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Gender Male
Industry Telecommunications
Occupation Quality Control Manager
Location Beaumont, Texas, United States
Introduction Husband, father, friend, environmentalist, health and fitness devotee, vegetarian, marathon runner, aspiring yogi. Other activities I enjoy are camping, hiking, bicycling and kayaking. I'm also a lover of the arts; music, art, poetry, and literature. I support total equality in all forms, regardless of race, gender or orientation, including the right to marriage.
Interests Running, camping, hiking, bicycling, kayaking, health and nutrition, vegetarianism, recycling, conservation, sustainable living, music, art, literature, poetry, human rights, animal rights, philosophy, meditation, yoga, astronomy, photography, playing guitar, organic gardening, University of Texas Football, PBS, NPR, DIY projects, ethnic cuisine, espresso, sunrises, quiet reflective moments, zen.
Favorite Movies Monty Python and the Holy Grail, All Star Wars, An Inconvenient Truth, Food Inc., The Cove., I tend to like movies that make me laugh or that make me think.
Favorite Music A wide variety of musical genres., Classic rock, Alternative, Indie, Blues, Reggae, Jazz, Folk, Classical., All-time favorite rock group:, The Beatles, Also:, Doors, Grateful Dead, Jimi Hendrix, Jefferson Airplane, Janis Joplin, Crosby Stills Nash and Young, (together or separately), Santana, Bob Marley, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Rolling Stones, Pink Floyd, Moody Blues, Led Zeppelin, Eric Clapton, The Who, Frank Zappa, Rush, Warren Zevon, U2, REM, Natalie Merchant, Sting, Sonic Youth, Bauhaus, Smashing Pumpkins, Nine Inch Nails, Rage Against The Machine, System of a Down, Tool, Mogwai, The Verve, Regina Spektor, My favorite contemporary indie-rock group:, The Decemberists, Blues:, Robert Johnson, Howlin' Wolf, Muddy Waters, Elmore James, Jazz:, Miles Davis, John Coltrane, Jan Garbarek, Allen Toussaint, Folk:, Woody Guthrie, Pete Seeger, Bob Dylan, Joan Baez, Ramblin' Jack Elliott, Townes Van Zandt, James Taylor, Sounds from around the World:, Ravi Shankar, Classical/Romantic:, Mozart, Beethoven, Chopin, Baroque:, Vivaldi, Corelli, In all of these genres I could list many many more!, Personal Musical Trivia: I attended the original, Woodstock Music Festival in August 1969.
Favorite Books Too many to mention., A few favorite writers--, Authors:, Henry David Thoreau, John Steinbeck, Charles Dickens, Oscar Wilde, Jane Austen, William Shakespeare, Edgar Allen Poe, Mark Twain, J.R.R. Tolkien, Robert Heinlein, Isaac Asimov, J.K. Rowling, Franz Kafka, Michael Pollan, Poets:, William Blake, Emily Dickinson, John Keats, Edgar Allen Poe, Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Walt Whitman, Dylan Thomas, T.S. Eliot, E.E. Cummings.