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|Location||Earth, (I think)|
|Introduction||I am no one important. I am just a teacher of an obscure martial art that most people have never heard of. I have however, been around for a very long time, and I have managed to survive any number of interesting situations. I am told by my peers that I am pretty good at what I do, and that I may have a few useful thoughts rolling around in my head. I have worked in any number of "high risk" fields, such as bouncer, bodyguard, and college professor, and have managed to survive them all. I have taught martial arts for twenty five years and practiced them for just a bit over forty years. I love Africa, and live there off and on. I am in the States as I write this, having just returned from the better part of a year in East Africa. Africa is full of hidden treasures, as well as strife and suffering. The martial practices of Africa are just now being explored and there is much to learn.|
|Interests||martial arts, healing, Islam, Sufism, Herbology, Yoga, Chi Kung, Blacksmithing, desert, spirituality, mysticism, Photography, poetry, Metaphysics, Languages, Linguistics, Philosophy, Writing, memetics, Africa|
|Favorite Movies||Tremors, The Hunted, Casablanca, Iron Monkey, Walkabout, The Transportor, A Day at the Races, Ronin, The Missing, Meetings With Remarkable Men, Pow Wow Highway, Fight Club, The Professional, The Patriot, Bourne Identity, Soldier, The Fifth Element, Edward Scissorhands, Legends of the Fall, Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon|
|Favorite Music||The Blues, Baba Mal, East African, Vas, Turkish, Iranian, Mid Eastern, Bach, Joni Mitchell, Arlo Guthrie, Alanis Morrissette, Ali Farka Toure, Paul Simon, Janis Joplin, Celtic, Eva Cassidy, The Burns Sisters|
|Favorite Books||Quran, On the Road, Being and Time, Leaves of Grass, The Art of War, The Book of Five Rings, Terry Pratchet, Dune, Stranger in a Strange Land, The Dharma Bums, Watch For Me on the Mountain, Illuminatus|
When your science teacher smashed a frozen rose with a hammer, did you warm the petals to bring them back to life?
Yes. Then I froze my science teacher and hit him with a hammer. Never hurt flowers, it's bad manners.