I grew up in a liberal family in suburban Connecticut, served time in the military (USAF and USMC), and eventually came to call Portland, Oregon home. I love books, literature, languages, science, and mathematics.
My politics are part liberal, part conservative, and mostly libertarian. I support gay marriage and the Second Amendment, and I'm not a friend to socialism or islamist fundamentalism.
I'm proud to have parented two wonderful kids. In my journal they're TNG and Bunny.
Reality + imagination = complexity.
THREE WAYS I AM STEREOTYPICALLY A LESBIAN 1. Is it a date or just coffee? I'm always getting confused. 2. First serious relationship ACTUALLY led to the use of a U-Haul. 3. Ex-girlfriends = friends for life.
THREE WAYS I AM STEREOTYPICALLY A GAYBOY 1. I love smoothies. 2. Favorite expression: "Faaabulous!" 3. You should see my wardrobe.
THREE WAYS I AM STEREOTYPICALLY A STRAIGHT CHICK 1. Zero aptitude for sports. I was born without a sports gene. 2. 5 bars of scented soap + 3 scented candles + 4 bottles of shampoo (herbal varieties preferred) + assorted hair conditioner, skin conditioner, and hand lotion = current inventory. 3. A secret passion for Lisa Frank stuff.
THREE WAYS I AM STEREOTYPICALLY A STRAIGHT DUDE 1. Rock and roll, dude. The louder the better. 2. I'm really, really good at using maps. 3. Never dated men. My sexuality is not "fluid".
20 THINGS ABOUT ME 1. I was born the day after Robert Frost died. 2. The name I use now isn't the one I was born with. 3. I was born in Connecticut, but I call Portland, Oregon home; I lived in San Francisco for a number of years. 4. I am not female. 5. I was raised in the Democratic Party, and in my 30s I was a member of the Green Party for 7 years. 6. When I explained my politics to my liberal friends, they would retort, "You might as well be a Republican!" I decided they were right. 7. I write left-handed, but I do most other things right-handed. 8. I served in the US Air Force and the US Marine Corps. 9. But I've never served on a ship or a plane. 10. I consider myself "liberal" in the original, Enlightenment-era sense. 11. I'm proud to have co-parented a 19-year-old young man (TNG) and a 7-year-old girl (Bunny), who live in SF with their respective mothers. I adore them. 12. I'm average size, average build, and way below average aptitude for sports. I was born without a sports gene. 13. I'm not much for sports, but I'm pretty good with languages. 14. A good craft IPA will make me very happy. 15. I haven't 420'd since I was 19. I don't miss it myself, but I favor legalizing. 16. Favorite daytime snack: Folger's instant coffee and Wheat Thins. 17. Favorite evening snack: Triscuits and beer. 18. I usually get up around 5am. 19. Hebrew is not my native language, but I use it at home with my little girl. Want her to be a native speaker. 20. I'm 52 years old, and the fun is just beginning.
I don't usually post about current events or politics here, but I do so occasionally. Most of my news and politics blogging is at Freedom and Power, linked on my sidebar and here in my UserInfo profile on LJ.
I've been on LJ since 2004. Journal title is from an album by Alice Coltrane; no special significance except I liked the sound of it.