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Tom Fields

"Making new friends"

Washington, DC, USA
male, age 59
Speaks: English, French
Joined Apr 3, 2005
What I Want to Do: To live life to it's fullest!

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I recently retired from the US Air Force, after 20 years of service.  On May 1, my new job began in Washington, DC.  It involves working for a major Federal agency, responsible for protecting our national security.

For the past four and a half years, my home was in Marysville, California.  My California photos came from that period.  Before that, I was stationed in Britain, Nebraska, South Carolina, and Texas (in reverse order).

My new apartment is in the Mt Pleasant area of Washington.  It's an incredibly diverse, colorful, and interesting neighborhood.  While not the ideal place for a family, it's exactly right for a single adult like me.

As a Federal employee, I cannot engage in partisan (Democratic vs Republican) politics, but will remain active in causes that appeal to me.  If you have a non-partisan issue to discuss, keep me in mind.

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Joined Apr 3, 2005 Activist Aspirations Casual 
Here for Meeting Friends, Dating 
Group Host of none yet
Groups Healthy Cooking, NPR - National Public Radio, Prepare to Unlock Reality (UR), YOU Have a GREEN STAR!, the happy place in which no god reigns supreme.
Hometown Louisville, Kentucky 
Birthday April 01, 1959  
Languages English, French  
About Me Analytical, independent-minded, free-spirited
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Activist Aspirations Casual
Political Leaning Moderate
Eating Habits Keep it Healthy  
Wild Fact About Me
My Philosophy Extraordinary claims require extraordinary proof.
What Gives Me Hope Democracy is spreading.
If I were Mayor, I'd make the world a better place by Ending government funding of "faith-based organizations."
What/who changed my life and why Ayn Rand, author of The Fountainhead and Atlas Shrugged. She showed that reason trumps dogma and superstition.
What Bugs Me Reckless drivers  
Passions photography  
Inspirations music  
What Scares Me Dependence on imported oil  
Role Models Michael Newdow, Jimmy Doolittle, Carl Sagan, Larry Flynt  
Quotation "We must all hang together, or we shall most assuredly hang separately" Ben Franklin
Interests Internet, Military / Veterans, Movies, Music, National Parks, Fitness, History, Internet, Travel/Adventure, Politics  
Books true stories  
Music Jazz, blues, world music  
Movies Eraserhead, Pink Flamingos, A Clockwork Orange, Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer  
TV Shows News Hour with Jim Lehrer, Cold Case, American Experience  
Favorite Foods greek, seafood, Mediterranean, Asian  
Favorite Places Austin, San Antonio, San Francisco, Monterey, London, Paris  
Can't Live Without Good food, a decent home, exercise, a social life, a good job  
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    Apr 9, 2008 9:11 PM

    Ana M. (1141)

    "But friendship is precious,
    not only in the shade,
    but in the sunshine of life;
    and thanks to a benevolent
     arrangement of things,
    the greater part of life is sunshine."

    - Thomas Jefferson -


     ... thank you for my sunshine my dear Friend.
     With Love

    Mar 26, 2008 6:04 PM

    Rebecca W. (1160)
    May all your wishes and dreams
    come true!!
    And as you celebrate
    the day of your birth, may peace
    and beauty fill the Earth!!!
    Warm blessings and joy...

    Mar 5, 2008 10:28 AM

    Ana M. (1141)

    "Grown men can learn from
    very little children for the hearts
    of the little children are pure.
    Therefore, the Great Spirit
    may show to them many things
    which older people miss."

    - Black Elk - Oglala Sioux Holy Man

    ... listen the children's wisdom dear Friend.
    They are the future.
    with Love

    Feb 10, 2008 4:47 PM

    Ana M. (1141)

    What if you slept?
    And what if,
    in your sleep, you dreamed?
    And what if, in your dream,
    you went to heaven
    and there plucked a strange
    and beautiful flower?
    And what if,
    when you awoke,
    you had the flower in your hand?
    Ah, what then?

    - Samuel Taylor Coleridge -


    ... I wish you my dear Friend
     a week full of dreams
     With Love

    Jan 16, 2008 10:22 PM

    Ana M. (1141)

    Good Bye Moon

    We have roamed the wild country
    We have seen mountains grow from hills
    With my brothers and sisters
    And now our time has came
    The two-legs have come in
    And killed all of our prey
    We are all so confused
    Because what have we done?
    The two-legs killed my mother
    My brothers and sisters too
    The two-legs has got me.
    I'll be with my family soon.
    Now the two-legs is over me
    As I get one last look
    At my boloved moon.

    ... with Love

    Dec 17, 2007 6:55 AM

    Ana M. (1141)

    This Time Of The Year
    The ingredients are all right here
    With warmest thoughts and best wishes
    Good health and happiness and cheer
    To keep you smiling through the year
    And if your heart has lost it's song
    The gift of hope to cheer you on.
    Share your love and remind
    That someone, for you my Friend,
    Always truly cares, and,
    At this time of the end of the year.

    ... I wish you a great week dear friend
    With Love

    Nov 25, 2007 7:39 PM

    Ana M. (1141)

    "It's too bad I'm not the wonderful 
    person as people say I am,
    because the world could use a few
     people like that."
    Alan Alda

    MySpace Comments - Have a Great Week

    ... I wish you a great week dear frend
    With Love

    Nov 4, 2007 4:00 PM

    Ana M. (1141)

    "The Beautiful Earth"

    The glistening sun is shining
    On the sparkling water,
    The sparkling water is
    To the pretty ocean,
    The pretty ocean
    is as beautiful
    As a bachelor button flower,
    The bachelor
    button flower is
    yellow and blue
    Like the sunset sky,
    The sunset sky is giving
    peace to the Earth!

    written by Olivia

    ... I wish you a great week sweet friend

    With Love


    Oct 14, 2007 4:47 PM

    Ana M. (1141)

    What is a Poem
     A poem is hidden in the soundlessspeechless soft clouds
    Tossing turning twisting
    in the crystal clear aquamarine sky
    Look inside a pleasing pretty flower
    Climb immeasurable immenseimpressive mountains
    If you find a poem handle it carefully
    Like a newborn puppy
    For a poem can die or slip through fingers
    Like creamy butter
    And be lost in the dark streets
    Look in places where you
     have never been before
    And there you might find a poem
    Lost somewhere in the soft clouds
    The clear sky or a pretty flower
    Waiting for you!
    by Amber Hickman (aged 8)

    Have a great week

    Sep 21, 2007 9:25 PM

    Liz G. (352)
    Aug 21, 2007 2:02 PM

    Ana M. (1141)

    Our Friendship

    Our friendship is like an ocean
    That goes down so deep
    I compare it like a rose
    Whose beauty you want to keep.

    Our friendship is like a river
    That I know will never end
    I see it like a dove
    With a beautiful message to send.

    Our friendship is like a song
    That goes on and on forever
    It is in our hearts prisoner
    That will be free for ever.


    Jul 20, 2007 1:16 PM

    Ana M. (1141)

    Could we but draw back the curtain,
    That surrounds each others lives,
    See the naked heart and spirit;
    Know what spur the action gives;
    Often we would find it better,
    Purer then we think we would.
    We would love each other better,
    If we only understood.

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    ... with Love


    Jul 7, 2007 8:56 AM

    Ana M. (1141)

    "Someone has said that a friend is a bank
    of credit on which we can draw supplies
    of confidence, counsel, sympathy, help,
    and love. And that is true, for if you have
    a genuine friend, you possess riches greater
    than silver or gold. Which, of course, brings
    us to the other sideof the question:
    are you, and am I, the kind of friend
    that others can treasure?"

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    ... with Love


    Jun 30, 2007 8:48 PM

    Liz G. (352)

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    Jun 27, 2007 3:29 PM

    Ana M. (1141)


    There's nothing as nice
    As someone who shares,
    Your laughter, your secrets,
    Your wishes and cares,
    Someone who's there
    Through your good times and tears,
    Who stays by your side
    As your friend through the years.

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    ... with Love


    Jun 18, 2007 10:31 AM

    Ana M. (1141)

    "Nothing is great
    like friendship on earth.
     No jewel no pearl has got it's worth.
     No one except a friend
     can be trusted.
    Your life will never ever get rusted."

    ... I wish you a great week my dear friend

    With Love


    May 26, 2007 5:23 AM

    Liz G. (352)
    May 25, 2007 3:40 PM

    Ana M. (1141)

    "Good friends share good times,
    but great friends divide pain.
     So I will always divide both with you my Friend."

    ... I wish a wonderful weekend my dear friend

    With Love


    May 5, 2007 5:49 AM

    Ana M. (1141)

    Standing by,
    All the way.
    Here to help you through your day.

    Holding you up,
    When you are weak,
    Helping you find what it is you seek.

    Catching your tears,
    When you cry.
    Pulling you through when the tide is high.

    Just being there,
    Through thick and thin,
    All just to say, you are my friend.

    ... have a wonderful weekend my dear friend


    Apr 24, 2007 4:05 PM

    Linda B. (2413)

    Today I remembered: "What we see in others, may exist in us in other forms, for we are all truly from the same light."  I thank you for bringing understanding, acceptance and compassion to my reality.

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