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I wanted to get in on this but did not know how to post according to instructions.  So i winged it and this is what io wrote.

Jan. 31st, 2016 08:25 am (UTC)
Name, Age: Bob, 82
Current Location: Boise, ID, USA
Hometown: Marysville, WA/ Ketchikan, AK
Gender Identity & Orientation: asexual male
Religion/Spiritual Identity: No religion/ Seeker, Taoist, Interspiritual
Political Identity: Anarcho-primitive, Spiritual anarchist.
Significant Other, Kids?: Dianne, 3 grown children.
Job: Retired (taught at University)
Major in College: Sociology, then Religion. then Sociology.

What are you passionate about?: Nothing, i don't do passion.
What are you interested in?: Spiritual paths, sacred poetry, the universe, the earth, love, compassion, mercy, humility, restraint, human rights, human equality.
What are your hobbies?: Reading, journaling, thinking

How do you use LJ?: It started out to be a record of my spiritual path, now i post about just about anything that comes to mind. Without LJ my life is pretty circumscribed
Do you comment?: Yes, when i think it is relevant and i can be kind.
What kind of LJ friends are you looking for?: People who are on spiritual quests and who are tolerant and wise.

Any think else you would like to mention: Because i am autistic, i am easily overwhelmed by any kind of social interaction. There is a sort of strangeness about me that my friends have to get used to. I am an acquired taste. I also am very inept at using the computer, almost computer illiterate. I could not follow the instructions for this post, but i did want to participate.

Like Vines Toward the Sun :: A Friending Frenzy for Returnee & Long-Time LJers! - lavenderfieldss Page 4


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Jan. 31st, 2016 09:05 am (UTC)
You are awesome. Stay awesome :)
Jan. 31st, 2016 09:29 am (UTC)
:) awww
you also are awesome.
I don't comment much but i follow you and wish you much success in everything.
Jan. 31st, 2016 10:21 am (UTC)

Bookmarking this post. I love you, Bobby.

Feb. 1st, 2016 04:42 am (UTC)
I love you!
Jan. 31st, 2016 12:30 pm (UTC)
If you posted this over there you did just fine.

You know yourself well and I'm very happy to share this space with you!

Edited at 2016-01-31 12:30 pm (UTC)
Feb. 1st, 2016 04:45 am (UTC)
:) Thank you.
After 82 years including five in Al-Anon, i do know myself a little but i am still pretty much a black box and people continue to tell me stuff about myself i didn't know.
Jan. 31st, 2016 02:10 pm (UTC)
Having gone through "Like Vines towards the Sun" I find that there is not a single Catholic on the list.
Feb. 1st, 2016 04:48 am (UTC)
We are certainly not a random sample of the human population; though i did notice one Catholic you missed and another who has added a statement more recently.
Jan. 31st, 2016 06:02 pm (UTC)
Very pleased to know you here; my middle child age 28 is autistic but though she can read and write and do academics on about a 5th grade level, she is very low in most other aspects and needs help dressing and so on. She stims and has tantrums and is obsessed with the Nickelodeon channel and can tell you every single thing about it and about every show ever aired on that network, ha. I was raised Christian (Baptist) but am not religious now in holding to any one faith. I am however studying Buddhist thought right now and interested in its precepts, mostly due to my son. He was a Buddhist and since his death I am reading all the books he left behind.
Feb. 1st, 2016 05:05 am (UTC)
I am very lucky that my autism left me with such i high level of fumctioning; my tantrums are more sophisticated and often go unnoticed. and i read well enough, but i think i understand at least a little how an autistic person And i know that trapped inside that strange brain is a person as valuable as anyone else.

I also remember Daniel and i sorrow that you have gone through so much. We will get to know each other better.
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Feb. 1st, 2016 05:06 am (UTC)
Ah, thank you. I will look for it.
Feb. 1st, 2016 02:06 am (UTC)

I applaud the intent, but my answers to more than half those questions would be, “Who wants to know?” and the other half is, “None o' yer dam' business!”

I'm gettin' crotchety in me old age.

Feb. 1st, 2016 05:08 am (UTC)
I dig you man. But hey, you can't be older than me. Not in this part of the universe anyway.
Feb. 1st, 2016 03:20 am (UTC)
Hi Bobby,
My name is Stephanie. I live in Tacoma Washington. You can call me Opa.

My partner, Nightsky, works for the Alaska seafood industry.

I am pleased to meet you and look forward to getting to know you better.
Feb. 1st, 2016 05:12 am (UTC)
High Stephanie. I have added you to my friends list.
I went to school a while in Tacoma (Puget Sound 1951-53)
and grew up in Ketchikan.
Feb. 2nd, 2016 07:41 pm (UTC)
great :-)
Feb. 2nd, 2016 08:27 pm (UTC)
You are one of my oldest LJ friends.
I value your insights and comments.
I find your path interesting,
very different from, but very compatable with my own.
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