- Vote him Man of the Day
- Member since: 01/29/07
- Last active: More than a week ago
- Age: 65
- First location: Minnesota, United States
- Relationship Status: Single
- Looking for: Friends, Dating or Relationship, Hookup, Training Buddies, Online Chat, Web Cam
My Stats and Info
- Build: Average
- Height: 5' 7''
- Weight: 177 lbs
- Hair color: Blond
- Eye color: Blue
- Ethnicity: White
- My gym: home workouts/ dumbbells
- Weight training:
- Cardio training:
- Sports I like: Bodybuilding, Crossfit, Hiking, Rock Climbing, Skiing, Swimming, Volleyball, Weight training
- Other sports I like: I'd like to try rowing. I like cross country skiing. I enjoy watching volleyball.
- HIV status: HIV -
- Safer sex?:
I'm willing to talk with anybody about almost anything, even if I don't always know what I'm talking about...
I can become overly zealous & dogmatic in my thinking about many things, such as Marxism or Buddhism, but I also correct myself & such obsessively held beliefs over time.
My interest in Buddhism, I suspect, is derived at least in part from my interest in the Beat Generation and, in particular Allen Ginsberg and Jack Kerouac. I find myself attracted to Zen, in particular. It was the one thing that I felt a high regard for that didn't seem to be a part of the political far Left in 1969-1970. Being calm and alert are two good things. "Beginner's Mind" tells us to look at things fresh, with a completely open mind.
interests: Buddhism; vegetarianism; Left politics, non-fiction books; travel, conversation, personality type assessment; writing; bodybuilding; walking...
favorite books: 1.) J.R.R. Tolkien "Lord of the Rings" 2.) "Capital" (Karl Marx) 3.) "My Disillusionment in Russia" & "My Further Disillusionment in Russia" (Emma Goldman) 4.) "What's My Type?" (Kathleen V. Hurley & Theodore E. Dobson) about the enneagram's nine personality types classified according to each personality's major flaw: anger, pride, deceit, envy, greed, fear, gluttony, lust, sloth 5.) "The Interpretation of Dreams" (Sigmund Freud) 6.) "The Raw & the Cooked" (Claude Levi-Strauss), an effort to understand culture as a series of conflicting, opposing ideas leading up to the most important pair of opposed ideas within a culture (for example, the cultural contrast for native tribes in the jungles of the Amazon River basin between the "raw" [nature] & the "cooked" [those things transformed from a raw, natural condition into something more useful or pleasant, through human effort]). 7.) "The Culture Code" (Clotaire Rapaille) examines how culture is acquired subconsciously, especially in childhood (the strong and changing emotions of childhood assist in the formation of memories that remain in the mind, even if subsconsciously), from a psychoanalytic point of view, discussing the vast differences in values between different national cultures, including America, France, Canada, England, Australia, Germany, Italy, Japan.
favorite films: 1.) Raiders of the Lost Ark (Harrison Ford) 2.) North by Northwest (Alfred Hitchcock, Cary Grant) 3.) Vertigo (Alfred Hitchcock, Kim Novak, James Stewart)
favorite TV shows: The Fugitive (David Janssen) from the 1960s; 77 Sunset Strip (from the 1950s and 1960s); Perry Mason (from the 1950s and 1960s); 60 Minutes (CBS); Two Broke Girls (CBS)
favorite music: indie rock; 60s rock; Indian meditation ragas (sitar); traditional Japanese music; 16th, 17th, 18th century European "ancient music"
This member currently has no videos.