Get to Know Me Better

I prefer to let my work and life speak for itself. However, here are some fun and pertinent facts you may find interesting.

Hobbies/Interests: Music from different cultures and languages; social justice; playing guitar, mandolin, and flute; digital and standard photography; writing songs; exploring issues of religion; conversations in coffee and tea houses; creative writing; reading (Canadian fiction, poetry, women’s literature, and religion); art house, Canadian, and foreign films.

Physical Activities: Stick juggling; cycling; walking; basketball

Collections: Stamps, postcards, CDs, books

Favourite Authors: Norman Finkelstein, Naomi Klein, Maya Angelou, David Gilmour, Emily Dickinson, Leonard Cohen, Charles Bukowski

Favourite Actors: Colin Firth, Stellan Skarsgard, Sam Waterston, Ralph Fiennes, Liam Neeson

Favourite Movies: Mamma MiaBridget Jones’s DiaryLove ActuallyHotel RwandaFahrenheit 9-11The CorporationDriving Miss DaisyThe Last WaltzMr. Holland’s OpusMambo Italiano

Favourite Music: Jethro Tull; Fleetwood Mac; Lindsey Buckingham; The Moody Blues; Foreigner; The Beatles; Led Zeppelin; Joan Baez; Bob Dylan; Johnny Cash; Richard Shindell; Gabriel Yacoub (France); Paul Piché (Quebec); Jeszcze Raz (Quebec); Maxime Le Forestier (France); Francis Cabrel (France); John Denver; R.E.M.; Richard Séguin (Quebec); Renaud (France); Mercedes Sosa (Argentina); Konstantin Wecker (Germany); León Gieco (Argentina), Oysterband (U.K.). If you are really curious, you can see what I am listening to right now, at Last.fm.

Politics: To the left.

Social Concerns: Peace, racism, anti-Semitism, homophobia, and poverty.

Foods: Vegan/Vegetarian, Asian, Middle Eastern, East Indian, Pasta, Chocolate

Drinks: Coffees and teas of all kinds; microbrewed beers

Pet Peeves: Being late, dishonesty, shallowness, hatred

If I Could Change One Thing About Myself . . . : I would try to worry less.

Thing About Me That Most Annoys My Friends: My constant worrying. See above.

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