Life at Paradux Hill

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10 December 1959
Port Orchard, Washington, United States
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Thousand Oaks Elementary School - Berkeley CA (1968 - 1969)
Franklin Elementary School - Berkeley CA (1969 - 1972)
Martin Luther King Jr. Middle School - Berkeley CA (1972 - 1974)
Berkeley High School - West Campus - Berkeley CA (1974 - 1975)
Berkeley High School - Berkeley CA (1975 - 1978)
San Francisco State University - San Francisco CA (1978 - 1979)
Bellevue Community College - Bellevue WA (2001 - 2002)
Interests: (78)
"friendly", 3.141592653589793238462643383279502884197169399375, 5-minute-refresh, alternative medicine, amplectere potestem "et", archaeology, bastyr, bdsm, beauty, board games, books, bowling ball croquet, cats, caw, chronic kidney disease, church of all worlds, civilian space program, college, computer games, consensual non-consensuality, cultural anthropology, cultural mythology, cynophilia, d/s, diabetes, diabetic nephropathy, dialysis, dog showing, dog shows, dogs, duck tolling retrievers, fishing, flat-coated retriever, flat-coated retrievers, flatcoated retrievers, flatcoats, gaia consort, gaming, herbal medicine, howard dean, hunting, intentional community, internest, intimacy, kayaking, kidney, kidney disease, kidneys, large dogs, lifestyle, love, magick, mfm threesomes, mythology, native plants, naturopathy, nova scotia duck_tolling retrievers, pacific northwest, paganism, pagans, polyamory, polyandry, pro-choice, quilting, retrievers, romance, rpgs, sapiosexuality, seafood, self-esteem, software testing, standard poodles, synchronicity, the prisoner, tollers, vidiscouts, widowers, widows
'What can I do?' - SiCKO

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Notice of Intent to Display Hit-And-Run Comments
There is a style of commenting that I call "hit and run" commenting, whereby the commenter posts a comment to a person's LiveJournal and then immediately deletes it. I have usually seen this used when the comment is a nasty remark, something the commenter wouldn't want to have posted for public view but nonetheless wished the original poster to receive in email. It's like sniping from the bushes.

I reserve the right to repost, at my discretion, in part or in their entirety and with attribution, any comments thus sent. It's something I completely despise; it rarely happens to me (thank goodness), but has happened fairly recently to some friends of mine, which brings about this notice. If a person posts a comment to my LiveJournal, I reserve the right to ensure that it stays posted so that others may see it. If that person subsequently deletes it, I reserve the right to repost the comment in part or in whole. Anyone who doesn't agree has the right not to post or comment to me in my LiveJournal. You explicitly agree, by commenting in my journal, that my intent to preserve and display your comment as stated above does not in any way constitute a violation of law, of ethics, or of LiveJournal's Terms of Service.

This doesn't apply to anybody who corrects factual, stylistic, spelling or grammar errors and then reposts. It's designed to stop hit-and-run nastygrams for which the poster does not intend to take public responsibility; I'm going to give the responsibility where it is due.

Posting a comment in my LiveJournal constitutes acceptance of my terms described above.

I am 48 and blissfully happily married to charlesks. I greatly enjoy living in the emerald beauty of the Pacific Northwest. My eyes are grey-blue, I have red hair, and if you put me in bright sun, I look like a lobster. I spent 13 years as a software test engineer, the last six in burn-out, and am now looking for a completely different career. My interests include herbal and other "alternative" medical modalities, our "unofficial adopted daughter", our three retrievers (Raven, Quinn, and Sky), our four cats (Jasmine, Tom Sawyer, Huckleberry Finn, and Sprite), kayaking, quilting, gaming, cooking, making jam, and especially my family, two- and four-legged. There is quite a bit more to say, but I expect that will all (or mostly) come out in my journaling.

At the moment, a significant part of my journaling is taken up by writing about my journey with diabetic nephropathy, a form of chronic kidney disease. I'm starting dialysis on January 15, 2008. I hope that I will be able to get a kidney transplant at some point after that, and I'm working to do what I can to become a good candidate for being a transplant recipient.

I sometimes post material of an adult nature in my journal. Most of these posts are locked, viewable only to those on my Eros filter. If you are not a member of this filter, ask me if you would like to be added, and I will take it under consideration. Asking does not mean you will automatically be added, and I tend to restrict membership in this filter to those I already know either in person or through correspondence. If you are not at least 18 years of age, do not bother asking; you will not be added to my Eros filter. However, I also post publicly on topics that interest me, and some of these may be controversial or considered by some to be of an adult nature; same-gender marriage is a good example. Therefore, underage viewers should not read my journal.
This warning is made in cooperation with LiveJournal's request for such warnings, where appropriate.

Always in our hearts:
Troublesome Three-legs
Taz the Bonehead


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