Pierre Sogol

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Gender MALE
Occupation "Professor of Mountaineering..."
Location Maryland, United States
Introduction I utterly lack the courage of my convictions[pretentions]. Advocate of playing outside while delving inside; ideas, life, etc. I have lived & learned a bit; now I work. 3) am very much about holistic, DIY approaches (self-sufficiency, etc), integral, mind/body stuff, I read a lot, cycling, lift weights, kettlebells, archery, etc...4) I have deep in my family genes an appreciation & penchant for art, music & craftsmanship, though time & life commitments cause fluctuations in acting on it.
Interests weightlifting, kettlebells, cycling, swimming, deep water running, nuclear energy, critique of civilisation, Judaism, Sephardim, Chicano, Israel, food, archery, ASL, disabled rights, SCA, Living History, film, Freemasonry, art, philosophy, Sir Richard Francis Burton, information science, information architecture, library, Indigenism, Bioregionalism, Secessionism, cybrarians, plenty of other stuff.
Favorite Movies M. Night Shyamalan, Guy Ritchie, Mi Familia, Jet Li, Exorcist, Jeunet & Caro, Amelie, City of Lost Children, Delicatessen, Baraka, Serenity, Brothers Quay, Kung Fu movies, BTVS (the series)
Favorite Music Electronic music, Ambient, Industrial music, folk metal, Delerium, Santana, VNV Nation, This Morn' Omina, Garmarna, Dead Can Dance, Qntal, Corvus Corax, Funker Vogt, Bhangra, Gabber, Hedningarna, Tool, KMFDM, Rammstein, Skinny Puppy, Swans, Ministry
Favorite Books Surdar Kapur Singh, Jewish stuff from jonathan sacks, eliezer berkovits, Rav Kook, material from Chovevei Torah, Hamivtar, etc; Arvind Sharma, Edwin Bryant, C.S. lewis, Tolkien, Chesterton, Denys Turner, Ananda Coomaraswamy, Alister McGrath, Reitan, other stuff: Cryptonomicon, Myth of Religious Neutrality, H.P. Lovecraft, Mount Analogue, Neal Stephenson, Neil Gaiman, And there was light, by Lusseyran, Known World Handbook