Camper Bios - 2016


Alien aka JimJim "Alien"

 My Life: I graduated from college, spent twenty years mostly managing/upgrading computer systems.

I am an omnivore when it comes to reading. I love to find out how the world works not just computers.

Married for 32 years to Sarge and bisexual. I’m rarely on Facebook, I’m primarily on Fetlife. My name there is Alien_Jim.

I am a Humanist, not a Christian.

Working out at the gym keeps me in shape.

I love unstructured travel. I've traveled over the US, Canada and Mexico and spent a year in Australia, Indonesia and Europe with many excellent adventures.

The director of a motorcycle club I belonged to gave me the nickname “Alien”.

Where do you call home?
Originally from Milwaukee, WI but I have lived in Cheyenne, WY, Seattle, WA, Melbourne, AU and now
Phoenix, AZ.

Been to Burning Man before? When?
2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2013, 2014, 2015 all at PolyParadise.

When, where and why did you decide on attending:
I had wanted to go for several years. Then, I met someone on a Grand Canyon rafting trip in 2007 who had gone. I couldn't get time off in 2007, I made it in 2008.

Why Burning Man?
I'm always looking for something new to re-energize me.

Why do you keep going back?
It's the people, the diversity, the experience and living outside my box.

My favorite quote:
"It's not safe out here -- it's wondrous, with treasures to satiate desires both subtle and gross, but it's not for the timid." -- Q