A former rock climber, he enjoys not catching fish, and basically will take any excuse to get outdoors and away from "civilization." He collects survival skills, among other things. He enjoys cooking for others, he says, because it's too much trouble for just himself, and he likes to eat, avoiding processed and GM foods as much as possible. He's also a former EMT-1 and Paramedic Neonate Transport Tech, ex-Hospital Corps, was also an electronics and mechanical design drafter, insisting it's because when he works on anything mechanical that isn't on paper he invariably gets bit. He speaks English very well, Spanish well enough to get into trouble, and German well enough to get out of trouble - generally. He loves learning new things, and is interested in almost everything, though he finds people to be the most fascinating things on the planet, and women the most beautiful. In fact, he says he wants to learn everything about everything, and though he doesn't expect to live long enough to succeed, he's having a wonderful time trying. Subjects of interest and some study include anthropology, paleoanthropology, paleontology, comparative religion, sociology, mythology, linguistics, psychology, astrophysics, quantum physics, chaos theory, biology, allopathic and alternative medicine, certain areas of toxicology, gardening, carpentry, mycology, ecology, history (especially Egyptian, Greek, American and Roman), poetry, dirty songs and limericks (he says he knows the absolute filthiest version of "Salty Dog" ever written), is very interested in Constitutional law, and all that is just a good, running start.
A native Texan now in Oregon, he stands six feet two inches tall, usually weighing in around two hundred or two hundred ten pounds, though right now he's closer to one-sixty. He has long, dark (with increasing gray) hair and a trimmed beard, hazel eyes, and phenomenal hearing, to the occasional dismay of snarky people who don't talk quite far enough behind his back. He is scrupulously honest with a strong sense of honor, strong opinions, and very strong beliefs. He loves to write, and says that word processing computers have likely saved more than one forest just on his account, as he sheds articles, poems, stories, songs and music the way other people shed hair, but that at least it doesn't clog the drain in the shower.
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