Camden, ME, USA
married, 1 child
Author Speaks: swiss-german, Japanese - Learning, Chinese [Mandarin]-learning, Cherokee - Learning, Cherokee, Italian as a 3 rd language, English, French, German
Joined Sep 11, 2006
"If we do show mercy and compassion to the animals, how do we expect the Gods to show mercy and compassion to us?" a quote from Gautama Buddha. If we destroy the Animal Nations we destroy ourselves. My interests are various, and listed below. In fact, what is listed below represents merely a small part of them. I spent the first nearly thirty years of my life in Europe, almost twenty in Switzerland, five in England, three in France. I was born in Santa Barbara, but left when I was six months old. I am of German, Scottish, English and Mohawk heritage. I am currently researching some possible Cherokee/Chickamauga roots as well. My ideals have never changed--I remain aggressively for the environment, human rights, racial equality, justice, etc.-- but I am also frustrated by the progress made even by the champions of these causes over the last forty years. I was brought up with an appreciation of critical thinking and a respect for reasoned debate which is sorely absent today from public discourse. Current events are alarming, and the current rhetoric seems to have gone insane. I am not, however, one who is content to watch from the side-lines. These are times that do not allow us that luxury. I do intend to do my small part to make a difference. Spiritually, I am a traditionalist and I strive to walk in the Way of my teachers.
"Let me be a free man, free to travel, free to stop, free to work, free to trade where I choose, free to choose my own teachers, free to follow the religion of my fathers, free to talk, think and act for myself -- and I will obey every law or submit to the penalty." -Chief Joseph;
Friendship comes from the heart and soul and helps us endure all of life's struggles. It gives us hope when we are down, it gives us dreams and inspiration and a glimpse of the universe. It reminds us that no thing is ever impossible with the gift of love and friendship! Thank you for being my friend and a shining star... Becca