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Jim Reed

"Save myself before saving the world - I got real lost trying it the other way around"

Dayton, OH, USA
male, age 70
married, 1 child
Speaks: English
Joined Sep 17, 2006
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Hometown Blissfield, MI 
Birthday Sept 02, 1947  
Languages English  
About Me I live with four, white-haired females and say "Yes dear" to each of them. My ethnic and cultural background is a mix of Lebanese-American, Appalachian and Midwestern - all US.

Professionally, I've lived and worked in Detroit, New York City, Philadelphia, Portland OR, Chicago, Ann Arbor, Dayton OH and spots inbetween.

I'm a workaholic, over-achiever who's currently quite burned out and in retirement (I think). I served 3 tours of duty in Vietnam; experienced the 1967 Detroit riots; have been shot at in Chicago & Detroit; have worked on a locked adolescent psych ward; have taught in prison; done some urban ministry; worked as a public policy analyst, health services researcher, management consultant and college educator; and am currently dabbling in developing an independent music ministry.

My education is too eclectic to fit into the standard form used here. I've a B.S. in econ & psych from Eastern Michigan U. and an MPH from the University of Michigan, along with an honorary DD as an interfaith minister. I've attended more than a dozen colleges and universities and taught or done research at various others; often simultaneously.
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Pets Sadie (part German short-haired pointer, part hound, etc.), Molly & Patches (calico cats)  
Activist Aspirations Enthusiastic
Political Leaning Very Liberal
Religions Christian - Other  
Eating Habits Coffee - Now!  
Wild Fact About Me When I was much younger, and quite innocent - yeah, sure ;^) , I got a reckless driving ticket while towing a slalom skiier who was ticked for reckless skiing.
My Philosophy I look at how people treat themselves and how they treat others, regardless of theologies or ideologies.
What Gives Me Hope People who do what's right in their hearts, without harming others.
If I were Mayor, I'd make the world a better place by Struggle to not impose my will on others
What/who changed my life and why They all have (good, bad, or indifferent), many in ways not even consciously imaginable.
What Bugs Me  
What Scares Me  
Role Models My father and grandfather  
Quotation Music washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life. Berthold Auerbach
Interests Playing alto, tenor & bari saxophones, Native American flutes, clarinet, percussion & drums, attempting piano and maybe guitar. Readi, used BBS' a lot and moved into cyberspac  
Music Jazz, blues, folk, classical, Motown, gospel - with a wishful emphasis on jazz, classical clarinet and chamber music  
Movies Howard the Duck, Quigley Down Under, Underworld & Underworld Evolution, Kingdom of Heaven, the Blade series, the Fifth Element, the Replacements, almost anything with Sean Connery, strong interests in mysteries, westerns, thrillers, sci-fi and action  
TV Shows Eureka, Blade, Dark Angel, Nashville Star, Michigan football, college football in general, women's professional basketball and ice  
Favorite Foods Usually what's in front of me although I  
Favorite Places Oregon, Ann Arbor, New York City, Chicago, oceans, streams, rivers & lakes, mountains, coffee-houses (they date back to the 16t, libraries & book stores, universities & colleges, jazz bars, my fantasies - not in any particular ord  
Can't Live Without Coffee, cigarettes, Gayle & the girls, dreams of a better world, whatever impulse strikes my fancy at the  
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