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Richard W.

"Touch as many lives as I can in a positive and loving way."

Ann Arbor, MI, USA
male, age 65
divorced, 1 child
Speaks: English
Joined Jun 16, 2005

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Joined Jun 16, 2005 Activist Aspirations Enthusiastic 
Here for Professional Connections, Support a Cause 
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Groups Caring & Compassionate Friends, GRAPHIX & SIGGIES FOR THE TAKING, Genealogy - Family History, Homeless Civil Rights and Civil Liberties,, Lighthouses of the World
Hometown Born: Baltimore, MD; Presently in: Ann Arbor, MI 
Birthday Nov 09, 1949  
Languages English  
About Me Back-to-Basics type, caring, Christian morals and values, compassionate, dependable, faithful, fun, honest, loving, peaceful, spiritual, and trustworthy. Of course, like everyone, I have my flaws or qualities some may view as flaws. I'm not competitive, greedy, or materialistic. Some see me as a procrastinator or not motivated, however, I see it as being cooperative rather than competitive and motivated for the truly important aspects of life rather than material, monetary, or superficial aspects. Finally, I tend to listen to my emotions and gut feelings rather than logic alone. I don't like confrontations or hurting people, so sometimes I hold things inside or make decisions that don't seem logical to others. I've been told that I should be a writer.
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Pets No pets - like cats and dogs, feed the wild birds - sqirrels - rabbits  
Activist Aspirations Enthusiastic
Political Leaning Depends
Religions Christian - Baptist  
Eating Habits Coffee, Soda, Juices, Almost anything... :), All kind of food  
Wild Fact About Me Nothing "wild", I'm down-to-earth, however, that doesn't mean I don't know how to joke and have fun. Some might find it wild that I use to be a fire fighter, or that I ate rattlesnake once at the round-up in Sweetwater TX
My Philosophy As long as we "allow" others to "control" or have "power" over our lives, instead of being responsible, self-governing and, self-policing individuals, none of the problems of the World will be resolved. Whether you believe in a God, or not, all of us are born with an inner soul, spirit, sense.. call it what you like, that links us to each other and tells us what is right, just, civil, and in accordance with the laws of nature, otherwise, we could not be the superior species and custodians of the universe. It is only when we learn, or are programmed, to believe and think counter to our inner essence that we become self-serving, self-centered, and prejudiced.
What Gives Me Hope God, compassionate people, people of action.
If I were Mayor, I'd make the world a better place by Teach the public that government should be nothing more than a public services provider. Governance has to come from within every individual. Unless each person acts and behaves in a considerate, peaceful, humanitarian, environmentally responsible, unified, self-governing manor, the World's problems will not be resolved. Failure of the people to self-govern themeselves only leads to runaway regulation (which cannot be enforced) and systems that are abused and motivated by greed for money, material gain, and power to control others lives.
What/who changed my life and why Life, because it has taught me what things are truly important and which things are not.
What Bugs Me abuse of any type, arrogance, gossip / back-biting, greed, materialism, self-centeredness  
Passions family relationships, friendships, loving others, my spirituality  
Inspirations God, Creation, Love  
What Scares Me children having weapons, falling from heights, lizards, scorpions, snakes  
Role Models Prophets of God, Saints / Saintes, Martin Luther King Jr., Jimmy Carter  
Quotation There is a road from the eye to the heart that does not go through the intellect.
--G.K. Chesterton
Interests environment, fire service, gardening, meditation / prayer, nature, passive energy, philosophy, photography, recycling, spirituality, wildlife, writing  
Books Bible, Fire Service History Books, Prescription for Living, The Notebook - Nicholas Sparks, reference books, technical books  
Music Classic Rock and Country  
Movies comedies, documentaries, romance  
TV Shows Don't watch much TV but.., comedies / sit-coms, Discovery channel shows, Hallmark channel movies, History Channel shows, PBS documentaries / educational  
Favorite Foods Too many to list  
Favorite Places Sandia Peak NM is my #1, home, lakes, mountains, rivers or streams, rural areas, waterfalls, woods  
Can't Live Without the obvious necessities, God, Family, Friend, Love, True Knowledge, Wisdom  
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    Myke S. (323)
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    Richard, I hope 2009 is kind to you, may it
    be happy and healthy.
    Nov 2, 2008 9:17 PM

    Pam G. (112)
    Here's hoping you have a really happy birthday!!
    Miss you my friend - hope all is going well for you.
    Love and hugs Pam

    Oct 5, 2008 6:29 AM

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    Jul 15, 2008 12:32 PM

    Kay H. (459)
    NA22.jpgMy Dear Friend Richard, I miss you!! Love&Hugs, Kay

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    Pam G. (112)
    Hope all is well with you my friend. Missya xo


    Apr 5, 2008 7:02 AM

    Pam G. (112)

    You are never far away in my thoughts...

    Mar 28, 2008 6:23 AM

    Pam G. (112)
    Thinking of you and hope all is well. HUGS
    Mar 22, 2008 5:59 AM

    Pam G. (112)
    Thinking of you lovely Richard and hope all is still going good for you.
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    Mar 21, 2008 9:24 PM

    Kathryn A. (115)
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    Mar 14, 2008 6:39 AM

    Pam G. (112)
    Hey our autumn is hotter than our summer!!


    Richard, I hope all is going well and that you are feeling much better and are ok. Luvya my friend.


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