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My self-summary
How many boring people does it take to screw in a lightbulb?

Love. A short word but a big one. Easy to say, hard to live up to. True love is pretty much the opposite of what it masquerades as on our lips. Usually when we say "I love you", what we really mean is "I love the way you make me feel". Do we actually mean "I love you. Your being is on a pedestal at the end of my psychic/psychological garden. You are the most important person to me. I place you above myself in terms of need" or if we're just saying "I've always fancied you, and now you are within my grasp". Are we simply confusing our appetites -- or our need for companionship -- with a raw, spiritual way of being?

I have what some people would describe as a bizarre and/or tangential sense of humor. I don't know about all that, but few things make me LMFAO more than a well-placed non sequitur. And yes, I do love to laugh. I am an urban dweller who loves the great outdoors. I've had a storied and interesting life. Not everyone gets me and I am fine with that. I like and know all kinds of interesting people from all walks of life. I'd like to get to know you as well, to see if we can have a friendship or wherever we want to take it to from there.
What I’m doing with my life
I like to write. I like to edit. I've been doing a combination of these activities for compensation for the past 20-or-so years. I like to volunteer and help others. I'm considering a career change, so who knows where I might wind up. What about you?
I’m really good at
I can drive incredibly long distances without stopping. I excel at spotting shooting stars. I'm good at resisting headaches.
The first things people usually notice about me
I have no idea how to answer this question. You'll have to help me out with this if we meet in person.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
In the fiction realm I tend to favor science fiction, speculative fiction and cleverly shrouded technological, political and ecological fables. Dune, Ender's Game, The Foundation Trilogy by Isaac Asimov would be a starting point. I will also read the odd best-seller (The Hunger Games trilogy comes to mind) now and again. I'll read pretty much anything crossing my path that interests me.

My non-fiction palate is more diverse. I LOVE ecological, cultural and military histories. I also prefer political commentary of a specific persuasion. I also read a good bit of spiritual teaching and self-improvement books. Once again, whatever crosses my path ...

Movies: That's a tall order. Some all-time favorites include Taxi Driver, Miller's Crossing, The Matrix, Slacker, The Last Samurai, Old School, The Decline of Western Civilization, The Graduate, Rashomon, Seven Samurai, Say Anything, Pretty in Pink, Princess Mononoke blah blah blah this list could go on ad infinitum.

My musical tastes are extremely diverse. As long as it is good, I don't care what genre it is. With that being said, it is important to note that I grew up as a punk rocker in the 80s, so many of my tastes are informed by that era. Progressive/alternative/folk /punk are staples of my musical diet. My (current) favorite musicians of all time are Robyn Hitchcock, Billy Bragg, REM, Nick Cave, Neil Young, Van Morrison etc.

Food. I love it all. :) Esp. sushi and steak. The fresher the food the better. I was a vegan once for six months. I really enjoy that kind of food, but after a time I had to return to meat. There is almost no cuisine I will turn away.
Six things I could never do without
Family, friends, pets, a good book, time to myself and my bicycle.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
The size and composition of the universe.

What trend will FINALLY displace the "Zombie Apocalypse" craze?

What will become of modern day journalism.
On a typical Friday night I am
For the past year or so I have been kind of a workaholic, so I'd say 1/3 of my Friday nights I am at work, another 1/3 I am chilling at home, and the last 1/3 I am out and about, most likely with friends.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
Ooooo that's rough. If we meet in person ask me to tell you my "crayon" story, which has become somewhat of a legend in the sleepy seaside town where I grew up.
You should message me if
You want to meet (and hang out with) an interesting and fun guy who does not play games in any shape or form.

You are not tethered to another human in a romantic context.

You are cool to get to know each other gradually and see where it goes from there.
The two of us