I try to balance that part of my life with other joy, such as time with friends cooking and sharing meals, making things, being outside, deeply relaxing, seeking out art and inspiration, getting freaky on the dancefloor, and developing my farm and farm based businesses. I have gardens, ducks, and chickens to help keep it real also.
I am a hustler for life, educated by the need to be one. If you don't know/accept the wolf in you, you probably will not like/(imagine enemies with) the wolf that I know that I am. I believe honesty is necessarily feral. I am unnerved by the fully domesticated.
I have been a carpenter, holistic health practitioner, and have recently transitioned to market farming as a full time livelihood. I continue to look for opportunities to make working for the health of plants, animals, humans and micro-fauna, also earn dollars to pay bills. Fruit and Vegetables, grown organically and then some, are a good and wholesome hustle. Right livelihood is very important to me. Working with my hands is a main mode for me/my intuition to access the world and the unknown.
Along the path I look for bright minds and powerful hearts to connect with, learn from, and hopefully be chosen family with.
I am also trying to get myself into a multi-family farm situation.
Being outside. (aka camping/ wilderness/wildcrafting)
Inviting people to dream a new dream.
Gardening (Bio-Intesnsive) and Permaculture Design/Instruction.
Bodywork. (human bodies, as in Massage Therapy, Energy balancing)
Being a friend through stormy weather.
Tinkering/inventing, making things out of other things/ new possibilities from familiar materials/ something from nothing* (once in a while ;)
Cooking, especially soups& stews.
Carpentry/Masonry/Claybuilding/Remodeling/Edible Landscaping/ I'm learning to weld...
Finding good bargains and haggling. Especially over rusty metal. Using my hands. Letting my intuition use me/ with my hands.
Sometimes people say my eyes. I like that.
it mostly depends on what they have the eyes to see ;)
The Plague, Albert Camus
The Invisible Man, Ralph Ellison
Autobiography of Malcom X, Alex Haley & Malcom
Don't Push the River (it flows by itself), Barry Stevens
Notes to Myself, Hugh Prather
Flight of the Eagle, Jiddu Krishnamurti
Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee, Dee Brown
A Language Older than Words, Derek Jensen
The Will to Change, bell hooks
Still Life with Woodpecker, Tom Robbins
Movies- in order of experience
rainbow brite series
arjuna: earth warrior princess
wings of desire
I <3 huckabees
me, you, and everyone we know
before night falls
the good times kid
If you don't know me, I like Bruce Springsteen. Yea. tramps like us... Lately I'm rockin a lot of Little Dragon and Lykke Li. I am impressed with Those Darlins. In general I am nostalgic for the 90's. I like dance-y gender queer shit like
Lou Reed, David Bowie, Prince... and the talking heads and david byrne, and the Velvet Underground and Peaches.
Lately I've been getting into house music in KC (I like to dance, see above) and I am tired of the mediocre funk&soul scene in my town.
I make excellent soups. Salads (from my garden), and sauces.
I like to stir fry and make curries, and approximations of different foods I've eaten in central america.
I eat with the seasons, generally... (and the garden).
I am learning to prepare lively fermented foods.
If you can cook better than I can, you'll have my attention. Not that I am the greatest, just pretty dang good. If you are way better than me, or just have some totally different repertoire, my ... ahem...curiosity.. will be aroused.
I do my best to avoid wheat.
Family, like a pack of wolves. Though not often by blood.
Laughter. Especially at myself or with familiars about ourselves.
Communion with the natural world.
Dance and celebration. Play.
Justice and Peace.
Solidarity with those who know for themselves what they have at stake and the value of what we gain together.
oops thats seven. but perhaps that number is magic and I don't give a fuck about rules for rules sake.
Communion and intimacy with chosen family.
Privilege and Power.
How to build community and popular power.
The patch of ground I've got a 2' deep and 6' high relationship with.
Life before birth, and after death.
The trajectories of life possibilities as they evolve.
That this is my idea of fun! Haha!
What to eat.
Climate change, Earth Transition, and Human transformation.
What I look like.
And that my whole body is the continuing explosion of the Big Bang. This is Big Banging!