i am an unrequited astronomer, pretend patient, gentle adventurer, pedal enthusiast, recovering calligrapher, occasional thespian and unfinished poet living in portland, oregon. contacting me via email is usually a good idea.
there's a little huffiness happening on the portland freecycle list about whether or not certain "wanted" posts have dealers behind them. i say you can't police that sort of thing & that being suspicious of anyone who suddenly finds themselves awash in nostalgia over tinkertoys or whatever only serves to make everyone protective of their stuff, which is antithetical to freecycle.
the best quote from one of the other people (and not just because it mentions me, but because it's something i'm striving for): "i'll say it again: give freely, accept graciously, thank sincerely - and then, as gretchin said in a recent post, LET IT GO!" (though i didn't shout it like that, mind you.)