"To live a clean, productive, cruelty-free and environmentally friendly lifestyle."
Clearwater, FL, USA
married, 3 children
Joined Jul 9, 2010
Equal Rights for All,
Fair Trade Practices,
Protection of Endangered Species,
Single-Payer Health Care,
Preservation of Vital Ecosystems,
handcrafting eco-friendly vegan goods,
cooking (plant-based diet),
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My nickname, Caili (pronounced Kaylee), is a shortened form of my name. It comes from the Gàidhlig word acail, which means Eagle. The eagle, leader of all creatures in the air, is a symbol of creativity, intelligence, courage and understanding. If you get to know me at all, you will discover that it describes me fairly well.
** NOTE: My butterfly reward numbers are not accurate. For some reason, my pounds of carbon offset recently took a large drop and then stopped working correctly. I am continuing to offset carbon, but each time I do another offset, my amount listed actually decreases even further. Someone please fix this! *sigh*
||Jul 9, 2010
||Meeting Friends, Professional Connections, Support a Cause, Other
|Group Host of
Animal Welfare Institute, Complete Guide to Backyard Gardening, Defenders of Wildlife, Defenders of Wildlife Action Fund - Electing Pro-Wildlife Leaders, Dog Lovers, Earth Day, Global Alliance to Ban GMOs, GreenWeb.org Group, Greenpeace, Healthy Cooking, PRRA - People for the Rights and Respect of Animals, Rainforest Action, Saving Big Cats, Small Garden Spaces more »
||I'm a strong supporter of a variety of charitable causes and am always looking for ways to help make a difference. I'm highly creative and artistic, but also have a strong thirst for knowledge. I enjoy sharing that knowledge with others and helping others along, whenever possible. At the same time, I absorb as much as I can from others and believe that learning is a life-long pursuit. After all, with knowledge, comes the power to effect change and make a difference. Every day brings a new experience and opportunity to do something worth while. That is something to which I am always look forward.
||Introduce yourself to Caili
Diverse organic vegan diet.,
Local growers where possible,
Gluten-free due to gluten sensitivity,
Former Dairy-Free Pescatarian
|Wild Fact About Me
||The only voice that cannot be heard is the one that is not exercised. Do so with compassion and conviction, because change is only within our grasp when we lead with thoughtfulness and convince others to join us in our efforts.
|What Gives Me Hope
||The potential for change.
|If I were Mayor, I'd make the world a better place by
||1. End offshore drilling, GMO's and factory farming practices.
2. Create stiff penalties for corporate practices that harm human health, violate human rights and damage the environment.
3. Create incentives for both corporations and small businesses that lead the way in renewable energy innovations.
4. Reinvest in American small businesses to create jobs and penalize corporations that send more than 25% of their jobs overseas.
5. Establish a universal health care system in the United States.
6. Look for peaceful solutions to our world's problems.
7. Create sensible and reasonable gun laws and work to improve mental health in the US.
|What/who changed my life and why
||My family. They love me for who I am, support me in my decisions and want the best for me.
|What Bugs Me
traditional and digital art,
sculpture: metals . clays . stone,
painting and illustration,
miniature landscapes and gardens,
a birds song,
perserverance and determination,
the sounds of ocean waves rolling in,
the sun setting over the ocean,
the beauty of nature
|What Scares Me
fundamentalism of any kind,
cruelty . hatred . intolerance,
apathy . greed . selfishness . neglect
Those who stand up for what's right
||"We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, therefore, is not an act, but a habit" - Aristotle
"Life is not a problem to be solved, but a reality to be experienced" ~ Kierkegaard
Nature and the Environment,
Green Website Development,
Creating wearable works of art,
Activities with my family,
Art: recycled and natural materials,
Sculpting: metals and clays,
Art . Illustration . Desi
art . photography . other,
Celtic and Chinese history/culture,
fantasy and science fiction
Instrumental: Nature Sounds,
Instrumental: Chinese (ehru and guqin),
Marvel's Agents of Shield,
NCIS: Los Angeles,
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
Organic tempeh and miso,
Organic nuts and seeds,
Organic fruit and veggies,
Organic salads and soups,
Organic sun-dried tomato hummus,
Organic lemon-pepper-artichoke hummus,
Organic veggie wraps,
Gluten-free organic vegan calzones,
Organic red bell pepper hummus
Anywhere near the ocean,
San Francisco CA,
Victoria Coast (Australia),
Melbourne - VIC (Australia)
|Can't Live Without
computer and internet
||Introduce yourself to Caili