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Male , 61-65
MI USA

Unrepentant experiential liberal scum.

I am more inclined to put people before profits and greed. After all, as we go through life the only thing we have that counts is each other.

Last Seen May 16, 2013
Member Since Apr 02, 2012
Favorite Quote So it goes.
Heritage
  • a little Polish
  • and a little Quebecois
Vices Like sex a little too much
Politics Liberal
Horoscope Gemini
Special day 6-20
Books Huckleberry Finn, Why I Am Not A Christian, Slaughterhouse 5, On the Origin of Species.
Music Wow: a really hard one. Modern Banjo; Allison Brown, Bela Fleck, and even Steve Martin playing with the Steep Canyon Rangers. I play a Deering open back..
Movies Recent - Midnight in Paris
Local Time November 28th, 8:30 PM

I Love Kayaking

Kayaking The Pine Island Sound Took a homebuilt Chesapeake Light Craft kayak out for a week of kayaking in the Pine Island Sound (between Sarasota and Fort Meyers, Florida). What a trip.Decided to kayak from Pineland... [more]
GTR1400 has shared 6 Mature Experiences
  • I Am Socially Awkward

    The Consequences Of Being Socially Awkward Growing up, my social skills were virtually nonexistent. Nobody noticed, except for my intelligence, that I was borderline aspergers and suffered from anxiety.  I used to pray to be somebody else / … [more]
  • I Am A White Man Who Loves Black Women

    An Introspection Of My Life Recently I have been communicating with a lovely black woman who wants a relationship with white men. Mainly trying to tell her to be authentic, interesting, and signal interest [Many men are blind t… [more]
  • I Got a Vasectomy

    The Funniest Advice. When I had my vasectomy, the MD gave me a good strategy for dealing with the discomfort. To paraphrase "get a six-pack of beer you like.  Put one between your legs and drink one.  When you are done… [more]
  • I Live In a Sexless Marriage

    One Step Forward - Two Steps Back Today I commented on a story. Here is what I said:"This morning as she was waking up I snuggled up to her, kneading her upper back and shoulders that she had liked so much, running my… [more]
  • Other Confessions

    Why I Do Not Contribute to Charities or Non-Profits
    Now that I've stopped contributing to the Salvation Army because of their virulent anti - gay stance, I no longer contribute to any charities or non-profits.  I don't mind helping people directly (like I will do, acting as a guide for a blind skier in a couple of weeks), but, contributions? - nope, nada, nichts, the big zero.  I don't care if it is a group helping children with cancer, or giving somebody a better life - it doesn't matter, and here is why.I used to do research at a non-profit, The Michigan Cancer Foundation, and between this and other stints in research as I was working to develop my skills in biological science research, I got to see how things really work.  While we were pa… [more]
  • Work Confessions

    I am profoundly angry that young people don't care about their economic best interests
    A couple of days ago the Michigan Legislature, spurred by a teabagger governer, passes a "Right to Work (for less)" law which outlaws closed shops.  This essentially destroys the ability of people who work for a living to use the power of organization against the power of unbridled wealth.  The chamber of commerce had an ******.People wonder why America is on a slide to the bottom, a heavily armed third-world nation that treats its workers like sharecroppers while the super rich retreat to their gated communities and private jets?  Well, look no further.  Republicans and chamber of commerce types, having no answers to building an American society, only offer the negative; privatize wealth an… [more]
  • Venting Confessions

    I Hate Myself
    That's all there is - pure statement of fact.Nope, not fishing here, just owning up to it.… [more]
  • Love Confessions

    I have fantasies about meeting somebody.
    I frequently traveled alone for work, on occasions being away for up to three months at a time.  I also take motorcycle touring trips on my own since my spouse does not ride.  So I have been frequently alone and have remained faithful.  But that has been too easy for me (don't know why?  Inapproachable?  Yet I strike up conversations, even in foreign settings.). But what was hard is that I like to people watch. I see interesting people having fun as I end up wandering around alone, eating alone.  The positive was that it taught me to like myself and learn to enjoy myself in even strange settings.However, a mechanism to keep my sanity was to imagine myself meeting somebody, enjoying sharing e… [more]