GeneralBlogging, writing, history, philosophy, comparative religions, being annoying, cooking and baking, animals great and small, traveling, art history, hand-built pottery Herbalism. Drawing, houseplants, community volunteering, political activism.
MusicIn no particular order: Mozart, anything sung by Pavarotti;jazz in general--especially Charles LLoyd, Andrew Hill, Wayne Shorter, Bunk Johnson; Doc Watson, Jimmi Hendrix, Ugly Kid Joe, Green Day, U2 (especially Rattle and Hum); Meta; Jimmy Cliff;Steve Lieberman the Gangsta Rabbi; and many, many more too numerous to list.
MoviesCity of Lost Children, Aliens IV, The Crow, The Harder They Come, What's Eating Gilbert Grape, Sunshine, Delicatessen, Amelie, Mars Attacks, Wallace and Gromit, XXX, Chronicles of Riddick, Repo Man, Total Recall, Hellboy, Shaun of the Dead...Just about any story about small groups of desperate human beings struggling valiantly for survival against overwhelming odds.
BooksOld Possums's Book of Practical Cats; Derek Raymond's Factory novels, Terry Pratchett's Disc World novels (guaranteed to get your mind off slashing your wrists); MC Beaton's Agatha Raisin novels;Kinky Friedman's supposedly non-autobiographical novels; Pinkwater's "The Snark-out Boys and the Avocado of Death" (more suicide prevention);Daniel Pennac's Belleville novels; Walter Mosley's Easy Rawlins novels; Ibsen's plays;Molnar's "Lilliom"; traditional Chinese and Japanese novels; Chester Himes' Harlem detective novels; Poetry: Yeats, Primo Levi, Miklos Radnoti, Langston Hughes, Gwendolyn Brooks--I'm gonna stop or I'll be here all night.
HeroesMy kids, Ebon and Ursula, my other kid, Tari, and the rest of the BratPackers for keeping me entertained for the better part of a decade, despite swiping my earrings and leaving soggy wet bath towels stuffed in the back of the closet. Robert Capa, the greatest war photographer of the 20th Century, and the love of his life, Gerda Taro who died too soon; Audie Murphy; Josephine Baker; Malcolm X, Martin Luther King, Jr.; Miklos Radnoti; Thomas More; Rabbi Hillel: "If I am not for myself, who will be? If I am only for myself, what am I? If not now, when?"
About me:My other personality is a pitbull... :)
Who I'd like to meet:Kind, intelligent, poetic, artistic, adventurous, literate, good-hearted, honest, out-spoken people who understand that life is a stage and we all share it...Everyone gets his/her place in the spotlight, everyone is the star of his/her own drama...I'll applaud you if you'll applaud me. BEFORE you submit a friend request, message me; I don't accept random adds just to get more people on my friends' page.
- Status: Divorced
- Here for: Networking, Friends
- Orientation: Straight
- Body type: 5' 5" / Slim / Slender
- Ethnicity: Other
- Religion: Other
- Zodiac Sign: Virgo
- Children: Proud parent
- Smoke / Drink: Yes / Yes
- Education: Some college
- Occupation: starving artist
- Income: Less than $30,000