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My self-summary
(please note: I almost never reply to anyone on this thing. If I think there might be a fit, I will. If not I won't. That's just how it is).

After years of casual dating, I find myself solidly in the time of being ready to settle down into something inspiring.

If you and I are a fit...

You'd likely be as comfortable in some indigenously woven shawl as the latest fashions, have had past love affairs with poets like Rilke, Mary Oliver or Bukowsky and find yourself drawn to stillness more and more. You don't drink a lot but let loose once in a while.

You know that what people need is empathy more than education and so you find yourself unlikely to give advice to people because you've gone through your share of suffering.

You're a balance of badass and charming. Whiskey & yoga.

You are also surrounded by the most incredible women who encourage you to love and take care of yourself. You are reminded by them often how intuitive, nurturing and loving you are.

Things about me . . .

Anyone who can introduce me to my new favourite band is my new favourite person. Here are some mixes I've made. If you don't like this music we should probably just divorce now. http://8tracks.com/tadlington/

art makes life worth living. life is both too short and too long to spend time with people we don't really, really love. I believe in doing what makes the best memories. I've performed improv comedy semi professionally rather a lot since I was in high school.

I'm a big fan of the taste of a hot cup of strong peppermint tea with honey and the smell of beeswax candles (it reminds me of the hippy Waldorf elementary school i went to).

I love hosting potlucks, bonfires and picnics for my favourite people (and seeing them meet each other for the first time). Amazing people + amazing people = shitstorm of awesome.

I love nestling in by the window of my favourite cafe while I work on my macbook and people-watch. i can do this all. day. long.

I am amazed with how quickly a new city can charm me. how there are parts of the world that - inexplicably - call to me. right now Italy is calling me. And I have no idea why.

I love how poetry can say so much with so few words.

I love natural and handmade things. old wooden things. vintage anything. anything with a story. old fashioned suitcases. the smell of old books. old wicker picnic baskets. hand written letters. with echoes of other times. everything has a story. I'd rather fix something that buy something new.

I value honesty, empathy and people who don't take themselves too seriously - people with a magical sparkle in their eye who make everyone around them feel special and uplifted because they are so curious about them. I like people who wear bow ties and play the banjo. I'm also a big fan of people with hustle who can keep their promises and make things happen.

I have a nerdy love of Doctor Who - the world's longest running sci-fi show. i started watching it as a child and just. can't. stop.

I've had a lifelong fascination with Celtic history and culture and I speak Scottish Gaelic.

The past two years have also found me deep into the Orphan Wisdom School and the work of Stephen Jenkinson.
What I’m doing with my life
I run a business called 'Marketing for Hippies'. I work with green, local, holistic and indie business types and help them figure out ways to get more of the kinds of clients they're looking for (without selling their soul). I do some of that over the internet and phone but also travel all over Canada (and some parts of Europe) leading workshops. I've been at it for about ten years because I love being self employed and I think our world needs more of those kinds of businesses to succeed. And because, every day, i meet some new inspiring person, somewhere in the world, who is doing another incredible project. It's the kind of job where I never stop learning and it never stops challenging me.

It's a good job because I'm drawn to bohemian, off-beat, eclectic, creative types. artists, writers, poets, dancers, hair-stylists, models, crafters, photographers, musicians and actors. people with their own sense of style. and i meet a lot of them which keeps things interesting.
I’m really good at
close up magic with cards
The first things people usually notice about me
My height. I'm like 6'4". I fit in none of the seats.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Current favourites include: elliott smith, ani difranco, the national, the shins, bon iver, sun kil moon, the books, jose gonzales, amiina, james blake, wilco, amelia curran, andrew bird, the arcade fire, dark dark dark, edward sharpe, great lake swimmers, laura marling, mumford and sons, ola podrida, the shins, zero 7, first aid kit, the weepies, patrick watson, chad van gaalen, fish & bird, andy shauf, the tequila mockingbird orchestra, avett brothers, OQO.

Favourite TV Shows:
Doctor Who, Archer, Sherlock

The Intouchables
Jesus de Montreal

Favourite Books:
Derrick Jensen, Non Violent Communication - Marshall Rosenberg, Tigana - Guy Gavriel Kay, Wasase - Taiaiake Alfred

Favourite Poets:
ee cummings, hafiz, pablo neruda, rumi, bukowski, mary oliver, hafiz
The six things I could never do without
new music
good friends
a deck of cards
excellent conversation
the cups of chai
I spend a lot of time thinking about
what this world is asking of me.
On a typical Friday night I am
performing in an improv comedy show
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I fell out of a second story window when I was four. True story.
I get cold sores from time to time.
You should message me if
If you have an almost frightening love of music, the perfect cup of chai and long walks in the valley (and climbing trees) perhaps we should hang out.