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Michael Walter

"Be Kind to Old Muskrats!"

Auburn, IN, USA
male, age 71
Speaks: English, Good tourist French, Can say "hi" and "thank you" in Arabic
Joined Feb 23, 1999

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       Goode friend for Jesus' sake forbeare
          to cut the woode that standeth here, 
      Blest be the man who spares these leaves,
         but curst be he that cuts this tree.

   Plant Trees. Save Wetlands.

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Joined Feb 23, 1999 Activist Aspirations Enthusiastic 
Here for Support a Cause 
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Groups Defenders of Wildlife, Jane Goodall Institute: Race for the Primates, Pets in Need, Race for the Big Cats, Race for the Rainforest
Hometown Auburn, IN 
Birthday Jan 08, 1947  
Languages English, Good tourist French, Can say "hi" and "thank you" in Arabic  
About Me Graduated Auburn High School, Auburn, IN, 1965. A.B., Government, Indiana University/Bloomington, 1969. Peace Corps training: University of Utah, Salt Lake City, and Chinle Boarding School, Chinle, AZ, 1969; Collège de Sainte-Anne-de la-Pocatière, Québec, 1970. Peace Corps Volunteer, 1970-72, Teacher of English as Second Language, Collège d'Enseignement Général, Bouaflé, Côte d'Ivoire. Graduate study, University of Denver Graduate School of International Studies, 1972-73. U.S. Dep't of State (107th Foreign Service Class), 1973-75. M.A., Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies, 1976. J.D., Indiana University/Bloomington School of Law, 1979. Admitted to Indiana Bar, 1980. Member, Auburn, IN, City Council, 1992-1999. Candidate for mayor, 1999. Returned to City Council, 2003. Re-elected, 2007. Author, "A Model Wetlands Ordinance for Indiana Communities." Democrat. United Methodist. Nearly became roadkill in 2009.
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Pets Cats  
Activist Aspirations Enthusiastic
Political Leaning Liberal
Religions Christian - Methodist  
Eating Habits Meat and potatoes, Coffee - Now!  
Wild Fact About Me I am often mistaken for a beaver. An old beaver.
My Philosophy "The authentic human being is one of us who instinctively knows what he should not do, and, in addition, he will balk at doing it. He will refuse to do it, even if this brings down dread consequences to him and to those whom he loves. This, to me, is the ultimately heroic trait of ordinary people; they say no to the tyrant and they calmly take the consequences of this resistance. Their deeds may be small, and almost always unnoticed, unmarked by history. Their names are not remembered, nor did these authentic humans expect their names to be remembered. I see their authenticity in an odd way: not in their willingness to perform great heroic deeds but in their quiet refusals. In essence, they cannot be compelled to be what they are not." -- Philip K. Dick
What Gives Me Hope dandelions
If I were Mayor, I'd make the world a better place by Telling a little more of the truth a little more often.
What/who changed my life and why She knows who she is. God be good to her and to everyone she loves.
What Bugs Me People who won't vote  
Passions Music!  
Inspirations Sophie Scholl, Hans Scholl, Alexander Schmorell, Willi Graf, Christoph Probst  
What Scares Me Silence in the face of injustice  
Role Models Bartolome De Las Casas, Christian Thomasius, Supreme Court Justice Frank Murphy, Supreme Court Justice Wiley B. Rutledge, Governor Ralph Carr of Colorado, Raoul Wallenberg, Dag Hammarskjold  
Quotation "Do not trust the experts. If you believe the doctors, nothing is healthy. If you believe the ministers, nothing is wholesome. If you believe the generals, nothing is safe." --Lord Salisbury
Interests Wikipedia, astronomy, wetlands, history, politics, genealogy, Will Cuppy  
Books Pilgrim at Tinker Creek, The Last Temptation of Christ, A Canticle for Leibowitz, The Man in the High Castle, The Grail of Hearts, Markings, The Wooden Star, Prince Ombra, Bring Me the Head of Prince Charming, anything by Will Cuppy  
Music Loreena McKennitt, Allison Crowe, Bach, Bethoveen, Barber, the Beatles  
Movies Black and White in Color, Lawrence of Arabia, The Lion in Winter, Starman, They Might be Giants  
TV Shows The Twilight Zone, Star Trek, M*A*S*H  
Favorite Foods pizza!  
Favorite Places swamps, bogs, fens, marshes  
Can't Live Without God, newspapers, public radio, the internet, hope  
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