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Pure Wind from a Pure Land
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6 January 1969
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"Literature is strewn with the wreckage of men who have minded beyond reason the opinions of others."
-- Virginia Woolf




Well, the results/answers of my typology poll revealed that more people read my LJ than I thought so I will say, to the in general at large: If you want to add me, go ahead; no need to ask first. I do friends-lock about half of my entries, mostly those containing photos in which there are other people and/or children who are not part of the LJ-world. I will eventually get around to noticing that someone's added me, which will lead me to checking out their journal, which usually leads to me adding them back (unless their journal is entirely blank or I determine we have very little in common). But usually I don't read anything other than my friends page because that's all I have time for (other than the occasional days of surfing random LJs via Toothpaste for Dinner). So, feel free to add away.***


I'm updating this to add that nowadays (as of 2008) I am friends locking way more than half of my entries. If you read me but aren't on my friends list, you are missing most of me.


And Note to New (and Potential New) Friends: I had gotten out of the habit of posting regularly, so just recently did A Post A Day for 26 Days which was a mash up of a friend's style of post-in-a-list-of-10, another friend's recent "alphabetical" post along with a dose of the style of a bunch of people who were doing "a post every day in July" people. I posted every day of 10 things about a certain letter going in alphabetical order! It's all pretty much random stream-of-consciousness nonsense but if you'd like to judge if you'd like me based on the stuff that comes from my stream-of-consciousness, there you go! Oh, and I was all goth and shit in the 80s, so if we share that bond, hey, well, that NEVER fades my friend! ALSO NOTE: Summer of 2011 I took a 9-week, 9500-mile road trip with my 11.5-year-old son so my journal for that period consists almost entirely text-to-post picture posts of our trip (which are f-locked by default).

***IF YOU ARE SENSITIVE OR EASILY OFFENDED WITH RESPECT TO "FRIENDING", PLEASE NOTE: I have zero problem adding or dropping people at will -- or having it done to me -- so I usually do not feel any 'need' to post a whole explanatory entry about pruning my friends list. If you disappear, it should probably be fairly obvious to you why (could be a variety of reasons, but most commonly it is a lack of day-to-day interests or attitudes). And, to me, it's NO. BIG. THING. An LJ-add is not, to me, some sort of commitment to a side-by-side destiny -- it's chatting it up for a bit because we happen to occupy the same space. I've no problem with someone saying, "okay, see ya" and moving on for good after five minutes, and I've no hesitation in doing the same. If you think such things entail a whole Deeper Meaning and More Important Message (on LJ or in meatspace), you probably shouldn't be adding me in the first place because you would be reading *way* more into me than I like to contain in those areas. Bottom line: LJ is supposed to be make my life more *efficient*, not more complicated.

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Well, the chinese horoscope has *this* to say about me:

"I am the seasoned traveler Of the Labyrinth.
The genius of alacrity,
Wizard of the impossible.
My brilliance is yet unmatched
In its originality.
My heart's filled with potent magic
That could cast a hundred spells.
I am put together
For mine own pleasure.

I am the Monkey."

Seems pretty apt.

Also, I am INTP (with a longer INTP description here, that also conveniently explains away my disregard for tidiness!) although I test out as INTJ just under half the times I've taken the test and actually sometimes prefer to think of myself as more of the latter. Mix that in with the Monkey and you've pretty much got me nailed -- doing so is the tricky bit, however.

(and for anyone who feels this information is relevant, I am also a Capricorn, with an Aquarius Rising and have a Moon Sign of Leo) I also self-identify as an anarcho-capitalist for the most part although, unlike many other ancaps, I do vote and I generally vote libertarian.

And, when I work (oh the freedom of freelance!), I work as a draftsman, which means I do things like this and thus satisfy my geekery bent. Otherwise, I am a stay-at-home-mom to a 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16-year-old boy who just in 2010 got his own skate ramp in our back yard (and an archery range in the hallway last year) and a housewife who doesn't like (and thus trys in numerous creative ways to avoid) doing any housework other than gardening and cooking!

I teach taught yoga to Kinder-2nd graders at my son's school, but I volunteered my time for that.

I also occasionally work as a newborn nanny for special needs (or not) infants but that is a purely 'luxury' job for me and so I only do so when I find the perfect family for me. To read about my experiences with my own child who was special needs at birth, you can follow the myriad of click-throughs starting with this post.

I am also very active, usually with my son at my side since he was two -- so that he may learn service as a lifestyle not an ideal -- with various children's causes, education reform organizations, refugee aid organizations, local harvest and urban sustainability efforts and many hours at a no kill cat shelter and fostering kittens.


"I have a theory that the truth is never told during the nine-to-five hours."
-Hunter S. Thompson

Expect nothing deep here. Ya want deep, click the link to my blog where I like to drown in it.** This is where I intend to get stray bitching about losing my glasses and stuff out of my system so i don't do it around the house. Also, I tend to think of this journal as a "group email" and use it as such. I figure it will eliminate my getting nagged by friends -- near or far -- about being such an infrequent correspondent. This way, I only have to say things once! Also, I can rarely think of an appropriate title for my posts and in such cases I just use an adaptation of lunarcamel's method, and title them a line from whatever song I am listening to at the time. So, rarely are they relevant to the nature of my posts in other than coincidental or subconcious ways.

**A note about the blog: That is the way heavier, deep, self-examining side of me. And almost all the entries are vague in that I do not name the events, people, relationships that are causing such thought. But, they are in general a good indicator of where I am ::sitting back in chair and pushing up glasses:: on a "deeper level". And, in general, they are ultimately about the *most* personal of my relationships, loves, lovers, life choices and decisions. There be no "where the fuck are the glasses I lost?!?!" there (although, there might be an esoteric pondering on the nature of loss! :) )

"And he tried to explain that the great changes rippling through his being had little to do with mysticism, in the sense of being magical or mystifying. "Truly, it is just pure technology, yes? This is what technology is: just consciousness reflected upon itself, gaining ever more control of itself and creating new forms.""
-- David Zindell

"Isn't it enough to see that a garden is beautiful without having to believe that there are fairies at the bottom of it too?"
-- Douglas Adams

"Political tags - such as royalist, communist, democrat, populist, fascist, liberal, conservative, and so forth - are never basic criteria. The human race divides politically into those who want people to be controlled and those who have no such desire."
-- Robert A. Heinlein

"I let go of all desire for the common good, and the good becomes as common as the grass."
--Lao Tsu

"... transhumanism doesn't need ill-informed people who go off on flights of 'what if' fancy. You know what? All of us have been doing that since we were five years old. What transhumanism needs is transhumanists. Not people who talk about it."
- Shannon Larratt

"When I hear somebody sigh, 'Life is hard,' I am always tempted to ask, 'Compared to what?'"
- Sydney Harris

"Seek those who find your road agreeable, your personality and mind stimulating, your philosophy acceptable, and your experience helpful. Let those who do not, seek their own kind."
- Henri Fabre

"Yesterday they called it coincidence; today, it's synchronicity; tomorrow they will call it...skill."
--Antero Alli

"I wrote the story myself. It's about a girl who lost her reputation and never missed it."
--Mae West

"Blah, blah, blah. Aren't you tired of making the same speech every time you're faced with a challenge?"
--Seto Kaiba

"At which point I realized that I'm living the life of a thirteen year old. But with a full wine fridge and a really great rack."
--slackmistress

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