Prerty much agnostic. Although I am not a materialist. Materialism needs to explain how life and consciousness have arisen. And to date I am not aware of any such explanation. Not looking for anything in particular, just open to what the universe brings. I was brought up Lutheran, confirmed and all that good stuff. Never really believed it. Presently not trying to solve the worlds problems, I’ve got enough small ones in my plate. I try to practice a live and let live approach as much as possible. I’m working on being a vegetarian/vegan. I have two primary modes 1) Ghandi mode and 2) Hulk mode. I have an 9 year old pup, Wilbur. He is my best friend. I love dogs especially but have a fondness for all animals and all life, hence the vegan leanings. I’m in a middle place right now
I moved back to Beloit over three years ago now to live with and take care of my mother, who has dementia, after my father passed. So I’m renting my home out in Appleton while I live and work and take care of mom. So when mom passes or needs 24 hour care I will see where my life is at as to whether I go back to Appleton, stay in Beloit or go somewhere else.
I have a B.A. in philosophy and enjoy deep, fun philosophical discussions. Some of my favorite philosophers/thinkers are Raymond Smullyam, Lin Yutang, Winnie-the-Pooh, Wei Wu Wei, Irwin Edman, Schopenhauer, Plato, Dr Albert Schweitzer, Favorite topics are consciousness, time, work/money/economics, Taoism, Non-Dualism, Advaita Vedanta, Nature, Idleness/Play/Simplicity.
I’m not here to change anyones mind but rather to clarify mine.