About Me

Basic

Gender
Male
Home Country
United States
Home State
CA
Hometown
San Francisco
Looking for
Paddling Buddies
Political Views
Left-wing liberal yet sometimes quasi-libertarian
Religious Views
Rationalist (Duh!)

Personal

Activities
Photography, International travel, Gourmet Cooking, Flyfishing, Falconry, Ocean Sailing, Scuba diving, Camp Perry Nationals, Tour de France, HM Queen Elizabeth II, Ham Radio, Gray Wolf, Willie Pete Paintball, Tantra, New York Fashion Week, Spey casting, Hotel Elephant, Weimar, Interstellar travel, Hotel Elephant, Weimar, Driven grouse shooting, MW DX, FC Peter of Faskally, Greenbriar Faulkland, FTCH Pocklea Remus
Interests
sere, Dimple Rock, Chattooga River, Gauley River, North Fork American River, Fotodesign Märzinger, Magnum Photos, sere, CSIS | Center for Strategic & International Studies, TASCHEN, Special Boat Service, Advertising Age, Alexander McQueen, The Economist, Bitcoin P2P Cryptocurrency, Leftover hash lemma, Homomorphic encryption, Pink Mist @ 1000m, Palin for Dogcatcher, n-dimensional quantum computation, NCPPRC, Palindrome not Palin Drone, Double entendres, Puns, CheyTac .375, Techie Gizmos, Labrador Retrievers, home-built multi-petaflop computers, Genealogy, Naked singularities, Higgs bosons, Bonsai, Quantum cryptography, African Wildlife Conservation, Cello, Financial engineering, Cryptoanalysis, Satellite Transmissions, Climatology, tera-joule lasers, Exoticism, Astronomy, Clean energy, Chronographs, Single malt Scotch, Ikebana, Chess, Audiophile Recording, Avant Garde Fashion, oogling, Atogram Dieting
Music
Zola Jesus, The Goat Rodeo Sessions, Miranda Lambert, Antonio Salieri, Fergie, Shakira, Feist, Texas Swing, Gordon Lightfoot, Iris DeMent, Dixie Chicks, Leon Redbone, The Shirelles, Sonny Rollins, The Fabulous Thunderbirds, Mose Allison, Dusty Springfield, Roy Orbison, Lucia Hwong, Frank Zappa, Bob Dylan, Diana Krall, Tom Waits, Patsy Cline, Paganini, Samuel Barber, Thomas Tallis, Scriabin, Yo-Yo Ma, Doo-wop, Peter, Paul and Mary, Renée Fleming, Anything but hip-hop, gospel, country, and rap
TV
MTV Hungary, Rizzoli&Isles, The News Hour, Top Chef, MASTERPIECE | PBS (Masterpiece Theatre), Hardball with Chris Matthews, Amanpour, Parenthood, Burn Notice, Shameless, The Good Wife, Official Army Wives, Modern Family, Bill Maher, Chelsea Lately, CSI: NY, The Big Bang Theory, MythBusters, Monster Garage, 60 Minutes, Nip/Tuck, Californication, Shameless, The Daily Show, The Colbert Report, Dexter, Damages, Weeds, The Closer, The Unit, True Blood
Movies
Seven Samurai, 8 and 1/2, Zombie Strippers, Mugabe and the White African, And God Created Woman, Chicago, Braveheart, Chinatown, Platoon, Elizabeth, Witness, Seven Years in Tibet, Coming Home, Scent of a Woman, Bambi, Pretty Woman, All the President's Men, Far from the Madding Crowd, A Man for All Seasons, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, All About Eve, The Thin Man, The Philadelphia Story, Twelve O'Clock High, The Robe, Judgement at Nuremberg, Dr. Strangelove, The Lion in Winter, Out of Africa, The Killing Fields, Dangerous Liaisons, The Sixth Sense, Avatar, Juno, L.A. Confidential, Silence Of The Lambs, Shanghai Express, All That Jazz, Schindler's List, Amadeus, 2001: A Space Odyssey, The African Queen, Lawrence of Arabia, The Blue Angel, The Birth of a Nation, For Whom the Bells Toll, Apocalypse Now, Behind the Green Door, The Deer Hunter
Books
The Compleat Angler, Sleeping with the Devil, Discourse on the Method, Two Treatises of Government, The Large Scale Structure of Spacetime, Stephen White, Sex Death and Fly Fishing, The Passion of the Western Mind, From Dawn to Decadence, A River Runs Through It, Christianity in Late Antiquity, The Ninth: Beethoven and the World in 1824, Safari the Last Adventure, Grouse Feathers, The Aloha Shirt, The Tokaido Road, On War, The Invention of the Jewish People, Myth and Ritual in Christianity, Returning to Silence, Zen Effects, I and Thou, Horn of the Hunter, Common Sense, Leviathan, 1984 - George Orwell, Stranger in a Strange Land, All the Devils Are Here, The Big Short, The Quants, The Age of Voltaire, Fishing Bamboo, Hot, Flat, and Crowded, The Warmth of Other Suns, The Snow Leopard, The Last Lion: Winston Spencer Churchill, Any Shot You Want, Death in the Silent Places, The Lure & Lore of Trout Fishing, Three Cups of Tea, The Fountainhead, The Fourth Body, Rage for falcons, Body of Lies, Use Enough Gun, One Nation Under Gods, The War That Made America, 1811 Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue, How I Found Livingston, Chinese Whispers, Albion's Seed, Microeconomic Analysis, Armorial Families, The Kind With Words on the Pages, Nonfiction
Quotes
"Cogito...."Twits tweet!"Rerum cognoscere causas"Light travels faster than sound. This is why some people appear bright until you hear them speak."De Oppresso Liber""Whatever happens in a black hole stays in the black hole."Will your answer to this question not be "Yes"? [ ] Yes [ ] NoAt what latitude would you stop harassing people for wearing fur? Subsistence hunting?Why do vegetarians think it is more natural and spiritual to crush plant tissue against their molars than it is to rip animal tissue with incisors?When I die, I want to go peacefully like my Grandfather did, in his sleep -- not screaming, like the passengers in his car.Paradise is a human-free zone.If I agreed with you we'd both be wrong.You do not need a parachute to skydive. You only need a parachute to skydive twice. Change is inevitable, except from a vending machine.A clear conscience is usually the sign of a bad memory. The last thing I want to do is hurt you. But it's still on the list.
About me
It's not about me.

Boating

Boating type
Whitewater, river running, creeking
Boat brands
Jackson MegaRocker, LiquidLogic Remix XP10
Paddle Brands
Werner Stikine, AT2
Gear brands
MountainSurf EZ-ON skirt, Snapdragon skirt, Astral GreenJacket
Home spot
American River
Boating philosophy
Don't breath the H2O.

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SanFranKayaker

SanFranKayaker

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