I grew up in the South (Oklahoma/Arkansas), but found my way to the West Coast and fit in much better here. I enjoyed five years in Ashland before arriving here in Portland in 2012.
I greatly value creativity in all forms. I studied Spanish at Southern Oregon University and love language study in general, especially English with its massive lexicon.
I am polyamorous and ethically nonmonogamous. I would describe myself more specifically as solo poly. I am very interested in having loving (and lasting) relationships, but am presently not that interested in living with anyone. I am also open to being part of a hierarchical structure, but my only experience with that is being secondary (or further out). I know that the only way such a lifestyle works in a satisfying and loving way is through honest communication.
I recently have started a vegan lifestyle, but am open to dating nonvegans.
I like to think that I am rather good at expressing myself creatively through poetic composition. I have also tried my hand a couple of short stories. I am also dabbling in creative photography and videos, all shot on my iPhone. You can see a sample of my work on my website, www.travischaney.com.
Books: The Professor and the Madman: A Tale of Murder, Insanity and the Making of the Oxford English Dictionary; the works of Jorge Luis Borges and Julio Cortázar; Word Freak; E.E. Cummings--Complete Works
Movies: Favorite filmmakers are Lars Von Trier, Federico Fellini, Peter Greenaway, Atom Egoyan, Michel Gondry, Akira Kurosawa, Maysles brothers, Jim Jarmusch, Quentin Tarantino, Werner Herzog. I love documentaries.
Television shows: Twin Peaks, X-Files, Louis C.K., and all the great new Marvel Comics and DC Comics television shows.
and that lamp
you want to talk (and listen to) jazz.
you want to regale me with your stories over bourbon.
you like to cuddle (because I like to cuddle).
you want to show me a good new series to watch on Netflix.
you want to go hiking.
you want to go to the nude beach at Sauvie Island.
you want to be my water brother.