Travis981
35 Peterborough, Canada
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My self-summary
***If you "Like" my profile I won't know it's you, because I don't pay for the site. I mention it because it's been a barrier to meeting someone in the past and I found out the hard way.

Ah, aren't these things like looking at the night sky through a pinhole...

Some words to describe me would be: Open, laid back, accepting, kind and compassionate, dedicated, confident in some ways and neurotic in others, good sense of humour, intelligent, not easily embarrassed.

Travelling is something I do whenever I can. I've rode freight trains, and hitch hiked across much of Canada, Jamaica, Mexico, a bunch of the US, and this summer I went to Spain. My goal is to take at least one out of province trip every year.

I went to college for two diploma programs: ecosystems management and environmental technician, and now I harvest and grow food for a living. The deep understanding of the natural world that I gained at college has caused me to grow in a way that is patterned after nature as much as possible, rather than the traditional agricultural way.

I'm into yoga, and am contemplating taking a teacher training course to eventually run classes at my farm. I owe a lot to yoga and I am not joking when I say that it saved my life. I have recently begun practicing still meditation. If I had to pick a title to sum up my spiritual beliefs, it'd be Taoist but it still doesn't really hit the mark. I think that physical reality may be some kind of dream, trance, or illusion and that we're really all part of one organism. I realize that I am likely wrong but it's what my gut tells me. No I am not on mushrooms right now...

I like the idea of anarchy but feel that humans are generally too flawed and easily corrupted for it to work, which is not to say that I think anything currently in place is working all that great either.

Here's a link to a youtube video of me playing music at an open mic https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vXGcqCiHE8M
What I’m doing with my life
I'm a gardener, farmer, art class model, and semi-professional musician. I work at a nearby University managing their gardens. The food goes to a non profit cafe and food bank so I feel very honoured to be doing this. I make part of my living selling sprouts and food from the wild. I'm in the midst of writing a book about my hitchhiking and train hopping experiences.
I’m really good at
Not knowing what to write in this box
The first things people usually notice about me
I surprisingly get a fair number of compliments on my beard, and odd clothes. A much greater number of scowls and scoffs get thrown my way though. Lots of people like to give me haircut advice but it's usually yelled out of passing cars in a tone that suggests they aren't trying to be helpful and neighbourly...
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Mainly my reading time is taken up by gardening/farming literature but other than that my favourite authors are: Hunter S. Thompson, Rachel Carson, George Orwell, Irvine Welsh, Edgar Rice Burroughs, Jack Kerouac, Kurt Vonnegut.

I like most types of music and like to go to shows as much as possible. Mainly I'm into punk, folk, reggae, and a bit of metal. Some musicians I like: Operation Ivy, Tool, Radiohead, MGMT, Nine Inch Nails, The Smiths, Bring me the Horizon, Ray Lamontagne, Wooden Sky, Strumbellas, Joel Plaskett, Ledbelly, Woodie Guthrie, Portishead, Fleet Foxes, Metric, Arcade Fire, The Doors, Father John Misty, Gwar, Slayer, Bjork, Joni Mitchell, Skinny Puppy, Bahamas, New Pornographers, Bob Dylan, Modest Mouse, Portishead, Gwar, Janis Joplin, Black Flag, Black Sabbath, Slayer, Bob Marley, Johnny Cash, Ministry, Willy Nelson, Grateful Dead, Black Flag, At the Drive In, Sparta, Neil Young, Dead Kennedy's, Aphex Twin, Jefferson Airplane, The Cure and on and on..

I like most types of movies... Off the top of my head, my favourites are:

Amelie, Adaptation, Donny Darko Grand Budapest Hotel, Cube, a select few zombie and horror, Star Wars, Fear and Loathing is Las Vegas, Lost in Translation, Omen, Big Lebowski, Her, the Shining, Dr. Strangelove, Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy, Life Aquatic, Taxi Driver, The Road, Eternal Sunshine of a Spotless Mind, Heathers, Enlightenment Guaranteed, Various comic book movies) Anything by Tarantino

Some TV shows I like are...
Orange is the New Black, The 100, Broad City, Futurama, Parks and Rec, Freaks and Geeks, Supernatural, The Young Ones, Arrested Development, Red Dwarf, Dr. Who, Sons of Anarchy, Mad Men, The Walking Dead, Vikings, 30 Rock, The Nature of Things with David Suzuki, Game of Thrones, Most anything to do with history

I'm vegan for both health and ethical reasons except that I eat honey (Though I eat local honey because I figure it's better for the earth as a whole than buying sugar cane from thousands of miles away)

Eventually I want to get to a point where my diet doesn't directly require the death of plants or animals, where I'm only eating fruit, nuts, seeds, and plant parts that can be harvested without killing the whole plant. I feel that it's not necessary to kill in order to sustain oneself and that even if ethics didn't factor in, it's healthier to eat that way. I fully realize that mine is just an opinion and could be completely wrong. I respect other views on the matter but it's the way that feels right to me.
The six things I could never do without
I really don't have that much attachment to things aside from air, food, shelter and water but to play along...

a garden
my cat
my voice
a guitar
a zombie apocalypse kit
sushi
I spend a lot of time thinking about
What's next to do on the farm
On a typical Friday night I am
Mostly getting ready for the farmers market the next day but if there's a good show or party going on I'll burn the candle at both ends and go out
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I still have my original copy of the Vanilla Ice masterpiece
You should message me if
You don't mind beardo's
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