DynamicHalfDuo
34 Toronto, Canada
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My self-summary
I'm a feisty, friendly fellow and as energetic as it gets. I like life to be action-packed and I take the necessary steps to ensure that mine is. I enjoy politics, raving, economics, music, philosophy, science, reading, taekwondo, and most of all, people.

Say hi! I enjoy conversation. Just please don't be upset if my response takes a while. I'm not a regular.

*NOTE* My lifestyle is hard to match. I'm very passionate about what I do, and I don't like to take time away from it. So I'm more interested in a work partner than a date, and/or in casual and fun friendships. If you want to change the world together and are willing to work hard to do it, then you've come to the right place.

Of interest to some - I am both divorced and asexual. Which isn't the same as lacking in intimacy (far from it), but I don't typically enjoy or pursue actual sex.
What I’m doing with my life
I'm in a fairly transitional phase at the moment. My wild party days as a touring rave DJ are behind me and I'm embracing my more mature passions with the same fire and energy I once brought to the stage.

I work primarily as a writer, but I engage in every aspect of communications for clients across Canada and the US. I am very fortunate to have been able to pursue a path in life that leaves me with a great deal of freedom, and my work is different every day, which keeps me interested.

Besides my paid work, I lend my expertise to advocacy for causes I am passionate about. This includes a role with both the Federal and Provincial NDP - I sit on the executive committee of our riding association as well as contributing to the campaigns we conduct. I am also the head of the communications team for the Basic Income Canada Network, a national organization advocating for a guaranteed minimum income for all Canadians. I volunteer for a variety of other causes as well.

I aim for joy, peace, and compassion, not necessarily in that order.

I regularly write about politics, economics, and my general thoughts on life at tim-ellis.com
I’m really good at
Adaptation. A life spent out of place has taught me to feel right at home quickly. I'm comfortable in just about any situation.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books - "Dragons of Eden" by Carl Sagan, "Night's Dawn" trilogy by Peter F. Hamilton, "The Stuff of Thought" by Stephen Pinker, anything by Isaac Asimov, anything about economics, history, and politics.

Shows - "Party Down" and "Community." "Gurren Lagann" and "Avatar: Last Airbender" were amazing, for you anime folks. I haven't watched too much TV in general, but those shows I completed.

Movies - In A World...,The Princess Pride, Super Troopers, The Matrix, Boondock Saints, Memento, probably several others that I can't recall.

Music - Happy Hardcore, of course, and electro, and trance, and some DnB, and hardcore breaks, and breakbeat hardcore... if it's something you'd hear at a rave, I'm likely down for it. I also enjoy listening to the really smart politically motivated hip-hop that doesn't seem to be as common as it used to be, and anything with lots of joy and energy (ska, Irish festival music, well done punk, and so on).

Games - Kingsburg, Settlers of Catan, Dominion, Agricola, Ra

Food - I don't eat animals but don't mind if other people do, although I will admit it grosses me out a bit. My diet has slowly evolved into a decently constructed set of healthy options and primarily revolves around pasta, fruits, bread, and eggs.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
The people around me. Politics and social justice. Economics. Business. Music. Art. Where the hell I put (whatever it is I need right now). My friends and family. Public transit. Tickling. My to-do list. Plans and how to achieve them. Peace.
On a typical Friday night I am
Working, travelling to a conference or event, or going out to a rave or friend's house.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
Privacy is dead. I don't hide a thing, and I strive to create a world where you don't have to either.
You should message me if
You should message me if you want to talk with me or have a question (or answer) for me about anything. I love to chat.

You should also message me if you want to get to know me better. I like people who take the initiative. So go for it. I will always respond politely (eventually - I'm not on here often).
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