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Niall Leighton

"Red fox seeks trailmates"

Dunfermline, Fife, United Kingdom
Speaks: English
Joined Nov 29, 2003
What I Want to Do:

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Joined Nov 29, 2003 Activist Aspirations Enthusiastic 
Here for Meeting Friends, Support a Cause 
Group Host of none yet
Groups Animal Fanatics, Defenders of Wildlife Action Fund - Electing Pro-Wildlife Leaders, Human Rights Network, Protest Songs!, Sex & Spirit Spiritualised Sexuality, The Labyrinth, Vegan, Writers, Poets, and Thinkers Circle
Hometown Scotland, UK 
Birthday July 21  
Languages English  
About Me Recognition: slender to average/athletic build, hair: long, strawberry blond, eyes: blue, complexion: pale, freckled.
Habitats: rural (common), montane (very common) boreal (frequent) and littoral (infrequent). Rarely seen in urban habitats.
Diet: exclusively herbivorous.
Habits: Seen ranging extensively over preferred habitats, usually singly, but shows appreciation for female company. Occasionally nocturnal/crepuscular, esp. in boreal habitats. Predominantly montane in summer, retreating to lower ground shortly after first snow, but this habit may be changing. Bibliophile. Occasionally gregarious, but rarely seen in large groups.
Track: size 6 Vibram boot.

OK, so I like natural history.

Intelligent, cultured, articulate, fit, active, healthy and adventurous adrenaline addict seeks friends (maybe more) and soul mate.

Interests include travel, hill walking (I'd love a walking partner), wild camping, music (classical, folk, some rock), reading, cookery and drama. I'm especially interested in anyone who loves the great outdoors! My idea of excitement involves exploring wild places and pushing myself to extremes.

I've left my political leaning blank, as US definitions differ from those here. I'm probaly best described as Green-ish, but am not involved with any political party, as they're all self-serving liars. I campaign on social justice, environmental and sustainability issues.

I've also got a bad case of the travel bug. I've been to New Mexico (to see a friend), India (mostly alone, but I did spend time with Indian friends) and Canada (hiking and camping).

Top of my current list of places to go to include Poland, Lebanon, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, Malaysia and a return trip to India. Canada would also be worth a return trip.

One of my more interesting contradictions. Spiritually, I'm an animist. Socially and politically, I accept the scientific process and I believe in developing social and political policy through the principles of secular humanism. I think religion should be kept out of it.
Be warned. I'm congenitally scruffy!
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Pets none  
Activist Aspirations Enthusiastic
Political Leaning
Religions Spiritual but not religious, Shaman, Animist  
Eating Habits Balanced diet, Vegan  
Wild Fact About Me I'm known to travel thousands of miles to visit a woman I thought was Miss Right. She wasn't, but I'm still a hopeless romantic!
My Philosophy Treat others as you'd expect to be treated and treat the planet with respect.
What Gives Me Hope She's always recovered before.
If I were Mayor, I'd make the world a better place by scrap the G8, WTO, World Bank, NATO, WalMart/ASDA and several other organisations (too many to list here) that harm other people and the rest of the planet.
What/who changed my life and why Life is a learning experience, but reading books by authors such as Gandhi and Thoreau, and trying to understand their perspectives, have had important influences on my thinking. Travelling, especially in the developing world (India; New Mexico), opened my eyes to a lot of human suffering.
What Bugs Me Hypocrisy, Destruction of Habitat, Bureaucrats, Ignorance, Injustice, Taking advantage of the more vulnerable, Excessive Consumerism  
Passions Open borders, Travel, Gardening, Spirituality, Other Cultures, Photography, Natural History, Wildlife, Conservation  
Inspirations Random acts of kindness, Nature  
What Scares Me Fanaticism, Authority, Greed, Lust, The dumbing-down of society, Disrespect for others, Right-wing administrations, Climate Change  
Role Models Henry Thoreau, Mahatma Gandhi, Mary Wollestonecraft, John Muir, all for standing up and showing the way, for strength in adversity. William Penn  
Interests Ecology, Herbalism, Organic gardening, Photography, Current affairs, The arts, Hiking/Backpacking, Wild camping, Reading, Veganism, Cookery, Good conversation, Travel/Adventure, Wildlife, Botany  
Books Herbal medicine, Politics, Current affairs, Science fiction, Natural history, History, Field guides, Travel  
Music Classic Rock, World, Beethoven, Sibelius  
Movies Apocalypse Now, Volver, Arthouse, March of the Penguins  
TV Shows Torchwood, Blackadder, Monty Python, Yes Minister, History Channel, Discovery Channel, Newsnight (UK), BBC Natural History, Documentaries  
Favorite Foods Home-grown, Anything vegan once, Home cooking, Durian, Wholefoods, Fruit, Pulses, Noodles, Vegan, World Food, Indian, Indonesian, North African  
Favorite Places Natural habitats, Mud flats, Savannahs, Highlands, Rainforests, Library, Independent Coffee Shops, Algonquin Forest, Himalayas, Glen Affric  
Can't Live Without Waterproofs, Books, Binoculars, Herbs and spices, Size 6 Vibram Boots, Sleep, Music, Companionship, Food, Shelter  
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    Hope the moving went smoothly. Looking forward to hear all about it!
    Good luck in your new place

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    Have a great week.... Cat
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    Ivy S. (2169)


    Hope you have a well deserved Labor Day weekend my friend!
    Be happy always!
    Love & peace - ivy

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    Anita V. (65)

    As ussuall,  Im the slow turtle who always misses people's b-days.  Sorry!!!  But anyways, I can still wish you all the best on your birthday.  I hope your birthday was great!

    All the best,


    Jul 26, 2008 10:08 AM

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    Jul 23, 2008 11:09 PM

    Ivy S. (2169)
    I'm so sorry I missed your birthday. Hope it had been a special one, as special as you my friend. But I believe it's always "better late than never"  - what do you say?
    Be happy always!
    hugs - Ivy

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    Have a great day my dear Niall!
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