Julio Donato Cianci
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|Location||Perth Road, Ontario, Canada|
|Introduction||Now age 83, too much history to write here. Born in Vancouver BC. Lived there, other places in BC, Montreal, Cleveland, Toronto, elsewhere in Ontario. Genetic inheritance, Basilicata in south Italy, and Boston via the Mayflower. Educated and graduated as a Chemical Engineer at UBC. Left that corporate world 30 years ago. Now I work every day in my writing, much of which turns into poetry that I push out into the world, over 1000 poems in 24 books so far. For the past 25 years I have met every two weeks with a group of 11 men to do some drumming, simple rituals of our place on the earth , and sharing joys and sorrows of our lives. I often write of the beauties of natural life and friendships and my upsets with how our humanity is aimed at eroding habitat for all of life on the planet. Yet I have moved from feeling threatened or in charge of other's beliefs and actions to seeing that I am not in charge of any but my own, whose source I’d best get to know. Now working to publish ebooks of my poetry and pictures. I love the young people, and the older in my life. I love my life as I follow my path I've learned to recognize.|
|Interests||Vegan living, bicycling, The Red Road, spiritual practices, consuming less, simple living, economics, , poetry, painting, singing, self knowledge, wine, Mens Groups, Elder Group, Village Building community, the future for our children, 8 Shields Deep Nature Connection for Cultural Repair|
|Favorite Books||Kim by Rudyard Kipling, Ernest Thompson Seton, Urula K. Leguin, Stanislaw Lem, Barbara Tuchman, Sailing Alone Around the World by Joshua Slocum, The last Stand the ancient forest of the Niagara Escarpment by Kelly and Larson, The Food Revolution by John Robbins, The China Study by T. Colin Campbell, The Unfinished Universe by Louise B. Young, Against Method by Paul Feyerabend, The Trouble with Physics by Lee Smollin, The Odes and Epodes of Horace by Joseph P. Clancy, The Sunken Quest by Ronald Schenk, This is Your Brain on Music by Daniel J. Levitin, The Brain That Changes Itself by Norman Doidge, The Tao of Equus by Linda Kohanov, Supernatural by Graham Hancock, the End of Growth by Richard Heinberg, Eaarth, making a life on a tough new planet, Bill Mckibben, Any of the works of Osho.|
Your superpower is that you smell like dandelions whenever someone lies. How will you maintain your secret identity?
My Grade 12 biology teacher got annoyed at my persistent correcting of his stuff, and got me to do the teaching while he sat at the back asking the questions.