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About me

Gender MALE
Industry Transportation
Occupation radio controller / dispatcher
Location Austin, Texas, United States
Introduction I’m the father of a wonderful daughter, blessed additionally with a lady who loves me deeply and several treasured friends. I work as a radio controller for TTMI, a contractor in service to Capital Metro in Austin. I was a bus operator for 15 years. My chief cultural interests are music, film, literature, photography and art. Creativity is a vital force in the world, and an important key to our continued survival as a species. I'm also a songwriter – thankfully, smart enough not to do it for a living! If you're curious, click on 'videos' in my links section to hear some of my songs. Also of interest to me is the effect that our government’s policies have on not only our lives, but those of people around the world. I don’t really trust the US government or the big corporations who fund it (there’s a true co-dependent relationship for you…!) to look out for the interests of the working people of the world – history has shown that these entities are more concerned with empire and wealth than with the higher values they pretend to promote.
Interests my daughter, my lady, my friends, music, film, art, politics
Favorite Movies Andrei Tarkovsky, Aleksandr Sokurov, Theo Angelopoulos, Jean Paul Civeyrac, Ingmar Bergman, Robert Bresson, Jean-Pierre & Luc Dardenne, Maya Deren, Víctor Erice, Kore-eda Hirokazu, Majid Majidi, Shindo Kaneto, Béla Tarr, Alain Resnais, Maurice Pialat, & others...
Favorite Music singer-songwriters, jazz, modern classical, ambient / electro-acoustic / microsound, ethnic, some 70s progressive rock classics.
Favorite Books Marlin Barton, Russell Banks, Jorge Luis Borges, Paul Bowles, Bertolt Brecht, William Gay, László Krasznahorkai, Eugene McCabe, Cormac McCarthy, Howard Frank Mosher, Gaétan Soucy, William Trevor, Kurt Vonnegut, Zoltan Živković, & others...