eriktrips: me in hat, pink light (pinkHat)


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Created on 2009-05-02 09:08:29 (#206690), last updated 2012-03-19 (291 weeks ago)

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Birthdate:Jan 10
For the time being my LiveJournal profile has a more exhaustive description of things that might be useful to know about me, but I'll hit the high spots here.

I was born in 1962, making me very old in internet years. We did not have a color TV or a stereo of any sort until I was 12, 13 years old. srsly.

You could say that I am an ftm transsexual except that when I got to where I thought "male" would be it had left for parts unknown. I'm not female is about all I am really sure of at this point. And I really like having a beard. I've wanted one since I was six years old.

I have a PhD in Rhetoric and when you mix that in with my personal blend of invisible disabilities you get someone who sits at his computer most of his waking hours and types a lot. There is going to be a book soon, of vaguely autobiographical poetic prose and versified poetry, and after that I hope there will be other books. My rate of production is excruciatingly slow, though, whether we are talking about words or music or artwork or whatever.

I have been diagnosed with Complex PTSD, Generalized Anxiety Disorder and Major Depression Severe Recurrent with Psychotic Features and no I don't know why the DSM-IV talks backwards like that. I am extremely introverted and although I and my professionals suspect my eccentricities might fit within an Autism Spectrum diagnosis, I don't have the thousands of dollars it would require to get an adult assessment for such a thing. Because I am old, I was not screened as a child.

The older I get, the more radically leftist I become. On that double-axis political leanings quiz my dot will be down in the lower left corner trying to crawl out of the diagram.

If you want access to my locked posts, drop me a line and tell me who you are, if you think I know you, or who you'd like me to believe you are if you don't. I try to give everyone a fair shake but I'm not shy about punting people back out the door when they start to act like they know better than I do how I should be living my life.

I keep a blog, a link to which you will find elsewhere on this page, but I do not seem to know what to do with it. I put stuff there that is more impersonal than what I would put in a journal, but it is less a political blog than an art/ideas blog. When it is a blog at all, that is.

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'ain ghazal, a line, a mark, a silver mt zion, abuse of metaphor, anselm kiefer, aspergers, atheism, autism, backpacking, battlestar galactica, big black, bohren & der club of gore, buddhism, camping, carson mccullers, catch-22, cats, cereal, characters, cody, coil, cormac mccarthy, critical theory, csound, david bowie, dead man, depression, difference and repetition, disability, do the right thing, documentaries, drawing, edmund jabès, einstürzende neubauten, emmanuel levinas, explosions in the sky, franz marc, french nouvelle vague, friedrich nietzsche, ftm, gadgets, geekery, genderwhat, gershom scholem, gertrude stein, gilles deleuze, giorgio agamben, guitar, göbekli tepe, how to write, indigenous rights, insanity, interpol, jack london, jacques derrida, james baldwin, jericho, jesu, joel rl phelps, joy division, just intervals, kabbalah, klaus nomi, laurie anderson, les paul, leslie marmon silko, logic of sense, m83, mecca normal, metonymy, nature, neolithic revolution, neuroplasticity, neutral milk hotel, nocturnal emissions, nova, nurse with wound, octavia butler, orchestral manoeuvres in the dark, otherwise than being, p-bass, painting, patti smith, paul celan, paul klee, pearl jam, pre-christian europe, ptsd, pythagorean scale, queer, rashomon, red dwarf, red sparowes, rem, rhetoric, rhetoric of archaeology, rhetoric of science, rhetoric of the frontier, richard thompson, sanity, scientific method, signification, silkworm, snow patrol, social phobia, stratocaster, sumer, swans, the 400 blows, the baptist generals, the coming community, the cure, the making of americans, the microphones, the psychedelic furs, the simpsons, the structure of scientific revolutions, theatre of hate, transgender, twilight of the idols, van gogh, vine deloria, walking, walter benjamin, willa cather, william carlos williams, writing, wrong bathroom, xasthur, xiu xiu, zane grey, çatalhöyük
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