I also have much schooling, training, travel, languages, and much more to learn and do... Training and practice, mainly in the fields of fine art, (painting and sculpture) art history, graphic arts, documentary filmmaking, radio journalism, anthropology, singing and dancing in the street, burning man O.G., humanitarian assistance, mom, friend, touch as language, various forms of spiritual practice, including sweat lodges, yoga teacher, and lately Jewish wisdom.
Adding this addendum to the Above: Our 14 months on the Big Island were deeply relaxing, healing, vibrant and full of the power of the four elements, as well as real and sensual love. I Then set off for finishing "the voyage"... traveling the world with my 10 year old son for 6 months, finishing off our 2 year voyage in Scotland. I now find myself at Findhorn, Scotland, in association with a lovely Spiritual Community by the sea. The geese are returning here from Greenland now, and as a micro-climate there are rainbows here too, bi- weekly. But mainly there are kind, engaged, intelligent and deeply aware people here. I am on my own now for a while and enjoying that too, as it has been a long time. I hope to use the time for reflection and purposeful work. And of course... I still like to play. My Partner in crime on the Big island last year, was a 27 year old beautiful Apache musician. We drank great coffee and read Marquez novels out loud every morning... and took baths together out doors every night under starlight. So If you are too busy in your life to realize there can be heaven on earth...don't write. And if we are not to meet, I hope you find someone who appreciates you as you are...
Committed to spending a year with my son, to tell him all I know about the world, and teach him third grade; both American and IB curriculum. And to have fun doing it. After that, hope to write and illustrate a children's book of stories, based on all the stories I tell him. He think's I'm pretty good at it anyway.
World music which brings me to the place of origin.
Food which is fresh, and prepared with care. I lean towards colorful fruits and vegetables, and cant resist sushi.
Shows? Live music festivals which take over an entire town. Example: La Gomera , Valle Gran Rey in February.
Swiss army knife.
Plants, fresh air and a nearby body of water.
A vista grand enough to make me feel small, or rather appropriately proportionate.
Friends who appreciate silences as well as words.