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About Me
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My Political Views
I am a left social moderate
Left: 5.39, Authoritarian: 0.45
political views social moderate 5 39 authoritarian 0 45
Political Spectrum Quiz

I'd like to meet

Dalai Lama, Geronimo, Crazy Horse (and Christian Bale LOL) Kahlil Gibran, Kris Kristoffersen


Yoga, oil painting.


Oil painting, yoga, riding my Vespa, reading. Travel. Film noir and old black and white movies (Turner Movie Classics); music--every genre except rap (it just doesn't turn me on)
My passion is travelling. I have been to seven countries:
Italy, Germany, Austria, France, Switzerland, Lichtenstein, Czechoslavakia, Canada, including Nova Scotia and also Paradise Island in the Bahamas

Favorite Music

Favorite TV Shows

Mad Men, Revenge, Grimm, The Good Wife, Soprano reruns

Favorite Movies

The Godfather, Meet John Doe (Original with Gary Cooper), The Thief of Bagdad (the original with Sabu); Cinderella Man

Favorite Books

Berlin in the Twenties, Otto Friedrich; Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee; Siddhartha, Herman Hesse; The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo Trilogy; The People's History of the United States, Howard Zinn

Favorite Quotes

“What thou lovest well remains, the rest is dross
What thou lov’st well shall not be reft from thee
What thou lov’st well is thy true heritage”
― Ezra Pound, The Pisan Cantos

The number-one rule of the road is never go to bed with anyone crazier than yourself. You will break this rule, and you will be sorry. Kris Kristofferson

When all the trees have been cut down,
when all the animals have been hunted,
when all the waters are polluted,
when all the air is unsafe to breathe,
only then will you discover you cannot eat money.
Cree Prophecy

Favorite Quotes
"There is no flag large enough to cover the shame of killing innocent people." Howard Zinn.

Daylight savings time
When told the reason for daylight savings time, the Wise Indian said:
"Only the Government would believe that you could cut a foot off the top of a blanket, sew it to the bottom and have a longer blanket.

Earth, Teach Me
Earth teach me quiet ~ as the grasses are still with new light.
Earth teach me suffering ~ as old stones suffer with memory.
Earth teach me humility ~ as blossoms are humble with beginning.
Earth teach me caring ~ as mothers nurture their young.
Earth teach me courage ~ as the tree that stands alone.
Earth teach me limitation ~ as the ant that crawls on the ground

Dreams are illustrations... from the book your soul is writing about you.
Marsha Norman

I am accustomed to sleep and in my dreams to imagine the same things that lunatics imagine when awake.
Rene Descartes

I don't use drugs, my dreams are frightening enough.
M. C. Escher

My Creed
In some way, however small and secret, each of us is a little mad...Everyone is lonely at the bottom and cries to be understood; but we can never entirely understand someonelse, and each of us remains part stranger, even to those who love us..It is the weak who are cruel; gentleness is to be expected only from the strong...Those who do not know fear are not really brave, for courage is the capacity to confront what can be imagined. You can understand people better if you look at them, no matter how old or impressive they may be, as if they are children. For most of us never mature; we simply grow taller. Happiness comes only when we push our brains and hearts to the farthest reaches of which we are capable. The purpose of life is to matter--to count, to stand for something, to have it make some difference that we lived at all." Anonymous

Keep your friends close but your enemies closer. The Godfather

As a trade unionist reflecting on our blood-stained history, the sit down strikes, the men and women murdered by the bosses goons and police, the blood shed and tears sacrificed by other generations for us, I am angered by this generation of so-called leadership in our movement so willing to piss on that sacrifice. From the top of the House of Labor to the bottom; I am shamed by those who have deserted workers in battle; who have lost the reality of class struggle, and contaminated our precious union with mirror images of the Bastards of the Boardroom.
Mike Griffin
WarZone Education Foundation
Decatur IL

"Pray ye that your flight not be in winter..."

"When facism comes to America, it will be wrapped in a flag and carrying a cross." Sinclair Lewis 1935

Ay, but I fear you speak upon the rack,Where men enforced do speak anything
The Merchant of Venice

Your dextrous wit will haunt us long, wounding our grief with yesterday. Your laughter is a broken song, and death has found you kind an gay. Siegfried Sassoon "Elegy"

Where do they go, the people who sail into our lives like green leaves and disappear like snow? Rod McKuen

In moments of discouragement and even despair, certain little things are remembered: laughter, the face of someone dear to you, or even a tree in the wind, anything dearly loved. When these things are remembered, the darkness and despair leave and only the wonder remains. Unknown

What thou lovest well remains; the rest is dross. What thou lovest well shall not be reft from thee. What thou lovest well is thy tru heritage. Ezra Pound

Flowers leave their scent on the hands that hold them.

Favorite Heroes

My father


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  • kudabux
  • Female
  • NJ, US
  • 2012/03/15 21:05:56
  • 2016/01/19 00:53:40
  • February 20
  • Married
  • Straight
  • Pisces
  • Discovering Opinions
  • Some College
  • Retired
  • Healthcare
  • No
  • Yes
  • Agnostic
  • Proud Parent
  • Moderate
  • White/Caucasian
  • Slim/Slender
  • 5 feet 3 inches