Only this very moment is life. ~ thich nhat hanh
I am alive, this I (Harold Munro)
Introvert - INFP
Secular, Aristotelian world view
Aspiring teacher, social scientist (anthropology/sociology), writer
(Interested in cultural analysis/ethnography and applying anthropology and sociology to education--and education reform)
Independent, self-sufficient, happily unmarried
Student - Lifelong learner
Tolerant & compassionate
Agnostic...follow buddhism as a philosophy rather than religion
Staunch supporter of tolerance and universal human rights
Reading (mostly non-fiction) & research (social sciences, education, neuroscience, Eastern thought, history & geography), drawing & home design (former career), running, hiking, movies and documentaries, red wine and local brewery beer, live music (esp blues, rock and jazz), eating really yummy food, kayaking, anything cozy (esp: snuggling my little boys), coffee, tea and smoothies, the sweet spot on my couch and my awesome fleece blanket, foreign languages, travelling or scheming someday travels...currently cultivating patience, self-acceptance and trying to be less-high strung through yoga practice and meditation...
Hopefully someday soon hobbies: gardening & fishing
Home (Kodiak Island & Alaska), Hawai'i (Kauai), Pacific Northwest (Bellingham, Seattle, Portland and points in between), Ireland (especially the North - Belfast, Derry & Donegal), Manhattan, Germany (Dresden & Berlin)...and anywhere that involves a road trip or a trail/backpack (as long as it's not too damn cold!)
I like temperate climates...drizzle and mist, green and lush landscapes, and sunshine - need more of that.
Next on my list of new places to visit: Western Africa (Ghana), the American South (roadtrip!), Montreal-->Halifax by train, UK/Scotland, Japan, New Zealand, Grand Canyon/Route 66 Road trip with my boys, New England Road Trip (Boston-->Maine/New Brunswick), Iceland, Greece (Crete!), Nepal/India...
I am a lifelong Alaskan; have lived in Whittier, Anchorage and Kodiak