stripedfox
48 Vancouver, British Columbia, CA
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My self-summary
I see life as a quest for knowledge and wisdom... to discover and explore my passions and talents and share them with others... to learn about myself and connect with kindred spirits through creative expression and spiritual practices. The beauty around me moves and inspires me, and I aspire to contribute to it.

I can be shy at first, but I open up with the right person. I tend to daydream and imagine how the world could be different.

I have an affinity for old houses, antique trunks and vintage music, like Edith Piaf and Marlene Dietrich... they transport me to a simpler era.

I seek novelty, and live by the words "variety is the spice of life" (studies have shown this cliche to be quite true), regarding study, work, travel, and other activities... I'll try anything once (within reason).

In relationships, I am loyal to my few deep friendships, which are very special to me, and I have treasured the women in my life.
What I’m doing with my life
I'm a perennial student... I'm currently taking Art courses at Emily Carr, and I've had a number of exhibitions.

I spent a year in Germany on exchange... when I arrived the Berlin wall was intact, but when I left, it was in ruins... so I lost my deposit.

I do web consulting, making websites user-friendly (so people will stop swearing at their computers... poor computers).

I've also been developing a hilarious board game, to stretch my left and right brains... I've had to develop a variety of analytical and creative skills, which has been a lot of fun (but it's amazingly hard to get everything right!)
I’m really good at
... learning new things, solving problems and analyzing how things work, and identifying relationships and synergies among disparate disciplines and ideas... especially related to psychology and design.

I've studied both Japanese martial arts and Chinese medicine, so if I have to beat up attackers, I can nurse them back to health.

I like to use my imagination, and explore possibilities... I paint and do other creative things, like writing song parodies... I like to sing when the occasion arises. Architecture is my oldest passion, and I dream of some day designing beautiful Zen houses in tranquil settings.
The first things people usually notice about me
Deep-set brown eyes.
"Harrison Ford" smile.
Quiet gentleness.
My Fedora
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
BOOKS

A Pattern Language.
Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy.
The Way of the Superior Man.

MOVIES

Back to the Future.
Edward Scissorhands.
Pleasantville.
Moulin Rouge.
The Royal Tannenbaums.
Spiderman.
The Cook, the Thief, His Wife and Her Lover.
Orlando.
Delicatessen.
Memento.
The Matrix.
Being John Malkovich.
Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog.
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind.

TV

Pushing Daisies.
Arrested Development.
Big Bang Theory.
How I Met Your Mother.
Murdoch Mysteries.
Farscape.
Better Off Ted.

MUSIC

Maria Callas.
Loreena McKennit.
Gregorian Chants.
Beethoven.
Tori Amos.
Kate Bush.

FOOD

Strawberries.
Pumpkin Pie.
Dark Chocolate Almond Bark.
Sushi.
The six things I could never do without
Learning.
Hugs.
Laughter.
Good food.
Creative expression.
Travel.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
I've always wondered what the future holds... how technology and society will evolve. I love fantasy and science fiction because they show creativity, and give answers to "What if?" questions.

Sci-fi is really about the sociological impact of future technology, and how we might use and abuse it. We have so much potential for an amazing future on this planet, if we make the right choices.
On a typical Friday night I am
Watching a movie at the Norm Theatre, or on Netflix.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I'm so flexible that my Aiki Ju-jutsu Sensei used to call me "Rubber Man".
You should message me if
... you would enjoy an afternoon picnic on the moon (weather permitting).
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