I am interested in learning more about green practices, sustainability, natural living, cooperatives, machinery, engines, electricity, solar energy, ideology....
I am a musician -- have played clarinet for as long as I can remember, dabbled in many things, most recently Celtic (yes, I know, not the most traditional of instruments for that genre. Shock) -- love to sing -- along to the radio, karaoke, with others....music truly is the universal language.
I am interested in meaningful conversations with others -- to expand my point of view, to share my experiences, to move forward in my quest for greater knowledge
The year 2016 has been rich in opportunities to learn, grow, practice patience, stillness and grace. With a little 'are you FUCKING KIDDING ME?' thrown in for good measure. One major relationship in its death throes, another beginning and still I am very much intrigued by how we as humans structure our relationships. I am interested in interacting with a wide variety of people on many levels of intimacy, however for the time being I am not gathering new sexual partners per se. But, if you've ever known a poly person, nothing is ever written in stone. Things can and do change (and to be fair, dalliances with women fall to a category all their own and are welcomed always!!) - please, if something here catches your eye, do reach out!!
In my life I have traveled more than some; I very much enjoy the thrill of a new adventure. That being said, meeting someone new, who widens one's perspective or shines new light on the current reality, can have just as transformative an effect as a trip to the Amazon or two weeks backpacking through Europe. I have a somewhat restless soul and I'm always looking to be transported. Whether this is a mind shift or getting off a plane in Iceland - I crave the rush of the unknown and unexpected. That being said, I have not been to Iceland. However I HAVE traveled to Germany/Austria/Switzerland (with my 10th grade German class), Australia (as an exchange student w/ AFS), spent a semester in Ireland at the University of Limerick and also worked at the USS Arizona Memorial in Hawaii. A good start, but I am by no means finished!
NIN, Sarah McLachlan, Sheila Chandra, George Winston, Joss Stone, Daftpunk, Massive Attack, Dave Matthews, Drop Kick Murphys, Altan, Slayer, Supertramp, Donovan, Nick Cave, Swell Season, Delhi2Dublin, Joel Mabus, Josh Turner, Steppin In It, The Ragbirds, Julia Nunes, Metallica, to touch on my eclectic tastes. If it's done well, I'll probably enjoy it.
sushi, Thai, vegetarian, Italian, Chinese..... I'll pretty much try anything once!!
Just as I like well-crafted music, so too as it relates to writing. Currently reading 'Thd Silent Lure' - a murder mystery/thriller - I will have to get an official list of good books going, but for now it's all about entertainment. Mine.
-time spent outside
-people who challenge me
-water - ocean, lake, stream