More About Me
Location: Cincinnati, Ohio
Occupation: Yoga Instructor
My Philosophy On Life: I am a soul inhabiting a physical body. I enjoy life and try to learn something new about myself and the world around me everyday. One way that I do that is by practicing yoga and meditation on a daily basis.
My Interests: Nag Hammadi. Philosophy. Queer Movements. Queer Theology. Electronic Music. Revolutions of any sort. Theatre. Cooking. Musicals. Screaming. Being Devil's Advocate. Gnosticism. Buddhism. Fundamentalist Christianity. Christian History (Rated R). Good Movies. Better Music. Gracious Friends. Simplicity. Turntablism. Spanish Language. Travel. Astrology. My new baby brother. Writing. Breathing. Making Out. Sleeping In. Filter 14. Apt 414. Bright Colors. Things that need no explanation. Raves. "Gayer than a picnic basket". "Later tater". Doug. Shirley Q. Liquor. Brandy Butahcup. Charlene Sugahfoot. Disco Music. Harajuko girls. Arranging knick Knacks. Glowsticks. New construction paper. Mad Libs. Poetry. Caffeine. Asprin. days without plans. the best kisser this year. broad ripple. jello cake. clumsy people. jimmy johns. sushi. bourbon street distillery. free things. homeade cookies. insomnia. cds. tshirts from value village. vintage clothes shopping. word games. lord of the rings. nerdy people. headphones. tea tree oil shampoo. people bored enough to fill out surveys. fantasy games. ishkur.com, music. erowid.com. car parts. bottles. cutlery. whatever i find lying around. Ze Dominator. McSteemy. School of Metaphysics. life without cigarettes. clean clothes. new shoes. chile relleno. journeys. being caught singing. learning from uncomfortable situations. pajamas. blankets when you're cold. salsa dancing. orange juice. gospel music. inuyasha. steel metal alchemist. indigo children. The College of Metaphysics. intuitive reports. holistic health care. yoga. organic food. hugs. spicy food. eggplant. chartreuse. tangerine. brown. 2012. living with an open heart. shaving my chest. backbends. downward dog. forward bends. lovingkindness. Nathan Uhl. facebook. granita. pranayama.
My Inspirations: Gil Scott Heron, Hesohi, Black Ice, Ram Dass, Sri Pattabhi Jois, BKS Iyengar, Ball Participants, Jill Scott, Erykah Badu, Frida Kahlo, Sarah Jessica Parker, Common, Jonathan Larson, Nelson Mandela, Mumia, Saul Williams, Dr. Shulgin, Rachel Ray, Osho
Music I Love: Felix da Housecat. Erykah Badu. Bebel Gilberto.Sade. Total Science. Kirk Franklin. Fred Hammond. Moloko. Dave Matthews. Jane Monheit. Common. Once on this Island. Wild Party. Lazy Dog. Deep Dish. Bjork. Paul Oakenfold. Kraftwerk. Busta Rhymes. Kylie Minogue.Fluke. Lauryn Hill. Alicia Keys. India Arie. Girl Talk. Beatles. Royksopp. Joss Stone. Talib Kweli. Amy Winehouse. Diana Krall. Thelonious Monk. Charles Mingus. Miles Davis. Tiesto. Jill Scott. Paul Oakenfold. Vivian Green. Busta Rhymes. Ani DiFranco. Aaliyah. Depeche Mode. Alanis Morissette. Timbaland and Magoo. Regina Spektor. Baby Anne. Esthero. John Digweed. Mark Farina. James Brown. Queen. Putamayo Music. Jimi Hendrix. Styx. !!!. Zero 7. Yo La Tengo. Sergio Mendes. Moses Hogan Chorale. Barbara Hendricks. Bobby McFerrin. Postal Service. Death Cab. Modest Mouse. Air. Bob Marley. Fatboy Slim. Richard Humpty Vision. DJ Bam Bam. Bad Boy Bill. MIA. Moby. Rusted Root. Corrine Bailey Rae. John Legend. Tosca.Telepopmusik.
Movies I Love: Coming to America. Ferris Bueller's Day Off. Paris is Burning. Party Monster. Blow. Rules of Attraction. Waiting for Guffman. Forest Gump. Boondock Saints. City of God. Capturing the Friedmans. The Pajama Game. Traffic. Snatch. Rent. Moulin Rouge. Def Poetry Jam. Zoolander., Drop Dead Gorgeous. Gia. Priscilla. I Heart Huckabees.The Matrix Trilogy. Trainspotting. Requiem for a Dream., Gladiator. Old School. Rudy. Se7en. Amelie. The Truth about Cats and Dogs. Hedwig and the Angry Inch. Half Baked. Don't be a menace to South Central while drinking your juice in the hood. Kings of Comedy. Mean Girls. Kinsey. Being John Malcovich. Nutty Professor 2. So I Married an Axe Murderer. Alexander. Harlem Nights. Human Traffic. The Fifth Element. The Battle of Algiers. What the Bleep do we know?. What's New, Pussycat?. Diary of a Mad Black Woman. Dave Chappelle's Block Party. Brown Sugar., Alfie. Shakespeare in Love. Stranger than Fiction. Princess Bride. Across The Universe.Coffee and Cigarettes.
TV Shows I Love: Food Network. Sex and the City. Six Feet Under. Isaac. History Channel. Style Network. BET. Rachel Ray. Mario Batalli. Project Runway. Giada. Barefoot Contessa. Fashion Trance. Clean House. Carnivale. Doctor Who. Psych. Weeds. Alton Brown. Gordon Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares.Monk.
Books I Love: Old Path White Clouds. Conversations with God. Naked. Dress Your Family in Courdoroy and Denim. Corpus Christi. The Gospel of Thomas. The Battle for God. The Invitation. Joseph. David. Imitation of Christ. The Gnostics. The Church and Homosexuality. Osho. My House by Nikki Giovanni. Pablo Neruda. Howl. Dharma Bums. Da Vinci Code. The Way of the Peaceful Warrior.Deception Point. The Mastery of Love. Symposium. Kurt Vonnegut. Maya Angelou. Allen Ginsberg. Jack Kerouac.
Places I Love: My Mat, South Beach, Sedona, Cleveland, Chicago, NYC, Kauai
Quotes I Love: "Whatsoever deepens with your awareness is virtue. Whatsoever dissipates with your awareness is sin." -Osho
Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It is not just in some of us; it is in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others. -Marianne Williamson
"Not Christian or Jew or Muslim. Not Hindu, Buddhist, Sufi, or Zen. Not any religion or cultural system. I am not from the East or the West. Not out of the ocean or up from the ground. Not natural or ethereal, not composed of elements at all. I do not exist, am not an entity in this world or the next. Did not descend from Adam and Eve or any origin story. My place is the placeless. A trace of the raceless. Neither body or soul. I belong to the beloved, have seen the two worlds as one and that one call to and know. First, last, outer, inner, only that breath breathing human being." –Jelaluddin Rumi
Spiritual teacher Ram Dass recounted that on his altar he has pictures of Christ, Buddha, and many other spiritual masters. He has recently added a photo of George W. Bush. Why? As Ram Dass explains, "Until I can find the same divinity in George W. Bush as I find in other holy beings, I am stuck. When I can see and honor his soul, then I am in a position to protest. Until then, I am ineffective"