I'm an artist, writer, journalist, philosopher, innovator,
tinkerer, researcher, wild plant enthusiast, website designer and
videographer/editor. Traveler, anarchist, activist,
anti-civilizationist. I dont often label myself, but if you search
here by keyword...
I don't like to be a slave to industrial civilization and work to
pay rent. Fuck all that. There's a revolution going on and I don't
have time to waste. None of us do.
My claim to fame so far was creating a small business that uses
bicycles to pick up people's food scraps and take them to backyard
composters. It's a pretty successful business now, but I gave it
away to a friend after the first year because he was way better at
I once ran for Mayor of Langford, BC, but have little interest in
electoral politics. Actually, I have great interest, but am jaded
and cynical and wish to see the entire system dismantled.
What I’m doing with my life
Dismantling systems of oppression. Building structures of
resilience. Main focus right now is resistance to industrial
logging and the carbon corridor projects (pipelines, tarsands, LNG,
Fracking, etc). Hopelessly broke and unemployed because such
pursuits pay not, but having healthy ecosystems and respecting
indigenous sovereignty is a much bigger reward. (Though I have a
small web design/hosting business I am trying to get off the
ground. SO I actually spend a lot of time on the computer making
websites, learning about html, css, php, etc, messing around with
images, etc. I am learning to accept digital arts as being as valid
as any other. Somewhat less sustainable and tainted by whatever
nastiness goes into the technology, but still an art...)
I’m really good at
Writing, strategizing, bullshitting, identifying wild plants and
their uses, making biodiesel processors and converting diesel
engines to run on straight vegetable oil. Computer stuff. Editing
video. Creating nifty projects. Cooking.
The first things people usually notice about me
Geez, I haven't a clue.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books: My Year of Meats and All Over Creation by Ruth Ozeki. Deep
Green Resistance by Kieth, McBay and Jensen. Earth's Blanket by
Nancy J. Turner. And the greatest book ever published is Wild
Plants of the Pacific Northwest, by Jim Pojar, Andy McKinnon, et
The six things I could never do without
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Resistance to colonialism, capitalism, heteropatriarchy, ecocide,
misogyny, and the various other forms of oppression and destruction
that characterize modern industrial society.
How I'm going to get food, or money to buy food.
What I should write about.
The next big project I can pull off.
And ok, I'll be honest, I think about
On a typical Friday night I am
Reading, writing, watching a movie, interneting, having dinner with
friends, attending some kind of cultural event if I'm in the city.
There is no 'typical' with me.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
Have struggled with depression and anxiety for a long time, but
manage to not let on most of the time...
You should message me if
you're thinking, hmm, should I message him? even if you're not the
kind of person to send that first message...especially then...