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My self-summary
My friend sent me a pic of a shirt; "ride bikes and grow food", it read. That fits.

I love biodiversity above all, and try to act like it.
What I’m doing with my life
I'm trying to make the world a better place without allowing myself to stare into the abyss so much that I probably break down and cry-eye.

Wearing my carhartt on my sleeve.

If there's nothing left to do but fiddle as Rome burns, I want the song to be really fucking good.
I’m really good at
being modest, and quoting songs in daily conversation. Non-violent communication. Teaching. Entertaining kids. Fixing things. Cooking. Remembering things I've read or seen, faces, names, and details. Providing a bubble of safety to those around me. Creating real community! Confronting corporate death culture with humor and hope and shit.
The first things people usually notice about me
Hair and height. Or that I'm eloquent as... that one guy. You know; with the thingy.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
From Yale to Jail by David Dellinger (softcover version from Rose Hill Books...the hardcover was censored) Plan B 4.0, World on the Edge, and Full Planet, Empty Plates are available free online at , and sum up the current global situation, with solutions and a planetary budget. The Shock Doctrine by Naomi Klein(disaster capitalism). The LOTR trilogy, which seems useful primarily for the "return to the shire" segment in the last tome. Somebody write to me about that already, for pete's sake. I read Ralph Nader's Only the Super-Rich Can Save Us!, and it's a thought I've had myself in recent years. When a person with Nader's considerable experience and analysis concludes that only a well-funded intervention can save the planet, you know things are pretty dire. I like to read to people, by the way. Or sing-read in my worst Sean Connery impersonation. Chris Hedges is a great mind; I read his columns and books, despite the Christian thematic material. War is a Force That Gives Us Meaning is an earthquake. Empire of Illusion: The Death of Literacy and the Triumph of Spectacle is quite the ride as well(inverted totalitarianism)! His last chapter in Days of Disaster, Days of Revolt is a heavy hit. Helen Caldicott always rules. Kathy Kelly is a modern hero everybody should know and read. Ammon Hennacy's Book of Ammon, Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee, In the Spirit of Crazy Horse, A People's History of the United States, Excuse Me, Mr. President by Rick Paul Springer. Invisible Heroes is the best book on PTSD that I've read. Everything Arundhati Roy writes or says in interviews or addresses. The same is true for CodePink co-founder Medea Benjamin, Amy Goodman, Vandana Shiva, Cindy Sheehan, Snowden, Assange, and Chelsea Manning.

The film Manufacturing Consent had a significant impact on me, and I think it's important that people see it if they haven't the time or patience to read the book (by Chomsky and Herman). An Inconvenient Truth is vital as well. David Suzuki was in a documentary called Suzuki Speaks, and it sums up what I believe to be an accurate world view. I need to understand more about the role of visual media in society, and what its capabilities are for creating meaningful changes. I'm already all on top of the New Organizing Institute angle, but haven't thought about film, tv, and 'net films. Pan's Labyrinth. Being John Malkovich. Fight Club. UHF. Kingpin. The Princess Bride. Edward Scissorhands.

I like Democracy Now!, and GritTV, and the networks FreeSpeechTV and LinkTV, but I don't watch any regularly, have no TV, and don't stream stuff on a computer or netflix, etc. Not that I wouldn't, I just don't find or make the time when left to my own devices.

I nearly categorically adore Queen, The Dead Milkmen, and Joe Jack Talcum. Joni Mitchell's "Blue" album is delicious. Corrosion of Conformity's "Deliverance". They Might Be Giants are fun from time to time. Anthrax's "Sound of White Noise". Savatage, or Jon Oliva's Pain. I am a minor metal head, but only the good stuff. The three greatest instruments are, in no particular order, the human voice, distorted electric guitar, and pipe organ. The Roches. Beatallica. Nanci Griffith. Cat Stevens. Freedie Johnston. Bad music sucks, but I really like good music. Weird Al. I think listening to Bob Ross talk about painting qualifies. Billy Bragg's aminos. Must I paint you a picture?

Do you like American Music? (Violent Femmes) U. Utah Phillips.

Foods that are prepared with care(vegan) and consumed communally are best.

Maria Bamford, Sarah Silverman, Paula Poundstone, and Emo Philips are some people with whom I laugh.
Six things I could never do without
Intelligent discourse(community), active resistance, interactions with wilderness(belonging), playtime(fun), questions and answers, and music making. These are all the same, only the names have changed.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
The Climate Crisis, global warming, climate change, inverted totalitarianism, veganism, returning the atmosphere to pre-industrial carbon dioxide equivalent levels, reversing the extinction rates, fostering the expansion of biodiversity, civil rights, education, pollution, food and water security.

I also think about how songs are like tattoos, and how I've been to the sea before.

What I've done for a Klondike bar that I will not do again, but don't regret.

Improving diet via application of the nutritional information available at ; it's an amazing resource!
On a typical Friday night I am
I don't have typical Friday nights; the concept of the work week doesn't apply to me currently.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
You can see me 1/2 nude in the widescreen version of the Hollywood film, "Battle in Seattle" about 23 minutes in, on the left. I hope you find the electrical tape entertaining. (lesbian avengers Act UP San Francisco)

If the world were better off, I'd be a hairdresser/puppeteer/permaculturist/ musician/ecologist/teacher/composer.

The tyranny of my internal jukebox cannot be overstated.

I shed a tear at Toy Story 2, and X-Men 2, but not at either of the 3rds.

Growing up, my 'rents owned a belly dancing and singing telegram company.

I may quite like your profile, but not write to you. It's not you; it's me.

I can't get that ridiculous "Boobs in California" song from season 3 of Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt out of my head.
You should message me if
If you are currently behaving in a respectable manner as a global citizen, or aspire to.

You're well aware that life isn't just for getting, for taking, or for experiencing, but most meaningful when devoted to sharing.

You can stand my explanations to some of the questions.

If you are the eagle, and you live in high country.

You're vegan as fuck, understand the Climate Crisis(or want to), have Non-Violent Direct Action(NVDA)/Civil Disobedience CDexperience, are or want to be car-free, enjoy constructively mefussing shituff up, or think we have common interests or experiences. You have some degree of class consciousness. You'd like the idea of singing and reading and music making with somebody.

For folks who aren't American, and/or who have lived in a 3rd world situation, I salute you! I'm seriously open to relocating. New Zealand tops my short list. People already tied down to the US needn't be shy, and persons with children are welcome. Liberals, particularly"RPCV's", unless you're repentant, can move along.

It's beyond time to grow food, become energy independent, and build local community. Unfortunately, there's not another Earth to which we might relocate.

I'm expending a lifetime of effort towards creating a better world. If sharing in that doesn't sound wonderful to you, I shouldn't, either.

Message me if you'd like to be my neighbor. Won't you please? (That's a Mr. Rogers' Neighborhood reference, for those who wonder what the hell I'm talking about.)

anticapitalista anticapitalist
lactivism, intactivism, unschooling,
and attachment parenting if any.
single payer healthcare
certified permaculturist permaculture
nerd geek

doomerdating/doomer dating

DON'T message me if you love NPR.
The two of us