Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
These self-summaries are kinda difficult to do aren't they? I mean
if you've lived 50 or so years, there is so much that has
happened... and if you are like me there are things you would
rather forget and have forgotten - so where do you start?
I guess I start by saying that I recently finished a masters degree
in community development. Returning to school was something I
always wanted to do. So I decided to carve out some time in my life
to do it. I really enjoyed having the space to ponder the
theoretical notions that underlie many of the assumptions I held
about how we live together in cities. I was especially curious to
understand how power creates and maintains power. I was always a
bit of a researcher at heart.
Before going back to school, I worked for 2 decades as an
independent filmmaker and and I also freelanced as a
I am someone who tries to see the glass as half full, though that
is not always easy.
I am left of center politically
I am liberal minded
I am open minded
I like to try new things
I'm a pretty good listener, I hear both what is said and what is
I'm pretty intuitive and perceptive
I enjoy keeping fit with long walks and a fairly regular yoga
I am well coordinated, I can swim (was a lifeguard as a teenager),
I used to be runner, I cycle, I can ski (downhill, X-country,
water), I can hit and catch a ball...
I am pretty happy living simply - a vacation here, a little
traveling there, volunteering... laughing...
I love the visual arts, books, music, dance, and movies, of course.
I also like smart/good TV shows. Netflix has been a great way to
get to know so many of them.
Et je parle français, C'est ma langue maternelle. J'ai grandi au
I will welcome your children, and your dogs or cats, even though I
As you probably guessed by now, living a purposeful life is
important to me and I want to play an active role in making things
I'd like to share my life with someone who is left of centre
politically, like me, someone to share thoughts and laughs - some
who likes eating well, having a few drinks while cooking for/with
friend- especially someone who also shares my understanding that
everything and everyone is connected.
I like the sound of waves... and long walks in the wind, or the
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
Just got a new degree, started a new job... perfect time to add to
that new life with you...
I'm also looking forward to get back into making short experimental
films, something I did before returning to school.
I also belong to a couple of groups working for social
Is that important to you?
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Seeing the big picture...
The first things people usually notice about me
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
I've been told that people notice my laugh. It's pretty
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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I try to read Canadian authors as much as I can.
I am fond of Indian food, a taste I developed when I spent a month
in India 3 years ago.
I like jazz, acid jazz, lounge music, I also like complex rock
tunes... Don't know how else to describe it.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
I really like a good night's sleep and waking up refreshed a ready
for the day
I like good wine/scotch/tequila
I need time by myself - to dream, work things through, experiment,
or just veg out
I love having music in the bg when I work.
I cannot live without laughter
I love ideas, playing with ideas...
Did I mention yoga?
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
What I can do to make my little part of the world a better place.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
puttering around with a glass of wine with music playing in the BG
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
If a good tune is playing, I will spontaneously dance in my living
You should message me if
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if you are open-minded and energetic
if you love to laugh
if you like to share ideas about political issues
if you can talk about your emotions in a constructive way
if you have both feet on the ground but are also able to dream and
if you are a gentle soul
if you are confident in your knowledge of self
if you have come through pain and can now laugh and appreciate the
ironies that life presents to us
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