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Overview

  • 4 References 3 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English
  • 29, Male
  • Member since 2011
  • miscellaneous jobs, travelling
  • Self-quests for wisdom and knowledge
  • From Poulsbo, WA
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About Me

CURRENT MISSION

Setting down some roots.

ABOUT ME

I love:

Philosophy, poetry, prose, guitar, piano, the earth, praying, drumming...
Spontaneous adventures, staying up until the sun rises, complimenting strangers...
Studying and discussing psychology, philosophy, politics, history...
People-watching, sketching the faces and forms of humans...
Walking, walking and talking, walking and listening to music, walking and talking to myself...
Learning, growing, evolving...

PHILOSOPHY

Ah, what a vast question. Let's just say:

Whatever moved through Beethoven's fingers in his Moonlight Sonata, whatever sang into Mozart's heard as he composed his Requiem Mass from his deathbed, whatever kept Bach up at night scribbling the notes of his Cello Suites--

That's the origin and end of my philosophy. From there we can speak with words, concepts, logic, and reason--but if we don't start from ultimate beauty, and return to ultimate beauty--our philosophy will fail to reflect the mystery of our earthly journey.

Interests

Writing, music, dance, permaculture, herbalism, natural healing, psychology, philosophy, health

  • writing
  • poetry
  • performing arts
  • beauty
  • dancing
  • traveling
  • music
  • guitar
  • piano
  • spoken word
  • psychology

Music, Movies, and Books

Movies - The Tree of Life, Magnolia, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Punch Drunk Love, Wes Anderson, Scorsese, French New Wave films from the 60's, on and on and on...

Books - Rabindranath Tagore, Telhard De Chardin, Henry Miller, Alan Watts, Kahlil Gibran, Jack Kerouac, Phillip K. Dick, Kurt Vonnegut, Jean-Paul Sartre, Robert Heinlein, Nietzsche, Rumi, Allen Ginsberg, Gary Snyder, Lao Tzu, Aldous Huxley, Whitman, Emerson, Thoreau, on and on and on...

Music - Radiohead, Bob Dylan, Yann Tiersen, David Bowie, John Lennon, Nick Drake, Beck, Beatles, Caribou, Devendra Banhart, The Doors, Iron and Wine, Jeff Buckley, Jimi Hendrix, Beethoven, Chopin, Tchaikovksy, Massive Attack, Muse, Neutral Milk Hotel, Pink Floyd, Rage Against the Machine, Sigur Ros, Simon and Garfunkel, Sufjan Stevens, Mozart, Thelonious Monk, Tom Waits, Velvet Underground...

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Hitchhiked across the U.S.

Teach, Learn, Share

I can give piano or guitar lessons.

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