Maelstrom

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Gender MALE
Industry Education
Occupation Professor
Location Somewhere, NY, United States
Introduction Born and raised in the NY metro area, I am a 56 y.o, white male academic now teaching at a small college in New York State. Prior to this, I studied in Iceland and taught at colleges in Japan and Eastern Europe. I am pleased to have had the opportunity to not only visit but live in other countries. I believe the perspectives and experiences of other nations are entirely relevant to thinking about the state of America today, and we all benefit from communication, comparison and interaction with other countries. As a scholar, supporter and participant in modern-day Paganism, by which I mean forms of religion derived from native European religions, I am interested to see what can come from applying Pagan perspectives to political issues, and political perspectives to our Paganism. My own political perspective is left-of-center liberal, and this colors and informs my postings on this blog. Others with different political perspectives are encouraged to add comments, and will not be censored or dismissed unless their comments are seen as off-topic, incoherent, disruptive or excessively rude.
Interests Travel, history, ethnic culture, jazz, Japan, Lithuania, Iceland, universal health care, mass transit in America.