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dana hurt

". . . the sun is but a morning star . . ."

Visalia, CA, USA
male, age 32
single
seeker of the authentic life
Speaks: English, Sign Language (American), Spanish
Joined Aug 17, 2000
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Groups Clubster, Defenders of Wildlife Action Fund - Electing Pro-Wildlife Leaders, GLBT Rights, Get Out The Progressive Vote!, Healthy Living Network, Human Rights Network, Jane Goodall Institute: Race for the Primates, Nature Lovers, Oceana, Protect Arctic Refuge, Protect Yellowstone, Race for the Big Cats, Race for the Rainforest, The ULTIMATE Philosophy group: Open-minded, at times abstract. more »
Hometown Visalia, California 
Homepage http://geocities.com/danahurt  
Birthday April 16, 1982  
Languages English, Sign Language (American), Spanish  
About Me i enjoy getting dirt under my compulsively short fingernails. i love dogs, but i wish they could be free. i hit the road when i can. music is my life's narrative: it tells a story, elicits an emotion, helps heal/mourn, makes me whole. friends keep me going.

i know what i like, but i'm not sure what i'm about, really. as soon as i begin to think i have a modest idea, i breathe, talk, ride, meet, see, think, go, and my glasses tilt to a new shiny thing.

brrrr. it's cold out there.

"at night i went out into the dark; saw a glimmering star; heard a frog; nature seemed to say, well do these not suffice?"
--ralph waldo emerson

unless someone like you cares a whole lot, nothing is going to get better. it's not.
--the lorax

if we are trespassing, so were the soldiers who broke down the gates of hitler's death camps; if we are thieves, so were the members of the underground railroad who freed the slaves of the south; and if we are vandals, so were those who destroyed forever the gas chambers of buchenwald and auschwitz.
--unattributed
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  Lifestyle
Pets none  
Activist Aspirations Enthusiastic
Political Leaning Depends
Religions  
Eating Habits Vegan  
Wild Fact About Me i'm up for meeting the thinking, breathing, good-humored, skeptical, loving, creative, garrulous, empathic, engaged, dynamic, warm, curous, authentic types, i suppose.

"unless someone like you cares a whole lot, nothing is going to get better. it's not."
--the lorax
My Philosophy "the promise"
i promise to myself and all others
...to be a good person.
...to help other people.
...to make the world a better place.
...to care for my mind and body.
...to be true to my ideas and friends.

"ahimsa"
abstinence from animal products
harmlessness with reverence for life
integrity in thought, word, and deed
mastery over oneself
service to humanity and nature
advancement of understanding

these ideas, codified by other people, i've changed and neglected to cite--sorry. of the few things i've learned, these stand out. an other thing i'm slowly realizing is that life is too damn short for fear.
What Gives Me Hope love.

"all, everything that i understand, iunderstand only because i love."
--leo tolstoy
If I were Mayor, I'd make the world a better place by abolish the state and let people free themselves through learning.
What/who changed my life and why edward abbey (down the river, monkey wrench gang), isaak asimov, alexander berkmann, (the abc's of anarchism), ray bradbury (fahrenheit 451, martian chronicles), noam chomsky, samuel clemens (adventures of huckleberry finn), robert frost, emma goldman (anarchism and other essays), edward gorey, jack kerouak (on the road), aldo leopold (sand county almanac), gabriel garcía márquez (cien años de soledad), ralph nader, daniel quinn (ishmael, story of b), bertrand russell (autobiography, why i am not a christian, history of western philosophy), carl sagan (contact, pale blue dot, billions and billions, demon haunted world), peter singer (animal liberation), john steinbeck (cannery row, grapes of wrath), john updike (toward the end of time), kurt vonnegut (galapagos, player piano, sirens of titan, slaughterhouse five), howard zinn (people's history of the us) . . .
What Bugs Me  
Passions  
Inspirations  
What Scares Me  
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Role Models i don't much care for the term "role mod, look to others for wisdom. as much as a, alexander berkman, ro  
Quotation three passions, simple but overwhelmingly strong, have governed my life: the longing for love, the search for knowledge, and unbearable pity for the suffering of mankind. these passions, like great winds, have blown me hither and thither, in a wayward course, over a deep ocean of anguish, reaching to the very verge of despair.

i have sought love, first, because it brings ecstasy--ecstasy so great that i would often have sacrificed all the rest of life for a few hours of this joy. i have sought it, next, because it relieves loneliness--that terrible loneliness in which one shivering consciousness looks over the rim of the world into the cold unfathomable lifeless abyss. i have sought it, finally, because in the union of love i have seen, in a mystic miniature, the prefiguring vision of heaven that saints and poets have imagined. this is what i sought, and though it might seem too good for human life, this is what--at last--i have found.

with equal passion i have sought knowledge. i have wished to understand the hearts of men. i have wished to know why the stars shine. and I have tries to apprehend the pythagorean power by which number holds sway above the flux. a little of this, but not much, i have achieved.

love and knowledge, so far as they were possible, led upward toward the heavens. but always pity brought me back to earth. echoes of cries of pain reverberate in my heart. children in famine, victims tortured by oppressors, helpless old people a hated burden to their sons, and the whole world of loneliness, poverty, and pain make a mockery of what human life should be. i long to alleviate the evil, but i cannot, and i too suffer.

this has been my life. i have found it worth living, and would gladly live it again if the chance were offered me.

--bertrand russell, autobiography, p3
Interests to laugh often and much, to win the respect of intelligent people, to earn the appreciation of honest criti, to appreciate beauty, to find the best in others, to leave the world a li  
Books  
Music akus, allman brothers band, trey anastasio, louis armstrong, fiona apple, azure ray, badly drawn boy, syd barrett, the beach boys, the beatles, beck, , joshua bell, belle and sebastian, ben folds (five), beta band, beulah, bj  
Movies 12 monkeys, a mighty wind, about a boy, ace ventura: pet detective, adventures of baron munchausen, alien (alien, aliens, alien 3, alien resurection), all the real girls, almost famous, amelie, american beauty, american history x, back to the future trilo  
TV Shows you'd think, by reading this list, i watch a lot of tv. the truth is i see, enjoy watching it occasionally. you see, i must balance this with the art of livi, i've lived far better episodes than i've  
Favorite Foods blueberries, felafel, homous, baba ganouj, lentils, sweet potatoes, curry, soymilk, carrot cake . . ., indian, lebanese, thai, cantonese, italian, mexican . . ., "ask youself whether the dream of heaven  
Favorite Places russian gulch state park ca, lansing mi, san francisco ca, portland or, santa cruz ca, mendocino ca, visalia ca, toronto on  
Can't Live Without food, books, love, bike, travel  
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