Member since March 11, 2008


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  • Posts: 2,352
  • Location: Reno
  • Occupation: Linguist
Hey Howdy,
I'm Russ. Glad to meet you all.
Occupation: Linguist specializing in endangered languages. When that's not paying, various dead end jobs.
Interests: Books, Writing, Research, Anthropology, Archaeology, Linguistics, Sociology, Philosophy, Judo, Gardening, Meditation, Art
Learning to: Paint, Sculpt, Play Guitar, Edit, and Parent
Pets: Oh'no (Golden Retriever/Husky) Shadow (German Shepherd/Husky) Tater (German Shepherd/Pyranees) Alger Hiss (Mexican Black Kingsnake)
Music: Rusted Root, Mississippi John Hurt, Otmar Leibert, Cesaria Evora, John Lee Hooker, Arvo Part, Carl Orff
Authors: Orson Scott Card, Erving Goffman, George Lakoff, Albert Camus, Christopher Moore, Henri Bergman, Keith Basso, Jim Butcher
Political: Libertarian-ish
Humor: Sarcastic and dry with scattered puns

My Recent Posts

Mon 28 Jun, 2010 04:53 pm - But doesn't belief in the metaphysical make us naive, delusional, and stupid? (view)
Tue 22 Jun, 2010 11:27 pm - The problem with understanding the general concept of infinity in relation to a God is transferring the simplified rule for making infinity onto a being. A simplified rule for infinity would be +1.... (view)
Thu 17 Jun, 2010 10:25 am - I was using the word hater in its slang context which doesn't mean that a hater actually hates something only that they trash talk against something. (view)
Mon 14 Jun, 2010 11:31 am - Well dang it all (view)
Mon 14 Jun, 2010 11:09 am - Recon: Good to see you made the transition, my time will now be better spent. My comment is on the sociocultural adoption of the digital and mechanical in general. To create a perfected... (view)
Sat 12 Jun, 2010 12:40 am - [quote="salima"] i sometimes think that there is a despair seems to me that some of us are destined not to be happy, even if we are logically aware that there is no reason for... (view)
Thu 10 Jun, 2010 03:32 pm - [quote="chai2"] [quote="GoshisDead"] I have found the only way for me to do morning meditation is to, go to the gym get a vigorous workout and then meditate. Luckily my gym... (view)
Thu 10 Jun, 2010 10:03 am - Amen to that Krump! The key is awareness. You cannot bully your mind into it. You must let go to progress. (view)
Wed 9 Jun, 2010 12:17 pm - Likely not unless some cataclysmic natural disaster forces it. Gene flow is too steady. (view)
Wed 9 Jun, 2010 12:12 pm - They might not need to be on such a large site, set them loose with a wide open space to trawl, they might be happy in the wild. (view)
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