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Jerry Hallead

"Living Life Quietly and Enjoying the Journey. Namaste."

Traverse City, MI, USA
male, age 65
committed relationship
Speaks: English
Joined Jan 30, 2014
What I Want to Do: Be an advocate for wildlife


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Hi Everyone!  Welcome to the billboard!

This a picture of me hard at work.  I am a Registered Nurse and it is actually me at the end of an afternoon shift.  I am ready to go home.  This is my Throne, where I sit the whole shift and tell everyone else what to do --  between naps, of course.  Yes, they bring me food and drink, fan me and feed me grapes. 



Seriously though -- I will try to make my wall representative of myself, human nature, wildlife and the environment -- with side trips to humor regarding life in general.  Thanks for visiting!



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Joined Jan 30, 2014 Activist Aspirations Casual 
Here for Meeting Friends, Support a Cause 
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Groups Care2 Feedback and Suggestions, Click to Give Free food, ORANGUTANS: Men of the Forest, Owned by Cats
Hometown Defiance, OH, USA 
Birthday Oct 17, 1948  
Languages English  
About Me I am a relaxed activist for human, animal and environmental issues.

I served my country in the US Air Force as a Medical Corpsman, from 1967-71.

I have been a Registered Nurse since 1976. Working most of my career in Surgery, Critical Care, Emergency Room and Vascular Access. It has been and continues to be a very rewarding career. My service to the ill of humanity humbles me everyday and I am grateful for that.

I am primarily an introvert. Being alone is not lonely for me and I enjoy my life as much as anyone who is at the other end of the social scale.

Friendship is sacred and I look forward to spending time with anyone who befriends me -- Dining, Theatre, Movies, Art and Cultural Events, Photography, Hiking, Biking, Kayyiking :), Shopping, or just spending time, goofing off, like everyone else. The difference is, I also don't mind doing all of these things by myself and often do. Life is good.

I am an amateur Nature Photographer and enjoy being outdoors with my camera taking in all that the Universe has graced us with and recording moments in time, as seen through the lens of my Nikon (Kodachrome by Simon and Garfunkel, lyrics by Paul Simon, all queued up and ready to play). :)

My family is my significant other and best 4 legged friend, is my cat Ben. Ben and I met at an animal shelter 4 years ago (he was being fostered there, not me) and now he lets me live with him in his apartment, which I, somehow, end up paying the rent for each month. Hmm. This cat thing is a racket I tell ya.

His only problem is a chronic addiction to catnip which no amount of rehab or staging of interventions is going to cure. Oh yes, I forgot to mention the "cat crazies, " that he frequently suffers from, when objects may or may not move, may or may not make a sound and may or may not be visible. He goes completely mental. He runs around like a maniac and then disappears until he regains his composure and then saunters out with this attitude of denial, like nothing ever happened. Mazel tov Ben, you pulled it off again, you goofball. ^..^

I am just trying to live life quietly, hopefully leaving more than I take and enjoying the journey.


Jerry and Ben the Cat ^..^


  Introduce yourself to Jerry
Pets My cat Ben. 8 y/o. Tiger markings  
Activist Aspirations Casual
Political Leaning Liberal
Religions Zen Buddhism, Native American Spiritualism, The Universe and Evolution  
Eating Habits Vegan  
Wild Fact About Me It took a lot of courage and alcohol, of course, but I once went to a Hallowen Party as the original Jerry Lewis, Nutty Professor: fake crooked teeth, thick glasses and full voice imitation... Uh-Ah,yes,it was quite fun, uh, actually.
My Philosophy Live life quietly. Leave more than you take. Enjoy the journey.
What Gives Me Hope My Significant Other,Ben's purr, Success of human, animal and environmental activism, my friends on Care2.
If I were Mayor, I'd make the world a better place by Disassemble all of the nuclear weapon arsenals in the world. Take every weapon known to man, melt them down and use the metal to build shelters for homeless humans and animals.
What/who changed my life and why Doctor Kerrie Schroeder, who helped me find out who it was that was living in my brain and my body. To accept it, to make choices and to go on with my life. Thanks Kerrie. Namaste.
What Bugs Me Poachers, Bullies, Racists, Bigots  
Passions Wildlife and Nature Photography  
Inspirations My Significant Other, Random Acts of Kindness  
What Scares Me Disrespect for the Environment, Cruelty to Animals, Inhumanity to Humans, Terrorism, Extremist Groups  
Role Models Seekers of peace with non-violent means  
Quotation "We have a lot more to learn from animals, than animals have to learn from us." -- Anthony Douglas Williams --Inside the Divine Pattern

"If a man (person) aspires toward a righteous life, his (their) first act of abstinence is from injury to animals." -- Leo Tolstoy.
Interests Nature Photography, Scrabble with others and online  
Books The Snow Leopard by Peter Matthiessen, Non-Fiction, Fiction  
Music Eclectic indeed, but first there is Jazz  
Movies There is no one movie. There are many  
TV Shows No one show. There are many  
Favorite Foods Whole Grain Pasta, Vegan Tomato Sauce, Vegan Meatballs  
Favorite Places Spending Time With my Significant Other, Wilderness Areas with my Camera  
Can't Live Without My Significant Other, Ben my Cat, Cats and Dogs, Salsa, Veggies, Fruit  
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    naomi c. (44)
    ahhhh, just relaxing here.  waiting for you to write me a letter. hehe  <3, me
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    Happy  World Cat Day. 8/08/14
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    missing you, but not for long. four more days!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!love, me <3
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    good evening sweetie-pie. this is us on august 11th.   <3
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    good afternoon, sweetie.  thinking of you. <3,me
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    so who is the boss here? hehe have a fun day <3
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    naomi c. (44)
    must go to buy cat food for my babies today. love you <3, me
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    sweet dreams, love.   <3, me
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    Happy Monday sweetie
    Big hugs & much love from Chloe & me xo
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    it is almost pogo time! yea!  love, me <3
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