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|Location||Northern Virginia, United States|
|Introduction||"By a declaration of rights, I mean one which shall stipulate freedom of religion, freedom of the press, freedom of commerce against monopolies, trial by juries in all cases, no suspensions of the habeas corpus, no standing armies. These are fetters against doing evil which no honest government should decline." ..........Thomas Jefferson to Alexander Donald, February 7, 1788, Papers, 12:571|
|Interests||Activism, Animal Rescue, Autumn, Awareness, Baseball, Beaches, Bill of Rights, Bioethics, Buying Locally, Calvin and Hobbes, Calvin & Hobbes (my cats), Cats, Civil Liberties, Climate Change, Charity, Coffee, The Colbert Report, Compassion, Conservationism, U.S. Constitution, Corporate Personhood, Corporatism, Corporatocracy, Countdown, Creativity, The Daily Show, Democracy, Dissent, Earth, Eating Locally, Ecology, Economics, Empathy, Environment, Ethics, Evolution, Family, Farmers' Markets, Gentleness, Government, Happiness, Hiking, History, Hopefulness, Humanism, Humility, Justice, Kindness, Labor Issues, Logic, Love, Microbrew Beer, Military-Industrial Complex, Mindfulness, Monticello, Music, Naturalist Intelligence, Nature, Non-Violence, The Other Side, Patience, Peace, Playing, Political Cartoons, Progressivism, The Rachel Maddow Show, Reading, Real Time with Bill Maher, Recycling, Reincarnation, Renewable Energy, Science, Secularism, Skepticism, Spinning, Spirituality, The Southwestern Desert, Spring, Sunrises, Sunsets, Theory of Multiple Intelligences, Thomas Jefferson, T-Shirts, Tolerance, Truthfulness, Vegetarianism, Weight Training, Wine, Wisdom, Writing, Yoga, Yoga Sutras, Yogi & Boo-Boo (my two newest cats), The Young Turks|
|Favorite Movies||American Beauty, Avatar, Baseball-A Film by Ken Burns, The Big Kahuna, Bobby, The Botany of Desire, Bull Durham, The Corporation, Dances With Wolves, The Departed, Dog Day Afternoon, The End of America, Fahrenheit 9/11, Ferris Bueller's Day Off, Field of Dreams, Finding Forrester, Forks Over Knives, For Love of the Game, Forrest Gump, From the Hip, The Game, Good Morning Vietnam, Good Will Hunting, Harry & Tonto, Havana, An Inconvenient Truth, Jeremiah Johnson, JFK, John Adams, K-PAX, Kramer vs. Kramer, L.A. Confidential, The Legend of Bagger Vance, Major League, March of The Penguins, M*A*S*H, Michael Clayton, Mr. Holland's Opus, Office Space, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, Orwell Rolls in His Grave, Pay It Forward, Scent of a Woman, Serpico, The Sting, Tin Man, Up in The Air, The Usual Suspects, The Verdict, What's Eating Gilbert Grape, When Harry Met Sally..., Why We Fight, 12 Angry Men, 2001: A Space Odyssey|
|Favorite Music||America, Annie Lennox, The Beatles, Bruce Hornsby, Buffalo Springfield, Byrds, Cat Stevens, Classic Rock, Chris Spheeris, Coldplay, CSN, CSNY, Dave Mason, David Gilmour, Dire Straits, Eagles, Emerson Lake & Palmer, Enigma, Eric Clapton, Folk Rock, George Harrison, Grateful Dead, Harry Chapin, It's a Beautiful Day, Jackson Browne, James Blunt, James Taylor, Jason Mraz, Jefferson Airplane, Jerry Garcia, Jethro Tull, Jimmie Spheeris, Kansas, Loreena McKennitt, Mark Knopfler, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Manassas, Moodswings, Moody Blues, Natalie Merchant, Neil Young, New Age, Nickelback, Nightwish, OneRepublic, Pink Floyd, The Pretenders, Procol Harum, Progressive Rock, R.E.M., Santana, Sarah Brightman, Steely Dan, Steve Miller Band, Stephen Stills, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, Traffic, Yes|
|Favorite Books||Animal Farm, Black Like Me, The Complete Calvin and Hobbes, Confessions of an Economic Hit Man, The Conscience of a Liberal, Death of the Liberal Class, Deer Hunting with Jesus, Defying Corporations - Defining Democracy, Eastern Body Western Mind, The End of America: Letter of Warning to a Young Patriot, A Fair and Balanced Look At The Right, The Five People You Meet in Heaven, Founding Brothers, The Fourth Turning, Freakonomics, Give Me Liberty: A Handbook for American Revolutionaries, The Heart of Yoga, The Hobbit, Les Misérables, The Little Prince, The Life & Selected Writings of Thomas Jefferson, Michael Connelly's fictional crime novels, A New Earth, The Omnivore's Dilemma, Power Yoga, The Power of Now, The Seventeen Traditions, The Shock Doctrine, The Strawberry Statement, The Teachings of Don Juan: A Yaqui Way of Knowledge, Tuesdays with Morrie, Twilight at Monticello, Unequal Protection, Water for Elephants, What Would Jefferson Do?, The World Without Us|
You have to dig a hole to China. Where do you start?
No digging's necessary -- just go to the U.S. Treasury Department and you'll find a huge black-hole directly linking the two. Or, locate any Wal-Mart store's receiving dock.