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Location Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada
Interests my Daughter my Man and my Dogs, horticulture, ecology, botany, many many books, folklore, gardening, agriculture, keeping honey bees, learning to play my piano, listening to church bells, urban forestry, Wishart Conservation Forest, taking pictures of flowers and mushrooms, singing along with the Gipsy Kings, watching things grow, star gazing, The Sleeping Giant and Silver Islet, Scrabble, storytellers, skating, cruising, biology, reading in the bathtub, wellness of mind, wellness of body, riding with my feet on my handlebars, San Francisco, anthropology, art history, reading dictionaries, math jokes, Rijksmuseum, Shakespeare, my bicycle, forests, dirty dirty feet, the moon, thoughtfulness, being a computer nerd, time well wasted, cats yeah cats, Jim's Muppets, photography, cameras, macro lenses, literature, living what I love through my jobs, old libraries, magnetic poetry on my door, waking up early, long walks, silence, trees
Favorite Movies The Legend of 1900, The Red Violin, David Attenborough-The Private Life of Plants and Planet Earth and Life in the Undergrowth, Joss Whedon's Firefly, Coen Brothers films and John Cusack, Adaptation, Star Wars, In Search of Shakespeare, FRESH, Amélie, Genius of Photography, Labyrinth, Indiana Jones, Shakespeare in Love, The Princess Bride, ...and The Family Guy
Favorite Music anything played on my piano :), Philip Glass, Regina Spektor, Bach, Dave Brubeck, Oscar Peterson, Duke Ellington, Corinne Bailey Rae, Led Zeppelin, Fiest, Lemon Jelly, Toumani Diabate, Glenn Gould, Tonic on CBC with Katie Malloch, Kronos Quartet, Jack Johnson, Bobby McFerrin, Paul Simon, Beta Band, Raul Midon, Jewel, Ellis & Wynton & Branford Marsalis (& Quartet), Dizzy Gillespie, Clare Fischer, Buckshot LeFonque, Gipsy Kings, Mandy Patinkin, Gregorian Chant, St. Germain, Parliament, Peter Gabriel, Philosopher Kings, The Paperboys, Dave Grusin, Fats Waller, Queen, Lena Horne, Somewhere Over the Rainbow, Hermeto Pascoal, Brahms, Steve Reich, Dr. John, Miles Davis, Billie Holiday, George Winston, Keller Williams, Soul Coughing, Ben Harper, Van Morrison, Dick Hyman, Nora Jones, Ben Folds Five, Natalie McMaster, The Tragically Hip, Erroll Garner, CBC 101.7, Beethoven for Bedtime
Favorite Books ummm, so many, The Educated Imagination, Neil Gaiman, Lewis Carroll, The Wizard of Oz, Northrop Frye, Y: The Last Man, Does My Head Look Big In This, House of Leaves, The Professor and the Madman, Julian Barnes, Ginsberg, The Lost Gardens of Heligan, The Omnivore's Dilemma, Poets and their Poetry, even the Norton Anthology, The Globe and Mail, Fitcher's Bird and other Grimm tales, books in and around my office, Alice Munro, Edwinna von Baeyer, Twain, Modern Poetry, Thor Heyerdahl, Maus, The Namesake, bathroom readers, Ondaatje, Green Grass Running Water, Lorraine Johnson, Lorna Crozier, Thomas King, books my mom loans/gives me, Gary Larson HA HA, Richard Lederer, Joss Whedon, Terry Pratchett, James Finn Garner ha ha, Bored of the Rings, literary theory and history of, books about photography, yeah I liked the Stardust movie, The Anatomy of Criticism, A.A. Milne, Maya Angelou, Anais Nin, Girl in Hyacinth Blue, The Bard, thinking..., Augustine & Aristotle, Simon Winchester, Blake, C.S. Lewis, John Milton, Burnett, Ionesco, Kerouac because of Brain, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead, ummmm, Alice in Wonderland, Hamlet, Ayn Rand, Word Freak, The Wordsworths and other Romantics, cookbooks, Harold Magee On Food and Cooking science and lore of the kitchen, Tim Smit, the Abarat books, Shel Silverstein especially Runny Babbit, Dr. Suess, Dictionaries, many others, A Contemplation Upon Flowers and other garden folklore