I'm passionate about culture: film, music, food, design and travel. My last big trip was a road trip around Cuba, and before that a couple of great weeks in Western France and Basque Spain.
I'm very interested in civic engagement and social justice, trying to stay informed on as many issues as possible.
I love to cook and host parties and guests.
Some favourites from the past year: '71, Two Days One Night, Nightcrawler, Boyhood, Charlie's Country, Mommy, Force Majeure, The Duke of Burgundy, CitizenFour, Anomalisa
TV favourites include True Detective, House of Cards, Mad Men, Breaking Bad, Boardwalk Empire, and The Wire. I'll always have a special place for The Wonder Years.
I've been on a Cormac McCarthy kick lately but I've also been dipping into Canadian short stories and developing a love for Alice Munro.
Arcade Fire, Andrew Bird, Bahamas, Bob Dylan, Bon Iver, Broken Social Scene, Bruce Springsteen, Calexico, Diamond Rings, DeVotchKa, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, Feist, Fleet Foxes, LCD Soundsystem, The National, New Pornographers, Nina Simone, Rufus Wainwright, Wilco
Mmm, my list of favourites is endless, but I'm also open to anything new.
Good coffee, craft beer, chocolate, hand-made pasta, shellfish, duck, cheese, pears, port, ginger, bourbon, Southern fried food
-Good coffee and chocolate (counting as 1).
-A good night's sleep and sleeping in.
-Great conversation and relationships, including those with my family.
-Cuddling/wrestling with my adorable kitten, Wilco.
-Sunshine and hot days/evenings.