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St Clair Shores, Michigan, United States · Member since October 2011
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About me
I make a damn good bonfire. I love local theater. I am a hasher (hash house harriers) and a postcrosser. I am definitely a couchsurfer. If I was an old soul as a child, I may be going backward... I am a traveler. I have been to Europe (Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Lichtenstein, Belguim, Italy). I have been to Puerto Rico and sailed through the British Virgin Islands, I have been to Hong Kong and Macau, Beijing and Shanghai... I have lived in downtown Detroit (48201), the 'burbs, Palm Springs and Fresno California, Ruidoso, New Mexico and Charleston SC.

Things I love:
Theater, Travel, History, the Hash House Harriers. Postcrossing. Couch Surfing. Extreme Everything.

I don't have One philosophy per se:

Make your life a mission - not an intermission...

Openness to chance rather than planned direction has been my way thus far. And from where I stand, it appears that much of the best may be yet to come.

I think happiness (or the pursuit of) is the key element that drags me out of bed everyday.

I try to practice kindness, curiosity, compassion, risk, and optimistic assumptions, among other things... to create the reality in which I wish to live...

I believe that what we see in others is often but a projection of ourselves.

Money, time or distance are never reasons not to do something you want to do. Life is the experiences you have. Make today count!!!!!

There is no spoon.

Just jump. The rest will take care of itself.

Sometimes the best thing you can do, is sit on the rail and let the waves hit you in the face.

Movies and Books and People and Stuff
I love old movies. Particularly Mitchum. Particularly Noir. His Kind of Woman... Bogart in Casablanca. Depardieu in Una Pura Formalita. I read EVERYTHING.

I enjoy people – all people but preferably open minded, ageless, timeless, world travelers, free-thinkers, who are smart and funny.

Amazing things I have seen or done:
Let's see -- Amazing? Hmmm... I have been to the Great Wall.

I bungy jumped off the Macau Tower.

I met Luciano Pavarotti.

I ran a deli in Detroit.

I have snorkled in Tortola. I swam with the stingrays in Grand Cayman.

I have battled Borgs in Las Vegas.

I have been to the UFO museum in Roswell New Mexico. More than once.

And in Hong Kong - I ate a Vegemite sandwich - to help a team competing in the Hong Kong CityChase (airing on Nat Geo channel in Jan 2008) -- Hope my team won!

Oh yeah I was on a bus in Anchorage on the way to run the Mayors Midnight Sun Marathon - and we had to stop because there was a caribou in the middle of the freeway. Almost missed the start of the marathon! (Yes. 26.2 miles!)

I went to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland...

And spent Superbowl XLIII Sunday in Pittsburgh PA - Go Steelers!

I got married in Vegas by a disappointingly thin Elvis...

I have taken ghost tours in St. Augustine, FL, Charleston, SC, Savannah GA, and Louisville KY. Pretty much - those ghosts really got around - same stories, different names. :)

I spent a long weekend on an Eastern Iowa tour - I visited the Amana Colonies, The future birthplace of Capt James T Kirk, tried like heck to find a Grape Nehi in Ottumwa, had my picture taken in front of the American Gothic House, watched Field of Dreams from the Outfield of Field of Dreams, saw Barry Manilow in concert and Merle Haggard in a coffee shop.