The one thing I am passionate about...
The truth. I find that I'm constantly paying attention to it. Other things: being fit, doing excellent work, having fun, strenuous mountainous day hikes, board games, computer games, cats, reading, friends, eating. I'm always up for watching an NBA game, or a good hilarious TV show or youtube video or web page.
I typically spend my leisure time
Reading, strenuous hikes and other things that have a good combination of exercise and social interaction, piano, online games, board games, movies. Not much TV.
The most influential person in my life has been
Honesty. Let's say a group of people goes hiking for a day, and it's 35 degrees, windy, and raining the whole time. Everyone's really cold. Later, someone describes what it was like: "The gentle rain cooled and refreshed us." This is a type of fudging that I don't like. Isn't it better to just tell the truth? Also important to me are fun, playfulness, intelligence, curiosity.
The first thing people notice about me
The last book I read and enjoyed
"How Religion Poisons Everything", by Christopher Hitchens. Hitchens discusses several common themes of religion and the damage that religion does - killing, elimination of free thinking, fearmongering, damage to kids, and other things. While I don't agree with everything he says, it's a very educational book. Parts of it are funny, too. Hitchens is very sarcastic. You might wonder how I can like this book and have put down that I'm spiritual. I'm spiritual in that I'm pretty open to new ways of thinking. I like massages and am interested in positive thinking, meditation, relaxation techniques - things like that.
The three things which I am most thankful for
- I'm thankful that I have good health, and have no health problems that impede my ability to think clearly. I appreciate being able to do strenuous physical activities like going on tough hikes and snowshoes, and enjoy the social and physical benefits of these things. I like feeling fit.
- I have been exposed, and continue to be exposed to, to a very wide variety of ideas, and have been able to take some of these ideas and incorporate them into the way I think and act.
- I live in a society where, more or less, I have great freedom of thought and action. Compared to other times and places throughout history, I feel very fortunate to be where I am.
The one thing I wish MORE people would notice about me
Humor. I'm hilarious. I think.
Friends Describe me as
Good listener, Intelligent, Perceptive, Physically Fit
A little more about me
I really like cats. In a very manly way, of course.
What I like to read
Fantasy & Science Fiction, Nonfiction
Sports I enjoy playing
Hiking, Mountain Climbing
Sports I enjoy watching
Basketball, Other, Swimming
Music I like to perform
Movies I like to Watch
TV I like to Watch
Comedy, Crime Drama
My Favorite TV Shows
the office, cheers, hawaii five o (with jack lord)