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giles nowak

"what is more dangerous than religious extremists? -they are the darkness on the human soul, and put a shadow upon all who claim to be 'religious'"

Virginia Beach, VA, USA
male, age 66
Speaks: English, German
Joined Apr 1, 2005

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In our society a person might frequently have to choose between what he thinks is practical and what is ethical. He might choose the practical, and as a result he disintegrates as a human being.
Philip K Dick
phillip k dick, a writer of mind-bending sci-fi, died in 1982.. several of his stories have been made into movies


"I shall be very lonesome without you. How miserably things seem to be arranged in this world. If we have no friends, we have no pleasure; and if we have them, we are sure to lose them, and be doubly pained by the loss."
Abraham Lincoln, 1841, to departing Jo
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Hometown virginia beach, va, usa 
Birthday Sept 17, 1949  
Languages English, German  
About Me ah words..
place your forefinger lightly against your thumb.
What are you holding?

We are all so different and still in ways similar.
If there is light I try to strengthen it, reflect it.. and when there is dark I try to face it.... remember it.

who is touching your thoughts?

(you) tell me
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Pets Dogs  
Activist Aspirations Enthusiastic
Political Leaning Liberal
Religions I haven't yet figured out a name for it~  
Eating Habits Keep it Healthy  
Wild Fact About Me born in dallas, texas, but after I was two I didn't again really live in texas - until I went to college at U.T. in austin, in the late 60's. I moved to alaska when I was two & later lived in germany for 5.5 years ~ growing up there amidst a world where castles & castles' ruins seemingly were on every other hillside. /// At 20 I wrote an article in an underground newspaper about buckminster fuller's "World Game" -- which, he said, showed the best understanding of what they were trying to appear in the press..
My Philosophy (My Philosophy...of life)
begrudgingly acquiring patience.
attempting tolerance.
finding compassion.
and when possible, laughing at it.
What Gives Me Hope ah.. THAT'S a hard one.
often I don't see it
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I left my first love, a young blond beauty of a girl named Mary Beck, in Sumter SC - Shaw AirForceBase in 1956
Met her about age 4, left her just b4 I turned 7.
Never saw again, but her image stayed with me going on 60 years now.
I wonder if she still lives, and I still HAVE hope to see her again
Mary Beck come find me
If I were Mayor, I'd make the world a better place by Check QUICK to find out who'd screwed up the elections
What/who changed my life and why do we ever REALLY see all of the many minor miracles which touch & influence & thereby change our paths?
What Bugs Me oh don't get me started..!  
Passions playfulness, caring, finding paths to connections  
What Scares Me mindless stupidity, cruelty, pettiness, meanness, rigid resistance to change even whengood, blind incapacity of people to see good  
Role Models Daniel Elsworth is a top one  
Quotation "Don't Panic!"
"just be kind"
"Please wake up &begin PAYING ATTENTION like things matter." (me)
Interests humor, space exploration, paleontology, native peoples, well-made movies, meditation, massage & touch, All animals ~pets & wild, art/design, books and authors, evolution, immunology, naturists, J.R.R. Tolkien, creative thought, creative expression & crea  
Books LOTS of older sci-fi, The Best And The Brightest, J.R.R. Tolkien  
Music god.. WHERE to start? cat stevens, penguin cafe orchestra, the incredible string band, leonard cohen  
Movies there ARE some really good ones amidst:, American Beauty, Spider, Amelie, Pulp Fiction, My First Mister, Truly Madly Deeply, Last of the Mohicans, Sleepers, the Razors Edge (of 1984), Shadrach, the King of Hearts  
TV Shows former History Channel (b4 'Alien'Crap), Big Bang Theory, futurama, the Prisoner, the Simpsons, the Daily Show, Six Feet Under, Homicide: Life on the Street, (the originial) West Wing, Two &amp, amp, a Half Men  
Favorite Foods quality over quantity  
Favorite Places somewhere around the next corner, Dharmsala, Mesa Verde  
Can't Live Without a sense of humility &amp, self honesty, compasion in the world, beingswho respond 2my arrival withwarmth, a dedication to overcoming hurtfulness, humor, tolerance, poise, touching, patience  
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