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About me

Industry Communications or Media
Location Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Introduction Born & raised in Vancouver with a keen interest in local history, geography, live music, and photography. I've been a frequent contributor to online forums since 1998. I figure it's about time I transfer my writing from discussion forums into the medium we now call blog.
Interests local history, geography, astronomy, biology, photography, museums, music, art galleries, painting, travel, nature, wildlife, botany, bees, bats, birding, beachcombing, live music, playing guitar, dance, ballet, art, ocean kayaking, hiking, longboarding, tea, local produce, the Okanagan, Finn Slough, cooking, literature, wine, cheese, français, Québec, Montréal, British Columbia, Vancouver, San Francisco, France, Japan, India, Ireland, Jordan, temperate rainforests, Gulf Islands, aquariums, bogs, camping, GIS, cartography, art history, sustainability, Canadian history, Flickr,, Jeff Wall, Cindy Sherman, Lawrence Paul Yuxweluptun, Moshe Safdie, Carl Sagan, Tony Millionaire, Chester Brown, Al Purdy, George Bowering, Jim Henson, For Better Or For Worse, architecture, jazz, vinyl, CBC Radio, Stanley Kubrick, Californication, Iron Chef America, Chef Abroad, Glutton for Punishment, discovering new music
Favorite Movies Dreams, Once, Any Way The Wind Blows, Lost in Translation, O Brother Where Art Thou?, Children of Men, Wall-E, Man on Wire, The Fall, Blade Runner, The Science Of Sleep, Stardust, From Earth To The Moon, Run Lola Run, Trainspotting, Trouble In Paradise, Born Yesterday, The Apartment, Spring Summer Autumn Winter... and Spring, Death Proof, The 40 Year Old Virgin, Garden State, A Christmas Story, Donnie Darko, The Princess Bride, The Motorcycle Diaries, Me And You And Everyone We Know, Paris Je T'aime, Nostalghia, Thirty Two Short Films About Glenn Gould, Amélie, Sideways, Obachan's Garden, The Village, Fargo
Favorite Music U2, Radiohead, Final Fantasy, Arcade Fire, Beck, Grizzly Bear, Guided by Voices, Bat For Lashes, TV on the Radio, The Frames, The National, Cinematic Orchestra, dEUS, Magnus, Thievery Corporation, Feist, The Dears, Broken Social Scene, INXS, Santigold, Guillemots, Daniel Lanois, Elbow, M.I.A., Jens Lekman, The Beta Band, Sarah Harmer, Mes Aïeux, Blue Rodeo, Patrick Watson, Doves, Devendra Banhart, Bonobo, The Dandy Warhols, Iron & Wine, Jeff Buckley, Ulrich Schnauss, Prefuse 73, Kinnie Starr, Federico Aubele, Kruder & Dorfmeister, Charles Mingus, Django Reinhardt, Depeche Mode, The Cure, SOUND Team, Elvis Costello, Tears for Fears, Pixies, Animal Collective, Yo La Tengo, Bear in Heaven
Favorite Books Flowers for Algernon, Sacré Blues: An Unsentimental Journey Through Québec, Life Without God, Time's Arrow, Cosmos, Bonheur d'Occasion, The Tin Flute, Welcome to the Monkey House, The Wars, Maps and Dreams, Standing on Richards, The Resettlement of British Columbia: Essays of Colonialism and Geographical Change, The Concubine's Children, Obasan, Vancouver Special

You have to dig a hole to China. Where do you start?

In the back yard.