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Tristan Vitali
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Been checking on this forum every now and then - honestly a little surprised how busy it's become. It's great to see that there have been a few connections made that went beyond moosages and run-of-the-mill internet romance.

I'm a single white guy, straight, 5'6 140lbs, 34 years old now (wow did the last 10 years zip by!) and in decent shape. I've been out of the dating game for ... gosh, since 2003. I'd had enough of it way back then after some bad breakups and difficult girlfriends, so haven't bothered. I have had a couple internet flings since, but nothing ever came of them. Pretty serious most of the time, I do have a genuinely goofy side and, at least I think, a good sense of humor. I am not into poly lifestyles, swinging or anything along those lines (at least not at this stage in my life). Just a regular guy trying to set up a future out here, but that future always does include a loving wife and happy, active kids. Would be nice to know who that wife is sometime in the next 5 or 10 years

I'm a philosopher at heart, love to write and live my life accordingly - I thrive on lots of quiet contemplation, learning about obscure topics and lively discussions on complex or controversial topics. Loud thumping music, drunk people falling all over each other or watching grown men wearing tights and slapping each others backsides while chasing a ball around a field, to me, is boring and not worth the time.

I'm not a church going Christian nor a meditating Buddhist but I am very spiritual and even semi-religious. I don't do drugs, don't drink other than the little bit of vinting and brewing I do here at home, but do smoke cigarettes. I'm "anti-establishment" in many ways and my cigs are one of them - figure I have way more a chance of getting cancer and dying of heart disease from the pesticide/herbicide use, or worse, the "added ingredients" in the grocery store "food products" than by smoking a few ciggies. In fact, I'm a bit of a conspiracy theorist and spend a lot of my "free time" listening to late-night radio type programs and interviews. I have a strong interest in herbalism and holistic health practices, would never allow my children to be put through the "public education system" and have a healthy suspicion of anything government, religion or authority related. Politically, I vote libertarian or green party - sort of a progressive libertarian

I have 14 acres in central Maine that I'm (slowly) building into a "broadacre permaculture" type small coop farm operation - see the link in my signature for the project thread following my progress. I don't plan to ever be rich in money terms - comfortable, yes, but comfort might someday be just paying property taxes and the DSL bill. My 10-30 year plans include offering meats, eggs and nuts/fruits/berries as well as timber and other forest products (mushrooms, etc). I'd prefer to be offering at prices comparable to what the customer would pay in the grocery store for their poison soaked "food" than to try to get rich, if that makes sense. In the mean time, I do freelance web development and programming to pay the bills.

For the would-be astrologers out there, I'm a sag. rising with taurus sun, cancer moon, born night-time with mc/saturn/mars/pluto in libra (talk about a glass ceiling!). And for would-be numerologists, I'm born on a 1 day with a 5 attitude and 7 life path (I know, right?). The name I use here is my legal name, middle name is William, and I don't use nicknames.

I'm not perfect and don't expect you to be, but I do hope you're shorter than I am. Don't know why but that's always been one of my things - maybe because I was picked on as a child for being short

So that's me and I'm seeking someone that meshes well with all that. Hoping it's not pie-in-the-sky thinking that such a woman exists. Also hoping that I didn't screw up that thread title.

Below is my wonderfully unflattering picture from last year - hoping to get some nice action shots of myself this year with my shirt off, sweating with rippling muscles while hauling soil up to the experimental green roof, but alas, seems the black flies just wont quit this year

 
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I'd like to pick your brain sometime, if you're still looking. My ad:  http://www.permies.com/t/52041/singles/yo-SWF-ISO-permie-partners
 
Tristan Vitali
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Lindsay Clark wrote:I'd like to pick your brain sometime, if you're still looking. My ad:  http://www.permies.com/t/52041/singles/yo-SWF-ISO-permie-partners


Thanks for reaching out - it's been nice to talk and learn more about you
 
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I just signed back onto this site. And I don't know how old your post is. But I was really intrigued by your bio. And didn't know if you found your soul mate. Your ideas sound very authentic and doable. I have been developing my ten-acre farm in west central Illinois since being suddenly and tragically widowed in November of 2003. My farm has been my grief therapy and ultimate recovery. It is certainly refreshing to find similar like minded, reasonable and somewhat normal people who understand the journey and the hard work that reaps so much wisdom and reward. Thank you for sharing. --Rebecca
 
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Rebecca Fischer wrote:I just signed back onto this site. And I don't know how old your post is. But I was really intrigued by your bio. And didn't know if you found your soul mate. Your ideas sound very authentic and doable. I have been developing my ten-acre farm in west central Illinois since being suddenly and tragically widowed in November of 2003. My farm has been my grief therapy and ultimate recovery. It is certainly refreshing to find similar like minded, reasonable and somewhat normal people who understand the journey and the hard work that reaps so much wisdom and reward. Thank you for sharing. --Rebecca


Soul mate? Don't know about that yet but would love to hear more about your farm. I did a quick look around on permies and didn't see much from you. Understandable considering how busy all this stuff keeps ya   Are you the interviewee in that article about the "Central Illinois Farm Beginnings"?

Will try to shoot you a purple moosage in the next few days.
 
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btw, I am five feet four and a half inches tall. : )
 
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not sure I understand this permies website or purple mooseages. I don't think I was interviewed by Central illinois Farm Beginnings but I am the one in the big hat and on the Kubota. Where did you find an interview?
 
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Rebecca Fischer wrote:not sure I understand this permies website or purple mooseages. I don't think I was interviewed by Central illinois Farm Beginnings but I am the one in the big hat and on the Kubota. Where did you find an interview?


Purple moosages are just "private messages" named weirdly   I've sent you a "mooseage" and answered the interview question there.
 
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