Call Bradley Manning a whistleblower, a federal leak, or a traitor depending on your political stripes. We can all disagree about what we think he is, especially since he has not been tried. What no true American can disagree about is that Bradley Manning is being held in conditions that are not acceptable for any US citizen under any circumstances. People in the US who support government-sponsored torture are not real Americans. They may live here, but they hate what their country stands for. The Constitution guarantees every US citizen freedom from torture (check out that Eighth Amendment). It doesn't matter what the guy's done or how many people he's put in danger or how mad you are about it. It's wrong. Period. The end.
I'm into lifting weights, running, and biking. In general, I'm a hit-and-run athlete. I've done hapkido, snorkling, deep sea fishing, karate, rockwall climbing, horseback riding, parasailing, hiking, etc. I will try anything active!
I'm also a migrant creative and have expressed myself through painting (done shows and sold stuff!), drawing, novel writing, poetry (published!), songwriting, playing piano, and guitar.
And, yes, I am a Zen Buddhist.