Marlin Burkholder

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Gender MALE
Industry Agriculture
Occupation Produce farmer
Location Singers Glen, Virginia, United States
Introduction I'm just a common old dirt farmer who happens to have a BS college degree in agriculture and who likes to dabble in intellectual things despite the fact that he really is not all that smart. I'm not all that much to look at either but occassionally some people will freak out about my big hands. Some people like to hear me sing. I believe in an almighty God who designed and created the universe and everything that lives in it including humanity. I am also deeply grateful for the fact that God has sustained and protected me from serious injury and illness throughout my life, and provided me with a lovely wife and healthy children. I regard my work as a farmer as a sacred calling which demands that I perform my work with utmost love and devotion in a manner that glorifies Him. This has nothing to do with my views of politics but it has much to do with how I relate to people. I only ask the world to permit me to be conservative when I need to be conservative and liberal when I need to be liberal.
Interests Music, folklore, ecological biology, all things natural, writing, cultivating cross cultural friendships, innovative design, Anabaptist theology
Favorite Movies Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, The Gods Must Be Crazy, The Andy Griffith Show (TV)
Favorite Music Vivaldi's "The Four Seasons", Handel's "Messiah", anything by JS Bach or Mozart, Lestor Flatt and Earl Scruggs bluegrass, Nickel Creek, John Denver, Chuck Wagon Gang, singing old time Gospel music and Harmonis Sacra (shaped notes)
Favorite Books the Holy Bible, the American Heritage Dictionary(new collegiate edition), Rachel Carson's "Silent Spring", most of Wendell Berry's books, "Lake Wobegone Days" by Garrison Kiellor