Eldest of six children, raised in Ashland Oregon. 4 kids, 9 grandkids. Love to learn & challenge. My nickname could be "On the other hand" . Very big hearted, despise elitism, racism & religious bigotry, compassionate except to Democrats, jk, jokester, love life, prefer outdoors to in, try not to be anyone's useful idiot, whether it's my Republican or religious leaders who make the ill-advised attempt. G-d gave me my own brain, Thank You! Bleeding heart American Jewish Republican. Believe all G-d's creatures have a spark of divinity regardless of their religious preference, or lack thereof, as long as they treat G-d's other creatures well, and most esp. the elderly, disabled, the ill, the poor, the lonely.