Violinist. Teacher. Performing Artist. Thinker. Iconoclast. Xenophile. Global Citizen. Trendsetter. Anglophone. Hispanophone. Quasi-Germanophone. Frugal Epicurean. Herbivore. Dog Lover. Bird Lover. Plant and Tree Lover. All-of-Nature Lover. Chamber Musician. Rock Star. Barroom Foosball Champion. Adventurer. Survivor. Ally. Feminist. Activist. Passionate Pacifist. Introspective Extravert. ENFP. Humor Seeker. Growth Seeker. Depth and Breadth Seeker. Dreamer. Lover. Friend.
*Label-Rejecting, Irony-Loving Individual.
I passionately and eternally love the Earth and all the bounty and beauty that springs forth from Her, including human beings, even though I'm occasionally left to wonder whether I was born on another planet and somehow ended up being dropped here by mistake.
I aspire to be fearless, and, by extension, to be as kind, open, and loving as possible to others and to myself. This is no easy task, but I am grateful for the instances in which I succeed at it, and the moments in which others teach and inspire me to succeed in this way.
I want to live in a world free from poverty, war, corruption, violence, colonialism, bigotry, oppression, and hate; a world free from capitalism and the monetary system; a world in which every person is free to be themselves and has access to all the resources they need to achieve their full potential; a world in which all non-human animals are free and are not enslaved by humans for any purpose. I will work toward these things until the day I die.
My ultimate goals in life are to make the world a more beautiful and liveable place in whatever small ways I can, through music, compassionate action and compassionate living, and rational thought; to be a force of peace and reason and progress and love.
I am an Ordained Minister through the Church of Spiritual Humanism. Really! :)