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My self-summary
I was born in Houston and grew up in a small town in southern Louisiana called Opelousas that is in the heart of Cajun country. Although I grew up in Cajun country, I'm not Cajun; I'm Louisiana Creole.

I'm a huge fan of games: Board Games, Card Games, Video Games, and anything else to exercise the mind. Although, I generally do not have the time to play them.

I'm nontheist. I do not recognize a rational concept of god, but I'm open to someone conceiving one. Although the traditional concept would not fit. I'm not supportive of any supernatural concepts. They simply contain no meaning for me.

That said I do consider myself religious. Religion comes from the latin "religare" meaing to rebind and the procedural suffix "-ion". In essence, religion is the process of rebinding. This includes the rebinding of a group into a functioning community and the elements of one's mind into a functioning psyche. I covenant my religious inclinations around the concepts of free will, individualism, and discord.

Discord is vital to human growth. Without it, we settle into a mind-stultifying association with only those people and views that we already know and understand.

Philosophically, I'm extropian which is a more well-defined form of transhumanism.

Politically, I am libertarian. Libertarianism is in favor of as small and least coercive of a government as possible. Leaning anarchist, I believe that it is possible to remove every last vestige of coercion from government eventually; thus leaving something purely voluntary in place. Although, I expect this to happen slowly.

I am polyamorist. I am married and have a six year old son. I will be keeping nothing secret from my wife. She has known that I am polyamorous since we first met. She is polyamorous as well. In the future, we would like to grow a family to include an additional spouse or two. So, polyamory is important to me.

I am also very strongly bisexual. That's right I'm a bisexual male. I find people that try to argue that I don't exist tiresome.

I'm a yoga instructor and I own a small studio geared towards private instruction. (My wife is now a web developer.) I am a strong proponent of yoga and am very experienced tailoring yoga sequences to individual needs.
What I’m doing with my life
Right now, I have an established small business and a new baby. Also, I have an eight year old son. He really is great and loves people.

I teach kids yoga, adult yoga, and am a laughter yoga leader. I primarily operate my business on an appointment basis. This causes my causes my schedule to be fairly amorphous. So, please don't take my schedule personally.

My wife has completed her degree in math and is now a web developer.

I'm trying to start a religious congregation called The First Libertarian Fellowship covenanting around the concepts of free will, individualism, and discord but without any creedal obligations. This is proving to be as difficult as I anticipated, but I keep plugging along.

I plan to found a school patterned off the Sudbury Valley School , but that's still in the conceptual stages. I currently homeschool and have a new baby, but plan to revisit this when time and money allow.

I currently organize the
Metro-Austin Polyamory-Positive Relationships Group through meetup. We meet in Round Rock usually.
I’m really good at
Biting off more than I can chew and struggling to make it work. I'm also good at philosophy and mediation. I endeavor to help people see the best in each other. I believe there is value in nearly everyone. The loss of any one is a loss for everyone.
The first things people usually notice about me
Is that sometimes I talk too much. I have spent so much time pondering very weighty issues that I feel strongly inclined to share my conclusions. Sometimes people think that that means I expect them to agree with me. Nothing could be further from the case. I have spent a long time wrapping my mind around the implications of ideas like a non-supernatural benevolent universe that achieves that benevolence simply by being the home in which we evolved.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
I love Terry Pratchett. I enjoyed Sex At Dawn once they got past the esoteric sniping at other academics that were likely unfamiliar to their readers anyway. I thoroughly enjoyed Godel, Escher, Bach: An Eternal Golden Braid by Douglas R. Hofstadter. I found Anthem by Ayn Rand quite moving. My favorite book by Heinlein is Time Enough for Love. I have enjoyed everything by Heinlein that I have read. I'm currently reading I Am a Strange Loop by Douglas R. Hofstadter.

I like Penn & Teller's Bullshit that they had on Showtime. I'm a huge Doctor Who fan. Watching Swamp People on the History Channel makes me homesick for Louisiana, but the economy will never be strong enough there to support my family.

I enjoy Cajun and Zydeco music even when my memory doesn't serve me well enough to know what they are always saying. I enjoy more mainstream stuff as well, but that is hardly worth mentioning.

I'm planning to attend a crawfish boil when I can. Becoming a yoga instructor has not changed the ingrained Cajun inclination to eat good food. Although, I will admit that I sometimes forget to eat and that can be a problem for someone with my level of activity.
Six things I could never do without
Family. I have a great wife and and an excellent son.
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I spend a lot of time thinking about
Politics, Philosophy, Science, Laughter, Yoga, My Small Business, My Son, My Wife, Polyamory, Futurism, extropianism, Anarchism, Education, Making a Positive Change in the World, how nice it would be to play a board game or video game, How to end involuntary, abject poverty throughout the world and finally achieve a world without war, Economics, just having fun, trying to lay the foundations for a more open and accepting culture.
On a typical Friday night I am
Teaching yoga
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I'm long-cycling bipolar. I have it well-managed now, but I do cycle over a 7-year period. More than ten years ago, I experienced clinical psychosis. This was triggered by a synthesis of Plato's Republic with Neitzsche's Thus Spake Zarathustra. My metaphysics became extremely chaotic. I voluntarily spent a week in a psychiatric hospital to get the mania that made me vulnerable to the event under control. The Objectivist philosophy of Ayn Rand helped me to reestablish a stable and secure sense of reality afterwards. For that, I will forever be in debt to her. Though, I do not dogmatically accept everything that she said.

After my recovery, I discovered that I have slight neural damage resulting from a head injury as a toddler. Since I have had this my entire life, I have very well adapted. The main effect of this is that my short-term memory can store 5+or-2 random bits of data at a time where the average short-term memory capacity is 7+or-2 random bits of data. In spite or because of this, I have a very high IQ which can cause me to come off as a little bit of an absent-minded professor.
You should message me if
... You value stimulating, deep conversations.
... You find anything I said intriguing.
... you would like to help me grow the Metro-Austin Poly community.
... You find my ideas about religious discordian fellowship with no belief requirements interesting.
... You just want to get to know me better.
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