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Ben N.

"connection balance mindfulness gratitude freethinking"

Corvallis, OR, USA
Speaks: English
Joined Dec 9, 2002
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Joined Dec 9, 2002 Activist Aspirations undeclared 
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Groups Environmental Defense Fund
Hometown Rochester, NY 
Birthday July 11  
Languages English  
About Me
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Activist Aspirations
Political Leaning
Religions mysticism, freethought, humanist, agnostic, pastafarian  
Eating Habits  
Wild Fact About Me I have an identical twin brother.
My Philosophy connection balance mindfulness gratitude freethinking
What Gives Me Hope hope
If I were Mayor, I'd make the world a better place by * universal health care & high-quality education
* renewable & non-polluting energy
* organic & sustainable agriculture
* living wage & progressive taxation
* campaign finance reform & instant runoff voting
What/who changed my life and why Lao Tzu's book of poems, Tao te Ching, which teaches about non-resistance and flow. I recommend starting with Stephen Mitchell's translation.

Eckhart Tolle's book, The Power of Now, which is also available on tape or CD.

Thich Nhat Hanh, a Vietnamese Buddhist monk who teaches about mindfulness and loving-kindness. (

Tom Brown Jr, who was trained by a Lipan Apache elder named Stalking Wolf, and who teaches about wilderness living & awareness. (
What Bugs Me  
What Scares Me  
Role Models parents & family  
Quotation doubt everything. find your own light.
-gautama buddha
Interests organic farming, city/mountain biking, volleyball, hiking, skiing, snowshoeing, drumming, dancing, yoga, meditation, massage, wild edible and medicinal plants, friction fire, tracking, brain tanning animal skins, reducing, reusing, recycling, composting, gardening  
Music Bob Dylan, Beatles, Live Improv (, Bob Marley, Phish, Grateful Dead, Reggae, Funk, Blues, Hip Hop, Bluegrass, Folk, world music, Jazz, Classical  
TV Shows Democracy Now!, PBS, Survivorman, Blue Planet series, The Colbert Report, the Daily Show, Planet Earth  
Favorite Foods fresh, local, organic  
Favorite Places wilderness  
Can't Live Without feeling connected to life, love, inner quiet, taking actions to improve our world, wilderness  
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Wood Fired Oven

Arethusa Organic Farm crew 2009

Sculpture by my loving cousin Dorothy
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