two of us