I have lived many lives and am currently into another one. I am finishing my second year as an Americorps/VISTA (think domestic Peace Corps), I am working in marketing and outreach to build up the capacity of a non-profit in Tucson. I spent 15 years as a print journalist doing everything there is to do in the small community newspaper industry, it was my writing ability that attracted the attention of the VISTA recruiter who contacted me. And so I was off again leaving behind the S.F. Bay Area to head to the Sonoran Desert.
I grew up in a military household and moved a lot as a child, so I picked up a case of white-line fever. I've picked up and started over five times since 2007, San Francisco East Bay to rural Utah to the Gold Country in California to a rural area above Napa back to the East Bay and then off to Tucson, kind of like it here, so I signed on to the second year as a Volunteer In Service To America.
I have edgy sense of humor, have heard my whole life I should be a stand up comedian. I have learned to roll with life's punches and try not to let the ridiculous and inane bother me. I pick my fights and am completely at ease with the knowledge that if push comes to shove, I have no problem heaving someone pretty far.
I have somewhat of an east coast personality ( I did live there for many years) meaning I tend to tell it like I see it. No time for dancing around issues life's too short.
As for my view on life, it is not mainstream in any sense. When I look up at the sky I am looking for chemtrails, when I listen to news I hear the underlying truths: global one world order in process, when I hear dire economic forecasts I know none of it's random or temporary but part of a much bigger plan. I am conspiracy theorist without the paranoia. You don't have to believe and I won't waste anytime trying to convince you, I believe what I believe because I spent five years reading everything I could on the subject and well it makes sense to me.
I do not drink alcohol at all period and it is more than just not being thirsty:) just thought I would add that since it is an important aspect of my life.