startide
41 Framingham, United States
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My self-summary
I'm just a human, not a great prize, but I keep trying to laugh, to love, and to stay alive. I'm an engineer. Sometimes I go out dancing, but drinking and partying don't have the appeal they once did.

I don't want to be a prize because of the way I look or things I have.
What I’m doing with my life
Work, trying to get my life in better order, and trying to figure out how religion works as an adult. I have previously been an athiest, but Buddhism is an operating manual for the brain, so I'm investigating. I think the other religions are, also. The best sets of rules that have been found to date for calming the part of your mind that makes you dissatisfied. In any case, even the few weeks of meditating that I have done so far have had great impact on my life.
I’m really good at
Perhaps engineering and dancing, though the older I get the worse I realize I am at everything.
The first things people usually notice about me
Something eye-catching but ultimately unimportant. :-) I have long hair and smile often, so probably one of those things.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books:
Ender's Game
Strange Stories, Amazing Facts - a giant collection of both factual and fictional stories, sort of a combination of an entertaining encyclopedia and mythology.
Little Altars Everywhere

Music: Yes, all of it. Classical. Techno. 80's. Beatles. Classic rock.
The six things I could never do without
Books. I am trying to love them all.
People. I am trying to love them all.
Animals. I am trying to love them all. I have one cat, Chaucer, and I am currently trying to teach him to play hide and seek.
Food, fresh and good but in small quantity.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Why we are discontent.
On a typical Friday night I am
Home. Occasionally I will go out to dinner or a party.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
All of the unpleasant things that happen to me are consequences of my own wrong choices.
You should message me if
...you would like to talk to me or have advice to offer.
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