Spent 9 months in Europe in 2010 where I wwoofed on 12 different farms throughout Greece, Italy, England, Scotland, and France, then 9 months in Hawai'i and New Zealand in 2012. Can't wait to get back to visit some dear and very missed friends.
As for me, I'm a guy who loves nature and the outdoors, the beautifully inspiring sun, literature, cottages, cribbage, backpacking, organic farming, film (with a penchant for the indies/foreign/classics), CBC Radio (the Canadian equivalent of BBC), antiques, thunderstorms, and cliff jumping, just to name a few. I'm very outgoing and active, yet love my time to sit, laugh and relax with great friends and great food and drink. I thrive off the good energy of other people. I can always be found with a good book in hand, a creative mind, and a sense of adventure about me. I love to utilize my body to its fullest potential and love getting my hands dirty and am happiest when I am digging in the earth. The dream, the big dream, once I'm ready to settle back in Canada, is to open my own organic farm near Toronto with a focus on affordable organic produce, and ideally include an arts retreat, eco-village, and safe environment for queer youth to learn about agriculture.
East of Eden (Steinbeck), The Waves (Woolf), The Crossing (McCarthy), The Jade Peony (Choy), Icefields (Wharton), Into the Wild (Krakauer), His Dark Materials Trilogy (Pullman), The Hunger Games (Collins)
Movies (too many to name)
The Red Violin, The Iron Giant, Requiem For A Dream, His Girl Friday, Passion of Joan of Arc, I Heart Huckabees, Fantastic Mr. Fox, anything with Katharine Hepburn, In Bruges, La Vie en Rose, Talk to Her, Rear Window
Justin Rutledge, Mumford & Sons, Bon Iver, Broken Social Scene, Rural Alberta Advantage, Edith Piaf, Arcade Fire, Kathleen Edwards, all Classical music, The National, Nine Inch Nails, Spring Awakening OCR, Rise Against, Stars
Sun, Water, Earth, Wind
My dear friends and family
Breath, body, and all its senses
A good book & my notebook
A pair of workgloves