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to break from the chains of routine
A recent graduate (kind of... its complicated) looking for that cliched calling in life. Taking some time to travel, gain perspective, and attempt to understand who I am and what I wish to do. Unsure about my future, but certain about my beliefs and desires: to learn everything, meet everyone, and cherish all moments and experiences.
"When you come to a fork in the road, take it" -Yogi Berra
"the only people for me are the mad ones, the ones who are mad to live, mad to talk, mad to be saved, desirous of everything at the same time, the ones who never yawn or say a commonplace thing, but burn burn burn like fabulous yellow roman candles exploding like spiders across the stars.." - Kerouac in On the Road
Live Music - listening to everything and playing guitar, piano, accordion, etc..
Running, playing squash, baseball, hockey, soccer and ultimate
- live music
Music, Movies, and Books
Music: Bob Dylan, Josh Ritter, Dave Matthews, Canadian Independent (CBC Radio 3), The Shins, Department of Eagles, City and Colour, Constantines, Talib Kweli, Common, Sufjan Stevens, Sublime, Jason Collett, Smashing Pumpkins, Grizzly Bear, Ben Folds, Arcade Fire, M83, The National, Modest Mouse... and the list expands daily.
Movies: Back to the Future, Star Wars, Indiana Jones, Planet Earth, The Wire (TV), The Office (TV), Arrested Development (TV)
Books: Anything Hemingway and Kerouac and Franzen, Salinger and Steinbeck. Shantaram, The Fountainhead, Atlas Shrugged, Howl, the poems of Ezra Pound. Everything Douglas Coupland and Dave Eggers. The fantastical imagination of Haruki Murakami. In sum, anything and everything that goes beyond words, stirs feeling, and reminds me what it is to be human.
Countries I’ve Visited
Canada, Cuba, France, Ireland, United States
Countries I’ve Lived In