I'm someone who likes to have fun but not at the expense of others nor myself.. well usually. I take some things very seriously and other things not seriously enough. I like to have intelligent but unpretentious conversations. I like lots of time for myself but I'm someone who is there for others. I think I'm pretty balanced and it's the world that is out of balance. I have strong opinions but I'm not afraid of having them challenged, in fact please challenge. I don't believe in polite conversation with people who call themselves my friend. Because I am serious, I don't take life seriously. I often feel misunderstood by others, yet I often feel I understand why. I believe in consequence, chance, and faith (our holding fast in spite of life's lessons and sheer bad luck). Every belief system is only a narrative or container for the above three aspects of life. I believe in growing in our response ability, becoming better at our ability to respond to people, with insight, care, and consideration.