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13 February
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Do you know me somehow? It must be so, in some prior or parallel life. In an alternate universe our lives are likely much more closely entwined than they are here. I think when we meet someone with whom we deeply resonate, that this is why. I think it is recognition, not of something that's already been in the past necessarily, though it may well be true we've known each other in earlier lives. But it's more likely I think that we recognize each other as associates in a nearby, parallel time. I know I say this every time, but that's part of the beauty of online life to me, it short circuits a lot of the obstacles of space and time that keep us all apart otherwise. It is true that each person draws out something unique within you. This is as true for me as it is for you. So many possibilities, so much to share, such potential connections, friendship, love. So much possibility may threaten some. Co-dependency becomes an irrelevancy in such a world. People get jealous. Well, you know, people just got to get over it. Life's too short to be ensnared by petty jealousy and the insecurity of others.

I'm a guy, I like to write, I give a damn about what goes on here on the planet, I've been real lucky, seen a lot of the world...I hate being bored and I don't have much patience with apathy or in-your-face attitudes either. I don't care for mundanity so if you got something interesting to say, come out with it, we need all the ideas we can get. Whatever our differences, we're all leaves on the same tree, so let's get over the barriers. As Obi-Wan said, "Just use the Force."

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Citizen of the world, 21st century man, diplomat, born too early for Starfleet, makes do with the planet instead. Extropian in outook, vegan wannabe, romantic idealist and descendant of Incan nobility. A loner who believes in strength in numbers. Living for the paradigm shift.
Strengths: Visionary, empathic, smart guy, wise man, droll wit, mind like flypaper, lover not fighter, seldom takes no for an answer
Weaknesses: Head in the clouds, introvert, procrastinator, sometimes won't listen, worries too much, thinks he’ll live forever
Special Skills: Drafting prowess, speaks good Spanish, can eavesdrop in Bengali, keeps a long view of things, good at simulating serenity
Weapons: A mighty pen, passive-aggressive behavior, ability to blend in with walls
Heroes: Carl Sagan, Daniel Quinn, David Bowie, Philip K. Dick, Jerry Brown, H.L. Mencken, Gerard K. O'Neill, Dalai Lama, Giordano Bruno, Mother Teresa, Inca Pachacuti, Roy Walford, Yoda

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