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Mark S.

"Keeping Body and Soul Together"

Sac City, IA, USA
male
married
Speaks: English and Mandarin
Joined Jun 26, 2008
What I Want to Do: Survive in a World Gone Mad


 
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(I despise billboards, but hey, it's only a metaphor. . .)
To rein in the mind is like riding a wild horse
One brief lapse in vigilance
and it's gone galloping toward some ideal,
into myth, and fantasy.
Being astride it, one's feet are removed from the ground;
Out of touch, out of contact with the earth.
That loss of contact places the rider in delusion;
Return to your own body,
Walk among your own kind.

 
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Joined Jun 26, 2008 Activist Aspirations Casual 
Here for Meeting Friends, Job Search, Support a Cause, Other 
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Hometown Birthplace: Cleveland, Ohio 
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Birthday March 30  
Languages English and Mandarin  
About Me Unassuming; Nondescript; Vigilant.
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  Lifestyle
Pets Various Stray Cats  
Activist Aspirations Casual
Political Leaning Liberal
Religions Absolutely Not!  
Eating Habits Simple and Cheap  
Wild Fact About Me I am no different than the seven billion other human beings in the swarm that is overwhelming this planet.
My Philosophy Science and humanism (the two most dishonored philosophies in the United States).
What Gives Me Hope My hope comes from blooms of neurochemicals, not from the mad world and the mad human race.
If I were Mayor, I'd make the world a better place by Do away with capitalism; guillotine the bankers, financiers, CEOs; socialize everything. Work toward one human community -- not one American monoculture.
What/who changed my life and why Too many to properly list: Camus; Persig; Bowles; Basho; Cervantes; Joyce; Kafka; Poe; Eco; McCarthy; Least-Heat Moon; Hesse; Steinbeck; Plato; Heraclitus; Twain; Stevenson; Castaneda; I-Ching; Lao Tzu; Golding; McCullers; O'Connor; Ralston Saul; Dawkins; Gary Wills; Thucydides; Juan Ramon Jimenez; Messiaen; Coltrane; and too many others.
What Bugs Me The Human Brain  
Passions Art, Mechanics, Science, Poetry, Nature  
Inspirations The Natural World  
What Scares Me Human Nature  
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Role Models All Humanists and Pacifists  
Quotation No Single Favorite
Interests Reading, Writing, Riding  
Books Far Too Many to List  
Music Messiaen, Coltrane, Trower  
Movies Documentaries  
TV Shows 1950s-1960s-Few Contemporaries  
Favorite Foods Pizza and Chinese Food  
Favorite Places The Prairies and Plains  
Can't Live Without Fresh Air and Trees  
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