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Stephen Delius
@Stephen Delius
12/11/12 05:52:52PM
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I almost feel stereotypical


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I was originally using mullein as well, but it doesn't agree with me (leads to harsh congestion). I'll have to add sage sometime.

Stephen Delius
@Stephen Delius
12/11/12 03:14:15PM
2 posts

I almost feel stereotypical


Introduce Yourself

Studying liberal arts (in particular philosophy) and starting dreads somehow sounds cliche. There's a bit more to me, though. Some of it confirms the stereotype, some does not.

I have an interest in ethnobotany and modern herbalism. I love backpacking and would do so barefoot if my posture allowed it (naturopath/chiropractor says no). I smoke damiana and lotus from a pipe, along with purple archangel and purple henbit when they are in season. I meditate (though not as regularly as I should). I dabble in macrame. I have a certain affection for crystals and stones. I work leather and wood when I have the time, tools and materials (sometimes when I lack the right tool, even). I have a basic working knowledge of flintknapping. I have recorded Powhatan ancestors and Cherokee ancestors who avoided recording (though some born in NC ended up in OK in the late 1800s), and I would like to reconnect with some of this heritage. I dream of starting a homestead. I have dabbled in jewelrymaking, silverwork, precious metal clay, lapidary work, and green coal blacksmithing. I was homeschooled at some points, and am a highschool dropout with my GED.

I am also an Eagle Scout. I have consistently been an A/B student. I worked in IT for a hospital corporation for about four years. I was raised Catholic. My own spiritual experiences and those of others have lead me to move from being Catholic to being more catholic. I am studying at a Dominican college. I once thought I was called to the priesthood (but celibacy just isn't my thing). As of today I have been married for 2.5 years. I love designing and building custom computers, from planning to research, to assembly, to installation and deployment. I was once a youth minister. I almost became an engineer or programmer (though I suppose that may still happen). I am a talented and very undisciplined writer. I used to be an avid gamer (and likely still would be had I the cash to sink on the software and better hardware). I love working with spreadsheets. Basic algebra, geometry and other logical functions tend to come naturally for me, and I love them. I played Magic: the Gathering for some years, and have recently been enticed to start up again (darn college youngins!).

I have been advocating a beard competition and pistachio eating competition at school (mainly because I think I would win).

Well, I think it is time to rinse the baking soda out. Peace and blessings!

-Stephen Delius


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