Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
Here are seven reasons we might have fun
1) Talking I'm an open and honest communicator. I
like to talk and listen. I engage heart and brain. Hopefully yours
2) Fun I like to laugh and look for the humour in
most things...including myself.
3) Moving I'm active and fit. While I'm no
six-pack-ab-kinda guy, I like being outside hiking.I'm a bit of a
Kits Community Centre gym rat in the winter, and ride my bike
regularly along Jericho Beach, False Creek and Stanley Park in good
weather. Do some kind of exercise each day.
4) Thinking I care about the world around us and
the struggles of our everyday lives. You'll find me centre left of
middle. Compromise is disappointing but, perhaps better than the
5) Sexy I'm passionate, gentle, and
6) Music I love listening to a wide range of music
and going to the Commodore. I'm a regular at the Vancouver Folk
Music Festival and was a board member for almost four years.
7) Reading Words, words, words. Love 'em. Most of
them in newspapers (Globe and Mail, the tyee online f.ex), radio
(CBC Radio 1 and 2 and more) and magazines. I'm interested in
social, cultural, political, tech, and music stories. I read poetry
almost each week.
I'm a man of many parts... a communications designer working in web
and print, a father, physically active.
I'm also someone with a lot of heart and a constantly curious mind.
I'm an extroverted introvert. I commune with the parade of
characters at the checkout line and at the party. I also enjoy my
My kind of woman is active, opinionated, emotional, an open
communicator, health conscious, capable, funny, caring. Similar
qualities to mine and what I aspire to.
If any of this resonates, I'd love to hear from you.
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
I'm engaged in a personal and spiritual journey. I'm working hard
to be the best father I can be to a wonderful 22 year-old daughter.
I run a small business in challenging times.
Here's my "professional" profile on LinkedIn. I work in social
media and I like networking and working with interesting, committed
"A seasoned communications designer working in web and
print with a background in newspaper, TV and radio
I changed careers late in my 20s to focus on graphic design and
communication for mission-driven, issue-based organizations.
The ever changing communications environment has seen me shift from
paste-up to desktop and from print to web to continue advancing
agendas for our eclectic array of engaging clients. They include
social policy and research organizations, unions, not-for-profits
I'm an enthusiastic and comfortable networker. Endlessly curious
about people, your work, your goals and how we can help.
- distilling your message to meet your audiences
- building great websites
- developing effective visual identities
- sharing and promoting your progressive values
- helping you meet your goals "
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
getting to the point, asking questions, looking people in the eyes,
listening closely, thinking out loud, making mistakes, compassion,
goofin' around, keeping time, insight. and a hundred more
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Help your potential matches find common interests.
That's a lot of questions. And the answers shift constantly.
this month's book: Hardwiring Happiness..
this month's film: way behind on films. Birdman.
this week's music : two cds by Beck. I'm loading a bunch of stuff
onto my iPhone so am browsing through the collection: Hissing of
Summer Lawns by Joni Mitchell, The Church with One Bell by John
Martyn, Let ti Die and Metals by Feist, Duchess of Coolsville by
Rickie Lee Jones, OK by Talvin Singh, Healing Series by Vancouver
Chamber Choir, Greatest Hits by Dionne Warwick. Adele. And so
this week's food : lamb roast, Naam dinner of enchiladas and mounds
of salad, sandwiches at the Harvest Deli on Broadway, those
breakfast wraps at Whole Foods.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
My amazing 22-year old daughter.
The family and community of people I am connected with from my
Vancouver friends over the last 30 years, my Ottawa gang for those
ten important years in my 20s, my Calgary kin from elementary, high
school and college. My Belgian family.
Sky and water.
Riding around on my bicycle and moving pretty much every day.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
Creativity in life and work. The challenge of being a parent.This
new era of communications. Wondering if I'm just rationalizing that
things are going to be ok in the western world...
I have also endured tragedy over the years. Grief adds a dimension
to life I had never expected. It is painfully enriching and
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Never doing the same thing.
You should message me if
Offer a few tips to help matches win you over.
You're smart and cool. Emotional and honest.
We could go to the Commodore for almost anything.
You like a guy who thinks out loud and wonders about a lot of
things from the shape of our day to WTF is going on with the
You enjoy a good political discussion.
We thrive on candid, honest conversation.
You like to keep moving as in being physical and active.
You're looking for a solid, emotional and curious guy who is always
trying to evolve.
Who are you looking for?
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