what are your hobbies and interests? Do you have hobbies that your passionate about that change the direction of your life?
what got you interested in the 1st place?
27 years growing dreadlocks the natural way
My dreads are over 9 feet long
I have a passion for animals. I work on a farm and with animals. I own tons of them. I would like to work for a wildlife preservation, but most places just want people with schooling.
this was my silver fox luna
at the time i raised her from a tiny thing that slept in the palm of my hand i had 3 cats, 15 rats a chinchilla and 2 budgies
they all were friends except they all chased the chinchilla (rats to mate, fox and cats just chased)
the cats and fox would curl up together and sleep
I always loved animals ive pet wild skunks (young ones) and hand fed them, 1 rainbow gathering (the 1 my dreads started at) i camped 5 fet from a mellow but grumpy old rattle snake
in fact, in highschool we went on a trip to the Adirondack trail, we saw a rattlesnake and the other kids tried stoning it to deat.. i got between them.. they threatened to throw me off the cliff i ended up guarding its den,, probly lil dangerously close while they threw rocks at me
well soaring eagle is a clue I have a passion for soaring with them.
thats our club freedoms wings disabled soaring
but theres just nothing like it from the thrill of high speed rdge running in the most remote and beautiful places on earth
To world class competitions
to insane aerobatics
or, setting altitude records in mountain waves
just being able to climb as high as jets fly using only pure earth energy is an amazing thing
but for me some of the most magical moments are just circling in a thermal eye to eye with eagles ..making eye contact as they climb with us right off our wingtip
hawks and eagles only fly when theres thermals or ridge lift they can use (and are known to soar above 10,000 feet, the only purpose of flying so high (for them) is for the view!
so very often you will be sharing the same thermal with them circling in narrow columns of air in fairly close proximity.
besides soaring rainbow gatherings have been a life changing experience
which led me to doing stuff (with the help in the beginning of 1 of the rainbow kitchens) to turn 1 of phillys worse crack and crime hoods into one of the safest most loving crime free zone. along with a lot of other shorter and long term projects to make the world a better lace, whether its a few block area, or much bigger
so..volunteering, "service" helping others (yea with dreads too) was largely influenced by this life experience
Ok, so i'm a skateboarder for 30+ years, and i guess it's a hobby or an addiction or whatever... I started around 1987 or so as a punkrock kids with my friend from school and his older brother. We built our own wooden ramps which was very cool and this older brother had dreads almost to his butt. I think that's where it clicked! His dreads were'nt natural, but he was my hero anyway!
Took me some decades to get my dreads going, but at least still skate once or twice a week and hopfully will never quit and will never cut my hair again. I'm in love with both now, skateboarding and my dreads and i hope both are for life!
This may seem like a thread hijack as I'm posting a lot of pictures.
I love the outdoors and walking in the woods is one of my favourite things to do.Just went out this morning and took a lot of pictures.
In the UK there is a flower called a Bluebell that comes out at this time of year. They are a rare flower and actually illegal to intentionally pick.
Here's a link for some info on themhttps://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/features/6-things-you-might-not-know-about-bluebells
Usually you will just see them in small patches but there is a place near where I live in Oxfordshire where they grow en masse. The following are photos of the Bluebells and other shots that just looked cool and worth capturing.