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About me

Gender MALE
Industry Government
Occupation Bringing jobs to people
Location East Moline, Illinois, United States
Introduction I love being out, and with people, and I love discussing the Great Issues. --I have a thing for historic architecture. No, let me be more precise: I'm a brick snob, and a card-carrying brick-hugger. No cheap orange or cinder brick or vinyl siding crap for me. And I rarely pass through a neighborhood without looking for how to improve it (even if it means moving a 15 story building 10 feet to the left). I'm also a progressive liberal. I support social welfare, but I expect programs to work (I've seen, and been involved in, too many that did not). And there aren't nearly enough trains in this country. You should also know that I am generally relaxed and well-adjusted. And I do tell puns (but don't tell anyone!). I want to meet any and everyone. Especially those who grab every last ounce of value out of life. Life is too short to not give a damn. What do you stand for? Are you on a mission in life, or just taking up space and air?
Interests SCA, martial arts, books, physics and spirituality, travel, wandering city neighborhoods, art and music and all manner of things cultural and urbane.
Favorite Movies Ghostbusters, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, LOTR, Shawshank Redemption, Princess Bride, Matrix
Favorite Music Techno, world folk, loud classical, Arrogant Worms, TMBG, Frantics, Brave Combo, some rock and roll
Favorite Books Amber Series by Roger Zelazny, LOTR, Illusions by Richard Bach, numerous books about physics and spirituality, and America's Undeclared War; What's Killing our Cities and What we Can do About it.

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