I'm not sure I can claim much success on the first count, but it's not for lack of trying. Amongst other endeavours I took part in the Battle of Seattle and acted as a human rights monitor in Esgenoopetitj when its aboriginal inhabitants came under attack by vigilantes and the state. I have been a delegate to the governing body of the Green Party of Canada and served as president of my Local Union. Over a decade ago I participated in the formation of the Nova Scotia branch of the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives and within the past year helped create an anarcho-communist organization in Halifax called Stand.
As for relationships -- well, I have some excellent friends, but I would very much like to have the special connection of romance as well. I long for a companera who shares my ideals and who looks at the world in a similar way: a pessimist of the intellect but an optimist of the will.
Politics writ large is of vital importance to me. Questions of social justice and environmental sustainability are my constant preoccupation and inform my thinking on all subjects from the study of science to my appreciation of art, and from grand policy to how people should treat one another in their quotidian relations.
While my convictions are central to the way I live my life I'm flexible about them -- within limits. For instance, I'm an atheist, but if you're a spiritual or religious person we could still get along perfectly well. On the other hand, if you disapprove of feminism, or think capitalism is just dandy, then we almost certainly won't.