I work hard at what I do, but between jobs, I have been able to enjoy time away – often touring with my bike and tent for long periods of time. The first time I did this, I thought I’d contemplate the meaning of life and possibly discover a great truth as I cycled from one destination to another - but I must confess my mind was only occupied with the sights around me and where I was to have my next meal and rest!
I’ve been told that I have a sense of occasion. I like to acknowledge events, though small, and celebrate with friends often.
listening to people
that I don't own a comb.
that I am charismatic.
that I am comical.
I have a caustic wit.
Tangoes and Waltzes, music of the Balkans and Middle East.
Buffy Ste Marie, The Wainwright siblings, Jane Siberry
Brigitte Fontaine, Les Rita Mitsouko, Mendelssohn, Daniel Lavoie
Oscar Peterson, Glenn Gould, Keith Jarrett, Schubert, Kurt Weill, Claude Dubois, Diane Dufresne, The Pixies, When Saints Go Machine, The Knife, Betty Carter, Marianne Faithful
Alice Munro, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Leonard Cohen, Guy Vanderhaeghe,
Auntie Mame with Rosalind Russell, Gypsy, Cabaret, Women on the verge of a nervous breakdown, Todd Solondz and John Waters' films . . . . though they are sometimes tough to recommend,
full hearty meals
my mother's recipe for späztle and lentils
pretzels from Lange's bakery in Winnipeg
-water in 3 of its forms - in bathtubs, in pools, and sparkling in a glass
-my loyal bike
-a break now and then
-my liver, my spine, my pride (thanks to Nina Simone for filling the blank)
I spend too much time thinking about practical things.