A 64 year old long-haired bearded California-native tree-huggin' nature-centered species-diversity-loving auto-free TV-less dissident eco-activist egalitarian luddite feminist son husband father friend neighbor organic gardening chicken-raising pine-needle-basket weaving corporate-cussin' beer-drinkin' mountain-dwelling music-loving walking bicycling incurably romantic retired postman & all around ornery ol' crank with omnivorous hunter-gatherer DNA & a long term goal of becoming very nutritional worm food.
Retired these days in the San Bernardino Mountains--after 30 years of public service--I do my best to make a full-time career of Earth/Life/Love worship. Like everyone, I find sorrow & suffering amidst the joy of being human, yet, with the awareness that loss & transience measure our days, I live a charmed life treasuring the beauty in rare & fleeting moments--and wishing you good fortune in your moments--I propose a toast!
So here's to a human future! A world of symbiotic pluralism, where regardless of gender, race, species, or elemental content, all matter of evolutionary creation is perceived as sacred & sentient, valued for it's intrinsic worth as part of our living body, planet Earth. A time beyond the cultural homogenization of Global Imperialism, beyond the all-consuming Western model of rampant cancer-like growth. Where woman, by her native strength, generosity, & beauty, wields the power inherent to the role of mother, nurturer, lover--& where man aids community while tempering his bravado with humility, respect, & awareness. To heavenly bodies, spherical harmony, seasons, cycles, life, death, & renewal. And here's to today, another awe-inspiring moment of magic on Earth of the Milky Way. Cheers!