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Pat L.

"Encourage Everyone To Turn Off The Goofy TV Shows and Pay Attention to Real Life, Read National, World News & Form Your Own Opinions"

Chicago, IL, USA
female
married, 1 child
Speaks: English, Some Span, Some Ital, Some Fren
Joined Aug 4, 2009
What I Want to Do: Encourage Independent Thought


 
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Birthday March 03  
Languages English, Some Span, Some Ital, Some Fren  
About Me Concerned about the world, frustrated by people who get their news and information from their religious, right-wing leaders or from sound bytes on the nightly propaganda news/entertainment stations; angry that many people would rather watch some stupid reality show than face reality and become an active member of society rather than an ignorant observer. I'm a pessimistic optimist with a strong moral compass, getting short on patience b/c of the rising tide of national partisanship and hate that exists in our country. I look forward to the time when, asked to mark the box for our race, there will be only one box to mark: Human Race.
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Pets Our dog Kokua died in 2011, 2 Dogs, 2 Cats, all rescued  
Activist Aspirations Enthusiastic
Political Leaning Liberal
Religions Deist  
Eating Habits Vegan  
Wild Fact About Me I've never run for health, only because it feels good.
My Philosophy Wake up every day and participate in life; don't just be a spectator. There is something each of us can do every day to make a positive difference on this planet.
What Gives Me Hope Ordinary people who care about their neighbor next door, their neighbors around the world, who make an effort to help their neighbors even when they are also suffering.
If I were Mayor, I'd make the world a better place by If I were President I'd follow the Constitution and separate Church and State. Religion does not belong in our political system. Forcing candidates to state that they are "christian" in order to be suitable for public office is wrong. Religion is a personal matter.
What/who changed my life and why The Seven Storey Mountain by Thomas Merton. He was a man with no faith, no inner life, who gradually came to understand his role in the universe, found his faith and believed that it was possible to love all of humanity in its purest or darkest form. He was guided by knowledge and love.
What Bugs Me People Who Won't Get Involved, TV Reality Shows, Irresponsible Citizens, Animal Abuse, Global warming indifference!!!!, HATRED IN THE NAME OF RELIGION, religious bigotry and hypocrisy, Religious Intolerance, Apathy, Willful Ignorance  
Passions My husband and daughter, Our loving dogs and cats, Animal rights, Running on the beach just before sunrise, Preserving Nature, Beautiful sunsets shared with my husband, Music that moves me, Fun and Laughing with friends, Running over Diamond Head at Dawn  
Inspirations A solitary run watching a new day begin, The good I witness when I feel negative, My amazing daughter Erin, Knowledge that I have a purpose in life, All the people who love me, My husband who is happy but has CLL  
What Scares Me Cruelty - Greed - Indifference, Christian extremism, The thought of life w/o my husband, Hate that seems to grow in the world, Running out of time  
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Role Models Martin Luther King Jr., Plato, Helen Keller, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, Thomas Merton, My husband Jerry, Thich Nhat Hanh, Dalai Lama  
Quotation "Life is difficult--this is a great truth because once we truly see this truth, we transcend it . . . then life is no longer difficult." M. Scott Peck
Interests Travel, Other People, politics/current events, Running, Music--all kinds, Writing, Reading  
Books Geography, Mysteries, Veganism, HIstorical Novels, History, Biography  
Music Rock and Roll, Opera, Classical, Jazz, Blues  
Movies Wild at Heart, Ferris Bueller's Day Off, The Color Purple, The Matrix, The Big Lebowski, War and Peace, Dances with Wolves, Idiocracy  
TV Shows True Blood, Homeland, Leverage, NCIS, Bill Moyers' Journal, BBC News, Stephen Colbert Report, The Daily Show  
Favorite Foods Spring Water, fresh fruit, Dates and figs, moo shoo vegetables, vegetarian/vegan, Brown rice and vegetables, Mexican Food  
Favorite Places Honolulu HI  
Can't Live Without Hope  
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    Happy Birthday Pat!!

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    Happy Birthday Pat!!!

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