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The unlived life is not worth examining.

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The unlived life is not worth examining.


"The enemy's will is strong because his identity is strong. And we must match his strength of purpose with strong identities of our own." - Natan Sharansky

Socialism is a conspiracy of losers against achievers, and so is anti-Semitism.

The story behind my profile picture (the one with the tank in the background) is here:

I was born and raised in New England, but I've lived in the West all of my adult life. I lived in Portland for a number of years, and now I live in Tanasbourne, Hillsboro.

Work? I've served in the military, worked in corporate office administration and IT, but the most important work I've done was raising my two (now non-custodial) kids. Remind me to tell you about them.

I am: Aquarian, INFJ, early riser, coffee drinker, Marine veteran, patriot, Freemason, Jew, nerd who functions well in non-nerd society, quiet except when I'm talkative, dilettante, Renaissance man.

My interests run from the humanities to the sciences and are all over the map; that's my biggest strength and also my biggest weakness. (Makes it hard to settle on a college major.) The only common theme is that I like to know as much as I can about how the world works

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.

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.

1. I love smoothies.
2. Favorite expression: "Faaabulous!"
3. You should see my wardrobe.

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.

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".

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. I'm now in a live/work situation in the hills near Scappoose.
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 been on a ship.
10. My political blog is called Covenant Lands.
11. I'm proud to have co-parented a wonderful 22-year-old young man (TNG) and a delightful 10-year-old girl (Bunny), who live in California 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've taught myself Biblical and Modern Hebrew, and have taught Bunny also.
20. I'm 55 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 Covenant Lands, 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.
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