It's important for you to know that I'm polyamorous. I've been happily married for over a decade and have a younger daughter that I adore. I would love to meet other poly people to be friends, lovers and adventurers together. My wife and I don't date as a couple - we have separate partners and don’t usually play together. It's important that everyone get along though, neither of us is interested in segregating our lives into separate parcels. If you'd like to know more about our style of non-monogamy, please ask.
Another important part of my life is my child. If you’re a parent, you know how much of your time this absorbs, so it would be a bonus if you have a child in elementary school or close to it. We love fun family camping and day trips to the aquarium or park together.
One of the things that I really enjoy is to pick up new skills and have new experiences. I suppose I'm a bit dilettantish, but I have found some pretty interesting life-long hobbies.
I love the outdoors and really enjoy camping and hiking. In addition to hockey, I swim/bike/run (did Ironman Canada 2011), ski, golf (on occasion) and am up for pretty much anything athletic.
I'm also really into woodworking and construction and have pretty much renovated my entire house. Last year built a huge detached garage on my property and am currently rebuilding the deck. I find it really relaxing to be working with my hands...
Music is another hobby I pursue with various degrees of vigor. Mainly I focus on guitar, but have been known to play banjo, drums, alto sax, and given enough beer I will even sing.
If you're still reading. then bravo...
I hate shaving, but I also don't like beards. It's a conundrum.
Books: sadly I don't read as much as I used to. I generally lean towards sci-fi and fantasy but get into all sorts of stuff. I finished Seveneves and The Martian recently - both were fantastic! Currently working my way through Neal Stevensons Baroque Cycle which is a bit of a tome. The unabridged version of The Stand may be my favourite book ever.
Movies: I'll watch anything. Faves include ones like Shawshank Redemption, Children of Men, Mr and Mrs Smith, Princess Bride, Memento, the original Star Wars trilogy , LOTR and geez I dunno there are so many... I have a weakness for bad 80's action flicks too - they were were so bad they were good.
TV: I really like Game of Thrones, Archer, Sense8, House of Cards, Jessica Jones. Finally watched Breaking Bad this spring/summer and was very impressed. I tend to lean more towards movies and less towards serial shows and don't watch network TV at all.
Food: Favorite? Probably Southern style barbecue. If I had to pick one dish, it would be Memphis Blues brisket. Sadly, industrial meat production has a horrible impact on the planet though and I'm trying to shift to a more vegetarian style diet.
Something to make music with. Luckily I can whistle.
Tools. If I had to pick one, it would be a hammer.
Coffee. Sad but true.
A good book.
A towel. Just because.
My latest hobby - I'm back onto guitar.
Social issues, how can we make this world a better place
Technology - I'm fascinated by where tech is going to go in the near future. Can't wait for my self-driving car.
- watching a friends band at the Commodore
- playing music really loudly at a studio
- madly trying to finish landscaping my yard before the rains set in
- viewing a movie with my kid and eating real home-made popcorn
Usually Fridays are a slower evening to wind down from the week. Saturdays are more my going-out night.