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SWM 26, New England, Seeking Whatever

 
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Hi,

I'm 26, looking to connect primarily via writing (for now) and make friends and connections, especially regionally across the more northern parts of NE.  

I don't feel particularly inclined to post relationship dictums/deal breakers. Not that that's not on my radar (it is), but before all else I would simply like to make individual connections and seek further as an extension of that, as intuition might allow. My feet for relationship aren't cold, per se, but a bit tepid.

I was "unschooled" (I prefer the less loaded descriptor "spared formal education"), have lived on various off grid farms/ projects for periods ranging from 10 days to a year and a half. I deeply desired to set root as early in life as I could but haven't quite achieved that yet (probably for the best). Currently in an exploratory phase trying to figure out where I want to be in (most likely) NE. Learning to appreciate no debt or substantial weighing-down factors.

I developed connections with a lot of "old guard" hippies around Maine and New Brunswick and for the longest time eschewed the younger crowd out of reclusive habits and lack of social energy. Now I kind of want to interact with less grumpy old bastard sorts. Drawn more to the earnest and unaffected, ideologically ambiguous, and those skeptical of cliques, sub-cultures and group think. 

Interests begin with hand tool labor and green woodworking which I have found engrossing for some 14 years on a "full time" basis. Axes, scythes, and especially self made handles for each are long standing interests. I love old elegant hay rakes and forks and have very pleasant memories being involved in by-hand hay production. Human powered earth working tools are fun. I am a dilettante crosscut saw filer/interceptor from the waste stream. I lived in Aroostook county for about a year and a half and heated/cooked with wood and have never used a chainsaw, so I can make hand saws "go". I also converted my hosts to crosscut saws and they haven't used a chainsaw since, as far as I know. I would view being eventually settling into a life where I can use these tools to produce most of my more "material" sustenance both as a great privilege and pleasure.

I also make spoons to pass time and for gifts/pocket money, enjoy (at least sometimes) tinkering with small engines (mostly small tillers and old European mopeds), riding said mopeds (stock and slow: takes longer and you have more fun ), like to dabble in gardening and permaculture systems, scratch cooking, a bit of music and lo-fi recording. I think Ringo is the best Beatle. 

I am a very friendly and jovial cynic, with no depressive tendencies but plenty of neurotic/creative force and angst, interpersonal dynamics are an interesting muse to me and I have lived in and reflected upon many very dysfunctional living arrangements. Politically/ideologically/socialogically scrambled, so I've learned to exist in "at-odds-ness" with people and (mostly) enjoy it. Earnest and, at times, awkward and prone to social exhaustion. I possess a sense of humor that the excessively formal may find "affronting", that is very dear to me. I try to sneak it into things like vegetables into picky kids' foods.  

Anyway, I'd be happy to connect, so send me a message sometime. Prone to the written form of verbal diarrhea so I will pinch this one off here.
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Hi Eric,

Just responding to say that I hope you are keeping some type of journal of all your adventures. You clearly have the gift of written words (among others); someday you may want to put them into a book format!
Best of luck to you! (I am in a happy union and not the right age anyway, but wanted to remark on your talent(s).)
 
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Annie Collins wrote:Hi Eric,

Just responding to say that I hope you are keeping some type of journal of all your adventures. You clearly have the gift of written words (among others); someday you may want to put them into a book format!
Best of luck to you! (I am in a happy union and not the right age anyway, but wanted to remark on your talent(s).)



Thank you! I do keep something resembling a journal, although I'm not sure anyone else would recognize it as one!
 
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Reaffirmed that I hate traveling....

Retooling spring/summer plans included getting around to growing beautiful tobacco plants for the first time since I was a teen and processing it into altogether really quite palatable mind and soul food!

As if my standing in the arena of finding astral love could plummet further or be stinkier! Wooooo
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This is one such palatable end that certain of those once-verdant leaves met. Mortar and pestle ground, sieved, alkalized and salted, lightly sauced with menthol crystals suspended in vodka solution plus bergamot and camphor EOs. Comparable enough to snuff imported from Europe that I no longer see that need!

A glimpse into my strange doings!
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