Served U.S. Navy 30 years (28 Sumarine Service, 2 Surface Navy), Retired Navy, working for the hell of it. Bibliophile, love travel, well cultured. A tad OCD, love animals, babies and puppies. Love Art Galleries, Photography and music.
Hello my fellow skeptics.I think it's about time to reveal a brief summary about myself. A decade ago, this would have been less of a chore. Even though I have been an anti-Theistic Atheist since my early teens, societal conditioning had done its job. My definitions for success, what's right and wrong and the course of my path were quite straight forward and inline with the typical drone. About nine years ago I began going through a shift in my perspective. This was partially because I left my comfort zone in a quite extreme jump and mostly the result of trying to find a way around societal standards, rather than conforming to them. I am a Tiny Home dwelling, Anarcho-Primitivist. My goal is to live as financially free and independent from the system as possible. Each day I move closer to a fully self-sustaining life. I am mostly off grid and am building a Permaculture Paradise at my home base and working on becoming certified in the Natural Building Trade. I barter my skills in exchange for room and a spot to park my home. What little cash I need to survive is made by scavenging the waste of society and making sure it gets to best place for reuse. Essentially, I clean up after the Sheop, since they are too aloof to care. I am not impressed with my species. As a matter of fact, humanity let's me down daily. Our society is a mess, as is our DNA. We allow ourselves to be poisoned through most facets of life, both mentally and physically and seem to be obstacles in each other's way, rather than being rational, courteous and tolerant stewards of the Earth. I am finished trying to be a voice for positive change, because that is just a short life wasted. My goal is to divest instead. The problem is, the system doesn't make this easy. This comes across as negative, but that's hardly the case. While I have decided to shun activism, I do travel the country sharing my many skills with others to help them build self-sustaining lives. The only thing I ask in return is room, a place to camp and the sharing of their knowledge and experiences.
They are defining their 4 year old childs imaginary friend. Next time they should believe the child...
I am relocating to New Mexico. Although I grew up here in Ga, I have never felt at 'home!' I am mostly challenged, once I speak my truth! For the longest time, i thought i was flawed! I have toughed it out, because my family is here and they feel some responsibility if I become distressed. And aging is a given! But, I came to believe that if that happens someplace else, I will find a way to cope. I am not interested in sitting around waiting for my death and that seemed to be the only reason for being here. I have friends all over the country, but not one here! I simple cannot get past the religiosity that is prevalent in the Bible Belt. It took me nearly 3 years going back and forth, to New Mexico, exploring possibilities. And, then it started to fall into place as it became clearer what I wanted. I found property near The Rockhound State Pk, and i feel energized on my little piece of the desert! I will build walls and gardens and a new life, now! And climb mountains, with the sun and the wide open sky above me! It is freedom at it's best.
I am convienced that relationships have an addictive quality to them and when they are taken away, we go into withdrawal! It takes time to gather ourself up and create a new life for ourselves. Keep reinventing yourself, because these breaks in our life, change us and if you play your cards just right...you will be wiser and happier, than you were before the breakup! Allow yourself the freedom to heal.
I despise religions, conspiracy theories, homeopathy, superstitions, misogynists, and anything that is scientifically unprovable. I adore black coffee, forensic anthropology, archaeology, hikes, premium cigars, intelligent conversations, baby giggles, nature, and long walks off of short piers.
There was a fire on an apartment building. A lot of men died. A woman came, screaming up to the police guarding the deceased. She said, "Please, may I check. I think my husband is among them. I will just discreetly feel his penis. I would know it anywhere!" The cops allowed it, after some argument back and forth. She lifted the sheet on the first body and gave his dick a squeeze...,"No. Not him." She headed to the second man, did the same. Shook her head, "Not my husband." So on and so forth, down the line until she got to about the seventh guy. "Hey! This guy doesn't even live in the building!"
I suppose I should write something here... I am fun, funny, witty, sometimes sarcastic. I am also kind, compassionate, empathic and am liberal in my outlook on life. I am married with teenagers but am also polyamorous, so I'm open to the possibility of finding another localish partner if it is the right fit. I'm pretty much an open book so you can ask me anything. :-)
Va. Beach guy living in PA.
I think we all have biases, preferences no matter how shallow they are that make most people blind to what should be obvious and what's right in front of them. I also think most people don't know how to find real happiness.
I was born and grew up in Egypt, and then moved to USA in beginning of 2016, looking for a new life. I moved by myself and have no family here in USA. I am studying software engineering online and hope to get into investing in the future. I enjoy reading, playing chess and ping pong, outdoor activities, exercise and working out, and others :) I am a little bit introvert and quite person, I like pets especially puppies! I am more vegetarian and love take care of my body.
I'm not sure why I'm here, I'll figure it out :-) Looking for a lady with similar interests for friendship as a starter, then who knows where things will go from there if things 'click'. I prefer that special someone be in the Dallas area, I'm not into the long-distance thing. Travel (camping to hotel to cruising) and photography are my main hobbies/interests, and my music tastes run from classic to alternative/modern rock and jazz (not much into country or rap). I enjoy all types of cuisine, festivals, fairs, live music, lots more...
Well, Um, uh, do you want to wait on them backing in or backing out? You're waiting on one or the other either way. I drive a truck and usually back in - I've seen what's around me when I drive up, and you don't have to worry about both the front and back of the truck hitting something - there's nothing around the front when backing in. But hey, I'm in Texas too, so go ahead and bash away... :-)
I am a 50ish GenX smartass, born in North Carolina. I'm secular, progressive, & childfree. Hoping to save time by providing a warning label: I am more liberal than Gandhi. I voted for Bernie Sanders and I will likely do so again. If you have posted pics of your gun(s), truck, motorcycle, bass boat, or ATV, I'm not for you. No Trump voters or Libertarians, please. "Libertarian" translated means "I got mine, screw you!" I can't believe I have to say that, but Christ on a cracker, they're everywhere! I'm not a snob. I have dual Masters in Appalachian Culture and Public Administration. I have worked hard to overcome NC stereotypes in myself and prefer not to see them in others. I lost my accent in my 20s. IMO, 95% of men can't pull off a beard--white or scraggly ones are worse. I have close gay friends, but please don't hit on me here if you are a lesbian or Chaz Bono. Evangelicals give me hives: anyone else? Thanks for reading, I fully expect to die alone, but hopefully with good friends around. 😉
Baptist? RUN. Run and be happy you didn't get trapped.
Hey I completely deny my existence prior to relatively short time ago... REALLY short time 6 years ago. One day of memorial dinner of my father, my close friend i grew up together found old black and white photo where we are standing next to our moms and we are lower than table stands. He made several glossy digital copy and handed to me one of them as memory. The rest he gave to other friends and relatives on the photo. Well, I did not want to disappoint him, because not longer than several years ago I destroyed completely my bio and all prior printed photographs including one he found(I had same picture as well) and negatives... I carried the photo to my moms house and left it inside vase All that means that I burned my past and technically not myself anymore I believe in EVERYTHING that builds TRUST. Any other problems do vanish in such society
I recently got 2 birds to rescue — they’re ready to destroy each other One younger greenwing macaw teases the older blue-gold macaw till one starts screaming. One screaming — the other enjoying teasing the stressed one! My solution was to line a sheet between their cages and teasing with screaming stopped... I noted in humans similar anomalies
Good conversation is very important to me. I am so appalled at how it has become the norm for people to lash out at each other. Listening to another's thoughts is vital. With that said, I do not think I will ever understand the Trumpets. And I find it unbelievable that so many professed Christians really aren't. I've lived in 2 river cities/towns and enjoy the calming effect of walking along the waterfront. I have to admit to being more of a small city girl than a country girl, although I do love enjoying the beauty of nature. And honestly, I really wish I had a flower garden. I am creative by nature and have worked in an interior design business and also have had an art gallery. I've made it a point to collect local artists'work I like to write haiku and read other's poetry. I'm an avid reader of a vast variety of material. I love music and although I am terribly out of practice I do enjoy dancing. If I could travel more, I would. I'm fascinated by ruins and love hiking through them. I like to think that if we could understand where we've been we could better understand where we are going. Best trip was through the Incan Valley in Peru
I would never ask that question because you put yourself in a no win situation. Also I really dislike when someone tries to push their beliefs on me so I figure they probably feel the same way. To me it is just a matter of mutual respect. The older I get the more picky I am in choosing my battles.
I'm a nonbeliever which currently feels most comfortable with the label Humanist, but I'm relatively new to all this and still learning and finding my way. This site is occupied by some very intelligent people, I've enjoyed learning from them. Most of my family and friends are believers, so I am eager to find some like-minded individuals for friendship and hopefully more. I miss having someone to share all life's moments, travel, and affection. I'm open and honest. Easy to talk to. Serious with a fun upbeat sense of humor. I'm still a kid at heart. :-) Lately, I've been spending my summers in central Michigan with family. It would be great to have someone share this cross country trip with me. I have been considering moving back but... Winters?! Ugh! LOL I strive to be earth-friendly in what I eat, buy, and use. Not a vegetarian but pretty close. Recently introduced to WFPB (Whole Food Plant Based) and I'm considering moving in that direction. Curious and interested in a wide range of topics, love to learn and open to trying new experiences. I'm a reader and a movie buff - go as often as I can. My motto: Laughter is the best medicine.
1. I didn't chose the wrong person. He was the very best person for me for close to 20 yrs. Things happen over that period of time people change, it's natural. We split after 28 yrs. 2. 20+ years is a big investment in one person, I wasn't going to just throw it away. I felt all options had to be explored. I still loved this man, I just couldn't live with him anymore. It was affecting me mentally and physically but I had to leave a good, good man. 3. I've made a tremendous amount of changes, working on myself for 7 years, being happy with who I am. Now I'm ready to be serious. I was out of the dating game a long time. Really don't know what I'm doing. Just trying to wing it the best I can.
I live so far out in the boonies that the directions are “go to the sticks, take a left, then a right.” I’m a recent widow following more than four decades of marriage. I no longer believe in the Magic Man in the Sky, although I do have moments where I fall off the wagon, which I attribute to the music. My hobbies are reading, writing, and beading. My future includes exploring everything that interests me, particularly love and romance. I’m just trying to cram in as much living and loving as I can before I go toes up.
I'm here for the funny memes and thoughtful posts. Interested in a relationship/meeting with a thoughtful and caring woman, please message me, I'd love to get to know you and foster a friendship based on respect and like-mindedness. Would love to make new friends in real life too, please send me a msg if you're close by. I like smart people. I like all day visits to museums, art exhibits, symphonies and plays. I also like road trips, cooking, and healthy living. ***Very unlikely I’ll respond to you if you’re a man. Sorry, just not interested.**
Greeting to my fellow members on this site. First I would like to thank the creators of this site for doing such a wonderful job and allowing those of us with non religious views to network with like minded people. I was raised in an urban area in New Jersey with Christianity being my parents choice of religion, Even though I grew up in a Christian household I have always had my doubts. I am an introvert that can do well in social climates as well, My hobbies are exercise, aerobics, reading, dancing and hiking, I am very a liberal agnostic and have no desire to debate the existence or non existence of god, Whatever the next man chooses as their belief is their prerogative, Though I am on here primarily for community I am open to meeting a single like minded woman,
I haven't experience that yet. That will be something I keep in mind the next time I am seeking employment. Thanks for sharing that.
This is my first online web site for meeting new friends. I have three grown children and four grandchildren (the loves of my life). I have two cats. I am an introvert and am a bit shy/quiet until I get to know someone. I feel somewhat uncomfortable in large groups of people, I am more at ease in smaller groups. I am a nerdy girl. I like to read (mysteries, sci-fi, fantasy, and the occasional non-fiction) and watch movies. I enjoy museums and art galleries. I play Pokemon' Go for exercise and for fun, I take a variety of fitness classes at my local gym 3 times a week. I am open to making friends to (platonically) hang out with, and if I should be so lucky to find a compatible person for a monogamous, long term, loving relationship, all the better.
Geologic Podcast (not about geology)
I like the serendipity of having been given a life and meeting people who feel the same. I studied physics and philosophy at uni and I loved them both - the hard-headed empirical analysis and the metaphysical speculations. I have an appetite for knowledge and I get on with most people. My holy trinity is honesty, integrity and loyalty but reasonable looks, sense of humour, kindness and good manners never go amiss and I like women who are strong and independent. I'm not sporty but I'm active – cycling and walking a lot, and I like to travel rough. Some of my happiest moments have been at the start of a sunny day on my bike, in a strange place, not knowing what's ahead or where the night will find me. However, nothing quite beats coming back home after a long absence. I read a lot – mostly history, science, philosophy and travel writing. I don't take pleasure much in fiction but I persevere in case there's a new Scott Fitzgerald or Kafka just around the corner. I'm vegetarian, non-smoking and practically viceless except when it comes to tea and cake. I'm trying not to leave the planet any worse than I found it and I respect all forms of life except the kind that writes in library books. Feel free to drop me a line – I will reply. .