An artist, writer, poet, photographer, nature nut, environmentalist, animal lover, quirky, essentric, hippie at times, Gothic, vampire lover, Pete Duel lover, Adirondack lover, loves Japanese things and people,as well as speaks some Japanese, studied martial arts, and Buddhist.
In my family tree I am related to John Wesley Hardin, the most notorious shootist in American history, and a witch persecuted in Salem, both on my mothers side, explains a lot.....
What Gives Me Hope
My animals, people who are genuine, sincere, and honest, people who respect and accept me for who I am, being in a refreshing natural environment, people who truly listen and act like they really give a damn, Nurturing, people, Buddhist philosophy, accomplishing something that was important to me, inspirational books
If I were Mayor, I'd make the world a better place by
Reform the tax system, make it fairer to those who are low to middle class. Help people who make under a certain amount have cheaper healthcare rates available to them; If you pay for healthcare through your work and can not afford to use it any way, it kind of defeats the purpose. If you work, you should automatically be entitled to healthcare.Get rid of the for profit health care system that keeps Americans sick, and many unnecessary procedures performed would cease as well as doctors who get kickbacks for prescribing certain medications. Shake down and revamp people in city jobs, many in the same department have no idea what is going on within their own offices and the lack of communication is incredulous; I have witnessed this first hand. The best and most qualified person gets the job, it does not matter the color of your skin or what language you speak. There are many cultures and ethnic groups that make up the US, do not cater to one over the other, this needs to stop it is quite unfair to all of us.Remove the question what is your ethnic group, esp. when you apply for government aid, this should not even be a factor, if you need assistance, esp.if you have been a tax payer. Protection of our wild places for future generations insuring no developers can encroach upon is always an uphill battle that continues,it will always a battle of for profit over the American people
What/who changed my life and why
Ryokan, a Buddhist monk and haiku poet, and Pete Duel environmentalist and so much more...