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Now one of my new projects is to become a sex / communications expert for nerdy guys 20-45 specifically, but a variety of people later as well.

Nothing like the motivation of Sex Geek Summer Camp.

Website / new Twitter account launching soon.

maike:
Didn't initially realize that SGSC was a real thing, and neat that you're pursuing.  I think you'd do quite well; good that he talks realistically about 'business models and marketing plans'.  Look forward to seeing your setup work.
lemonkid:
Thanks @maike - it was really fun. 
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Oh yes, I'm a member of these naked girls site. I'd forgot.

I'm tattooed now too.

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theatombomb:
Nice!  Would love to see the new tattoo!
pumpkin:
haha welcome back.  Now you're part of the gang! (the gang which I'm not a part of.)   I've been really good.  And I know, the hair is so long... I'll try to hold it for a year still, and after that it's enough.  It's so much work!  How have you been?
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I've never wanted the normal life.


All I've ever wanted was to be surrounded with extraordinary people doing extraordinary things and to be one of those extraordinary people myself.

theatombomb:
Amen to that brah!
troop49:
You and me both. Hopefully you're fulfilling your desires!
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Just went to an amazing men's retreat last weekend. Got a visceral understanding of a lot of things.

Looking forward to incorporating more nonviolent communication and focusing in my life so that I can get more intensely connected to my fellow humans.

I guess I've grown a lot since I joined this site.. much less focused on 'cool.'
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pumpkin:
That's awesome. Was it a large group?
pumpkin:
I'm doing good, thanks. I really needed to go back to school. I got a healthier schedule (not waking up at 1pm), met a bunch of new people, and am quite motivated as I feel I found the field for myself. I needed that little wind of change.

How are things on your side?
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Ever since I read Maslow after several peak experiences I've had as a teen, my underlying motivation has been self-actualization for first myself and my friends & family.

My strategies for achieving that have met with varying degrees of success.

I often invoke the metaphor of dueling as a desirable mode of interaction.. not because I crave violence or victory, but because the duel forces...
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apostrophenow:
The concept of "dueling" you refer to made me recall a bit of dialog from the movie Waking Life :

" ... D.H. Lawrence had this idea of two people meeting on a road, and
instead of just passing and glancing away, they decide to accept what
he calls the confrontation between their souls. It's like freeing the
brave, reckless gods within us all."


To be honest, I wasn't familiar with that particular idea when I saw the movie back in 2001; back then my mind connected those words to something similarly expressed in the lyrics of an old Pink Floyd tune called Echoes.

You moved me to actually look up quotes from D.H. Lawrence and I found something rather intriguing :


"When I meet another man, and he is just himself - even if he is an
ignorant Mexican pitted with small-pox - then there is no question
between us of superiority or inferiority. He is a man and I am a man.
We are ourselves. There is no question between us.

But let a question arise, let there be a challenge, and then I feel he
should do reverence to the gods in me, because they are more than the
gods in him. And he should give reverence to the very me, because it
is more at one with the gods than is his very self.

If this is conceit, I am sorry. But it's the gods in me that matter.
And in other men.

As for me, I am so glad to salute the brave, reckless gods in another
man. So glad to meet a man who will abide by his very self.

Ideas! Ideals! All this paper between us. What a weariness.

If only people would meet in their very selves, without wanting to put
some idea over one another, or some ideal.

Damn all ideas and all ideals. Damn all the false stress, and the pins.

I am I. Here am I. Where are you ?

Ah, there you are! Now, damn the consequences, we have met.

That's my idea of democracy, if you can call it an idea."


I see that you are interested in Eastern philosophy and I assume that you're in line with the tenet that perhaps all souls are really ONE soul, therefore this "confrontation of souls" could be interpreted as a reflective action, though this path might lead to the realization that the knowledge of ones' soul is too heavy a responsibility to bear. Some might break under the pressure to keep ones' soul "pure".



maike:
Some news article today had an obligatory story of Justin Bieber being attacked at a club in Tononto. My first thought was 'yo LK, do it good.'
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That heady cocktail of emotion when the people who you used to date tell you how wonderful you are.
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overmeyers:
There aint much Grant Morrison writes that isnt good.
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That humbling moment when you realize that don't have the acuity to emotionally communicate with the people you really want to date.

6 months of self-improvement, here I come!ARRR!!!