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"There's a fine line between fishing and
just standing on the shore like an idiot." - Steven Wright

For of all sad words of tongue or pen,
The saddest are these: “It might have been!” - John Greenleaf Whittier

A purpose of human life, no matter who is controlling it, is to love whoever is around to be loved.
Kurt Vonnegut (1922 - ), Sirens of Titan

"Laws should free us, not imprison us -
Rules are not meant to LIMIT one, but to EMPOWER one." - Me

I'm an INFP!

I'm a special ed teacher that has worked with behaviorally challenged teenagers since I graduated from college in 1978 - except for a few diversions along the way. My educational background is varied: B.A. in psychology, most of the credits needed for an MEd in counseling, teacher certification in secondary science (biology, general science) and mildly handicapped special education K-12. I also have an endorsement in math. Of late I have been studying information technology. I live in central Arkansas. It's a wonderful place to skydive!

I was in the military for about 4 years before entering college and have been around the world 6 times.

I had strong deja vu experiences when I was in Thailand and India.

Some Facts about Me

1) I am a male, 5'8'' with shoes on, 180 lbs.

2) My favorite colors are green and yellow.

3) I consider both of my parents Arkansans, but my dad was actually born in Louisiana. All of my family except my niece is from here too. She's a Texan :>(

4) I'm a white guy. I have Amerindian (Cherokee), Scottish, and Irish in my gene pool.

5) I speak English only. I took a year of French and a year of German.

6) My Mom is a McCain

7) My favorite subject is computer technology.

8) My least favorite subject is creative writing.

9) I don't hate foreign languages that much.

10) I like foreign women.

11) Serendipity isn't a great movie, but I loved it. :>)

12) My perfect woman will be a vegetarian with blond or brunette hair and brown eyes and a warm, calm disposition.

13) My perfect woman will have a sense of humor. She will be slightly reserved. She won't be shy. She doesn't have to be a great cook.

14) The most sexy model at the moment is Estella Warren.

15) The most beautiful woman ever varies from day to day.

16) My favorite actors are Kevin Bacon, Russell Crowe, Cate Blanchett, and Meryl Streep.

17) I love to sit at home and not talk to anyone for several days at a time.

18) I hate to travel any more, but I like being in foreign countries as long as vegetarian food is available and I am comfortable.

19) I'm 100% Democrat (actually, I'd rather vote Green, but pragmatically - I want my vote to count...) after flirting with the Republicans for a few years - they suck.

20) I like to sleep on long plane flights. I take a Tylenol PM and snooze all the way there...

21) I have been to Japan, Thailand, India, and Mexico. I wish I could have spent more time in Germany, but I had a plane to catch.

22) My favorite big cities are Tokyo, New York, San Francisco, and Baltimore.

23) I like hiking in the forest in cool weather.

24) I once spent 6 weeks in a health spa: Rio Calente in Guadalajara, Mexico. Sorry, I'm not wealthy; it only cost me 1/10 the current rate.

25) The coolest place I ever saw was the Taj Mahal in India. The setting was awesome.
I watched a train of camels go past it and disappear into the fog from the wall of the Red Fort.

26) The scariest thing I have ever done was jump out of an airplane for the first time. I was almost wild with fear.

27) I have seen a full lunar eclipse.

28) The most beautiful buildings are small homes.

29) I want to travel to Australia, the British Isles and New Zealand. I wish I could live in the Caribbean for just a while (please).

30) I love the beach - the sea shore, but not after 10 am. Actually, the ocean terrifies me in a way - it's just too powerful a vibe for me because I'm a fire sign.

31) When I die, I want my body to be given to a medical school. I hate the idea of paying so much for disposal of bodies.

32) My favorite climate is foggy and cool.

33) My favorite day of the week is Friday.

34) I hate scorching hot weather. Anything hotter than 95F is unbearable.

35) My favorite season is autumn. No allergies then and the temperature is perfect.

36) My biggest flaw: managing time.

37) My 2 biggest regrets: Not dating in high school and not finishing a graduate degree in psychology. I learned a lot from the counseling program, but I should have stuck to a more strictly academic track.

38) What's your fantasy, bud? :>) I think people should always examine their own psychology before assuming to understand the minds of others.

39) I love fiddling with computer gear.

40) I eat too much.

41) I hate over-cooked vegetables.

42) My favorite healthy food is lentils and brown rice.

43) My greatest strength: SURVIVAL. This f**ked up world has been trying to kill me ever since I arrived.

44) I've read all the Harry Potter books at least 10 times.

45) Surf's Up is the greatest Beach Boys song ever. Brian Wilson is a genius.

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49) I loved Ganja in the past. Not any more. Hash rocked.

50) I also don't drink beer or wine or hard liquor any more. I used to be a drug fiend. Now I'm STRICTLY on the wagon (for 30 years).

51) The greatest movie ever made is Lawrence of Arabia.

52) The worst movie I ever saw was an epic called Hootenanny Hoot. Absolutely the worst piece of crap ever to see the screen.

53) The best political movie ever is All the President's Men. I've seen it at least 15 times.

54) One great romantic movie is Sleepless in Seattle with Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan.

55) I don't like horror movies. I did like The Exorcist.

56) I like old s.f. movies.

57) I love time travel movies.

58) My favorite s.f. books are Robert Heinlein's "Citizen of the Galaxy" and "The Door into Summer".

59) Kurt Vonnegut used to rock. His books are hilarious! (In small doses).

60) I used to be a dues paying member of Mensa and Intertel (high IQ societies).

61) My favorite TV shows are Breaking Bad, Royal Pains, and Game of Thrones.

62) I like long underwear.

63) I like plaid blankets.

64) If I retire (before I die) I want to become an angry recluse. "Waddaya Want!?"

65) When I am an old man, I am going to stay right here until they come to put me in the home.

66) I don't like listening to music when I'm doing anything with a computer - I like to concentrate. Music distracts me unless I'm just listening which I enjoy.

67) My favorite jazz musicians were Hugh Masekela and sax players like Sonny Rollins. Now I'm indifferent.

68) I always watch the news in the morning. Then I'm really depressed and ready to face the world.

69) Sports suck.

70) My favorite singer is usually female.

71) My favorite outside location is an open field.

72) My least unfavorite spectator sport is baseball. I don't watch it except during the playoffs and world series.

73) I really liked "Field of Dreams".

74) I'm very emotional for a guy. I cry when I feel it is necessary. I also have cried during movies. I don't like to cry in front of others. I blow my top about once a year. People are freaked. I never hit anyone.

75) I like rodents.

76) After I go to the bathroom, I always put the toilet-seat up. Women kill me.

77) I used to collect wine bottles when I was in elementary school.

78) I have gas most of the time. The stinky kind.

79) I have 300 semester hours of college credit and still don't have a master's degree.

80) I've been to 2 World Science Fiction Con's: LA and Kansas City. I spent most of the one in LA in a stupor.

81) The most famous person that I have seen is Bill Clinton. I went to his election celebration in downtown Little Rock in '92

82) I once saw Peter Fonda. I stared at him and it embarrassed him and he went back inside his set trailer. I regret that a great deal. I like him even though he isn't as good an actor as the rest of the Fondas. I guess I was just too shy to go over and talk to him.

83) I have never gotten anything autographed by a famous person. I had a chance to get Robert Heinlein's before he died, but I was too shy. Actually, I do have an autograph of a semi-famous person - Ms. August. I taught the future Playboy bunny algebra and she drew a picture of me and signed it back when she was in the ninth grade. She was a lot prettier when she was 15. *Sigh* - what this world does to us.

84) As a child I loved making skyscrapers out of a kit my father bought me for Christmas in 1960. I would love to have become an architect or at least help in the design process.

85) I had a bunch of the original Spider Man, Fantastic Four, and other Marvel Comics from the 60's, but I sold them in college.

86) My favorite shows as a child were Top Cat, My Favorite Martian, and The Man from U.N.C.L.E (I was a kid - I had poor taste)

87) I'm still addicted to solitaire.

88) I used to like to listen to classical music, but now I like mostly pop. I get really bored with it sometimes.

89) I like surfing the Internet more than anything else. Also here: Googlism.

90) I don't really have a favorite car, but I like the old Jaguar XKE series from the 60's and Jeeps.

91) My favorite animal is the domesticated cat, but I don't have one - I have six gerbils - go figure. I don't like feeding meat to animals because I'm a lacto-vegetarian.

92) I really hate confrontational, angry people.

93) The last time I was in a fight that involved punching and stuff, was in the 6th grade.

94) I'm an Adventure Quest Worlds fanatic. Just look at all these fabulous weapons.

95) My favorite museum is the Museum of Natural History in L.A.

96) My favorite artists are Paul Cézanne and other post-impressionists.

97) Until recently, I took two psychiatric medications for depression and social anxiety - Wellbutrin and Paxil. I'm no longer depressed, just homicidal.

98) I like the smell of roses and sandalwood.

99) I am non-denominational with a bent toward Eastern Religions. Sikh, Buddhist, Taoist. I have a Guru.

100) My middle name is Lee. It's the one I use on the Internet.


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