bicycle-riding, coffee-drinking, voracious reader of newspapers,
always have a book with me, interestingly employed, well-informed,
still a student at heart, lapsed athlete and outdoorsman, kind,
considerate, prefer pubs over clubs, love to soak in culture and
get out to performances, special affection for opera
What I’m doing with my life
I have an engaging job that keeps me occupied during the day;
outside of work I enjoy a stimulating, but not overly busy, and
somewhat ad hoc schedule of getting out to performances and
lectures and pursuing hobbies, including, recently, watercolour
painting and calligraphy.
I like to keep active, although I tend to get most of my exercise
Nevertheless I believe in the ideal of Mēns sāna in corpore sānō
(healthy mind / healthy body).
I love getting outdoors.
I love learning new things - especially if they're challenging.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
I'm definitely a book worm and love a wide variety of music...I
don't really think of art in terms of favorites lists though, so
I'll just list some things I've read or seen recently.
I try to get out to performances, especially opera and the symphony
reasonably regularly; I've also enjoyed some good ballet and
theatre this year.
I much prefer streaming radio such as CBC 3 or Radio Paradise or
Radio IO to commercial radio - I'm definitely not a top 40 fan -
I'm more into the Great American Songbook than pop, but I do like a
lot of the non-top 40 music that's out there - there are a lot of
good bands nowadays!
Thievery Corporation; Calexico
Sister Rosetta Tharpe
I'm the sort if person who has a few books on the go and is
terrified of finding themselves without something to read.
Recent movies I've seen enjoyed include: Quartet; A Late Quartet;
Jiro Dreams of Sushi; Monsieur Lazhard; Pina.
I don't watch a lot of TV, but recently I have enjoyed: Walking
Dead, Sherlock; Portlandia, Breaking Bad, Downton Abbey, Sons of
Anarchy, the Wire, Arrested Development...
The six things I could never do without
6 things to read
On a typical Friday night I am
likely grabbing a pint
Looking forward to Saturday
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I had a small but significant role to play in the JFK cover-up
You should message me if
I'm interested in meeting people who are young at heart, a bit of a
bookworm and looking to have fun learning new things, interested in
checking out performances, traveling and are equally comfortable at
the opera and a dive bar.
The age range I have identified above is fairly arbitrary btw - i
had to enter something but I'm not fixated on age.