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I am a student and traveler hoping to enjoy the life I live. I love to cook, read, play music, dance and just generally take in joy. I play the banjo, guitar, and bass and hope to learn many more instruments in the future. I love to meet people and discover the differences and similarities between our ways of thinking. I love philosophy but do not consider myself a philosopher. I love to play music but do not consider myself a musician. I don't know what I am but I think that is ok because not knowing has a joy to it as well.
Self-betterment is a lifelong occupation. Love and happiness must be cultivated to be found.
Generally, I love old theology (Hildegarde, Boethius, Augustine, Ibn al-Arabi) but I read it through the lens of continental philosophy (Nietzsche, Wittgenstein, Foucault). I'm very much a product of my generation in this way: characterized by a search for authenticity in old traditions but an inability to shake off the conclusions of post-modernism.
I love exploring. Of all sorts. Whether that be physical or mental exploration I find the process of discovery quite amazing. I'm very interested in different languages as well even though I am quite poor at learning new ones. Overall, I like to read, play music, listen to music, dance, sing, watch movies, meet people, and just generally try to enjoy the precious time i have in life.
Music, Movies, and Books
Music:,, John Coltrane, Led Zeppelin, Sun Ra, Captain Beefheart, Nick Drake, Miles Davis, Charles Mingus
Books: The Brothers Karamazov, Frankenstein by Mary Shelly, The Last Temptation of Christ by Kazantzakias , Beyond Good and Evil by Neitzsche, all Platonic dialogues, Le histoire de sexualite vol. 1 by Michel Foucault, Solibo Magnificent by Patrick Chamoiseau
Movies: Pulp FIction, Big Lebowski, Thin Red Line
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
Live! Isn't that enough.
Teach, Learn, Share
I love to teach and be taught music. I'd love to talk about anything from a critical standpoint. I love to cook and learn new ways of cooking. I also enjoy juggling and can teach beginners or get schooled by experts.
Countries I’ve Visited
France, Italy, Spain, Thailand
Countries I’ve Lived In
Morocco, Tunisia, United States