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My self-summary
how do you eat an elephant? one bite at a time. this is how i am slowly filling out all these questions. i'm not so often on the site - it's just up whenever my computer is on. i am a novice buddhist but that, in itself, has no effect on my dating predilections. i often smoke a little marijuana in the evenings before bed. for those who abhor that last statement - chill and move on. i don't overdo it and if i need justification, my doctor here in prohibition pa. recommended it. (i use no 'harder' drugs) i initially visited this site posing as a woman looking for men - just to see what guys were saying. why can't most men describe what's in them? too many boring clones who admit no frailties, have never contemplated their own navels, don't consider mindfulness in their daily lives, can't verbalize, take more than give, have no concept of the value of extended foreplay, waste a life chasing money and stepping on heads and then wonder why they find no happiness or peace (capitalism really is a zero sum game that has failed 90%+ of its adherents). whoa...really got off topic and into a rant (it's after 11 pm). i fluctuate between fit and average body style. i can be considered a scofflaw in that i hold authority is not truth and might is not right. i take full responsibility for my life situations because i create the causes that establish my environment. i have never felt comfortable blaming god or some other externality for what befalls me. although on the surface of my profile it may seem i take this lifecycle too seriously, i actually do have a great and varied sense of humor. just some comments from/about the apparently endless questions asked on this site. i'll get to a self-description sometime soon... and some photos, i promise. typing is so much easier without capitalizing and, in this case, without separating paragraphs.
What I’m doing with my life
i'm a pilgrim. i'm also becoming frustrated trying to import pictures to this site. i travel internationally about 5 months each year.
I’m really good at
i multi-task: i can talk and piss you off at the same time. fine t-shirt and poor answer to this question. actually, i listen fairly well; have some talent as a woodworker; was very good at structuring complicated real estate transactions; raised two wonderful children despite myself; have no problem public speaking; can find adventure in any country; am an adamant environmentalist.
The first things people usually notice about me
pony tail and a sincere greet. pony tail recently dropped to the sand in belize. the greet still goes. i am sometimes shockingly open about myself.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
have a minute, so here goes...
books - stay where you are, sand county almanac, the skeptical environmentalist, magister ludi, lotus sutra, leaves of grass, any mauve benchly, steinbeck, shakespeare, e.e.cummings, or paulo coelho, the lorax, the legacy of luna, lonely planet guide to bolivia, as well as another pageful.
movies - harold and maude, avatar and apocalypto (what can i say - i love the color green, really), of mice and men (1939), under the tuscan sun, most any peter sellers,
no tv
music - beatles, stones, sixto rodriguez, dylan, led zepp, joe cocker, jerry c, janis, fats waller, guthrie (all 3), seeger, pachelbel, amazing grace, old blues, some country, even one or two rap.
food - mostly organic vegetarian when at home, realistic when out or traveling, chinese, indian, central american, organic turkish apricots, and nanjing drunk shrimp (under glass, of course).
Six things I could never do without
my family
friends around the world
immortality and a good shrink
the gentle touch of a loving woman
the stimulation of a worthwhile project
pago pago and the straits of malacca
having built my '47 harley knucklehead, skydiving, flying ultra-lights, scuba, trekking thru redwood forests, school daze, 4.0, living in a jungle, howler monkeys, babies growing, runs of pool, first drink, last drunk, the rathskeller, sunshine on the inside of my eyelids, making gifts for friends, '71 vw camper, mayan shaman and garifuna spirit-talker, haight-asbury, dead/airplane concerts, belize, whale shark riding, peg, lea, arvantine, linda, li, and whatshername - memories all that have broken and repaired me
I spend a lot of time thinking about
there are approximately 10 billion 'human' cells in one's body. however, there are significantly more bacteria, germs and cooties inside each of us (not yetch!, just real). since the latter breed and therefore evolve more quickly, who do you suppose is controlling whom?
On a typical Friday night I am
too often timesinking on one of these sites
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
my numerous shortcomings. i am an open book and will reveal anything you ask.
You should message me if
you like extended adventure travel and/or back packing, kayaking, rappelling (not so sure about that anymore), scuba, even frisbee will suit!
you can create
you feel better when you're in good shape
you are willing to work on environmental and social initiatives
you are not a repugnicon
you are not a greedy bigot with no heart (same as above)
you know that the more love you give, the more you make
you revere nature
you can imagine an ex-marine and ex-hippie
you like to think - hopefully read and contemplate more than vege in front of the boob tube
you know that sometimes older is much better
you get excited about smiles that reach the eyes
you want a full, interesting trip on earth
you are looking for a heart that never hardens, a temper that never tires, and a touch that never hurts.
you are tired of clones, hucksters, players, those with unrealistic dreams and no way to achieve them
you want someone real and accessible

hey! maybe this one turned out rather well.
i'm the same avatar at that g place dot com. have i piqued your interest?
hope your day gets better and better.
The two of us