I believe that by harnessing the power of evolution, by working alongside it and getting ourselves in tune with it, we can – and will – create a world of true peace and justice: a world based on compassion, empathy, cooperation, connection, solidarity, and the oneness of all humanity. That is our calling and our destiny as human beings. But by choosing the way of entropy – of death, destruction, war, separateness, hostility, suspicion and division, we are continually moving in the opposite direction, towards a world of unbridled greed and violence which now threatens the very survival of our planet, through climate change, nuclear war, mass starvation and/or other ‘man-made’ and utterly avoidable disasters.
I have had a very full and exciting life up to this point. I have lived and worked on four continents and helped to save lives and re-build communities torn apart by war and violence. I have campaigned long and hard to change government policies that fuel and perpetuate wars and violence. But now I am ready to move to the next stage of changing the hearts and minds of ordinary citizens who have been brainwashed for far too long to think that war and violence is inevitable, that poverty and inequality is inevitable, that somehow a system based on greed and violence is going to create a better world for them and their children.
I am looking for a partner who can relate to all that and wants to be part of the movement to bring more love and compassion into every aspect of our lives, from the personal to the political!
Movies: Life is Beautiful, Millions, Shawshank Redemption, All the President's Men, Battle of Algiers, Fly Away Home, 7 days and 7 nights, Gandhi, Italian Lessons, To Kill a Mockingbird, Heaven Can Wait, If!, Pushing Tin, The King's Speech, Friendly Persuasion, The Full Monty, Billy Eliot, Midnight in Paris, North by Northwest, Groundhog Day!
TV Shows: West Wing, the Daily Show, Colbert Report
Music: Bach Concerto for 2 Violins, Elgar Cello Concerto, The Magic Flute, Beethoven Emporer Concerto, Shostakovitch #5, Aaron Copland Quiet City, West Side Story, Porgy and Bess, Stephen Sondheim, Rhapsody in Blue, Bob Dylan, Pete Seeger, Joan Baez, Rolling Stones, U2, Coldplay, The Script, Sting, Katy Perry, Owl City, Maroon 5, David Wilcox, Peter Mayer, Mumford & Sons, Florence + The Machine, Kelly Clarkson, Taylor Swift!
Food: Fresh corn-on-the-cob, sautéed asparagus, cheese soufflé, baked potato, broad beans, a good beef stroganoff, corned beef hash, cole slaw with toasted sunflower seeds, haggis, stovies (another Scottish dish I will never see again), salmon, Thai Green Curry, chicken korma, real Swiss muesli...