I'm a writer, a graphic designer, a skier, and a 3rd dan in Aikido. I own and operate a chain saw. I am married with 5 cats, residing in southern Oregon. I've been known to scuba dive alone in shallow lakes. Small schools of curious trout follow me as I explore the bottom, often pointing out discarded beer cans and plastic bean dip containers for me to stuff into my collecting bag. I like to open the jars of salmon eggs the fisherman have dropped over the sides of their boats and watch the feeding frenzy. I pick up fish hooks whose nylon line has wound them around underwater tree trunks and use sign language to try and teach the trout not to bite them. Regarding my spiritual life, I believe that Yoda says it all in The Empire Strikes Back.
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