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About Me

 I was born at a very early age. I never gave myself this long to live, so I'm taking it all back now. (and I'm here to prove Nietzsche that 'What doesn't kill me, strengthens me.')
I have a website I call Age-ility:
http://www.jakesphere.com/theageilitycentre/

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Last Login: February 4, 2013

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Details

Birthday

April 4, 1941 (73 Years Old)


Address

Canada


Status

Divorced


Drinker

I sometimes drink


Smoker

No


Religion

Other


Occupation

Traffic Flagger,Personal Caregiver,Father

More About Me

Hometown

Brandon, Manitoba Canada


Family

 I have four living daughters, one deceased daughter, three granddaughters, and one female Border Collie named Kelsea. I am an honorary feminist.

I also am a singer/songwriter with Socan, Canada's performing rights organization. I have two songs on my blog 'The Iron Dog Cafe'
http://jakesphere.tripod.com/irondogjake/

Underpinning my honary feminism is a desire to support the release the two members of the Russian band called Pussyriot... who are in two separate Prison Labor Camps for two years of hard labor. They are in there for Disputin' Putin and have chosen the unlikely medium of Punk Rock to do so. I have them on my Facebook and Twitter feeds and have signed on with Amnesty International-Canada to write to the Prison Commander to plead for their release from the Russian Parliament. My efforts to communicate with as many people that I can on Facebook has earned me a rotating 14 day suspension for violating their rules that forbid one from asking to be friends with Facebook people and organizations that I don't know. I can only get back on by admitting that I understand and accept this benign rule that forces me to friend only people on facebook that I already know. I am friends with a Russian Member of Parliament on facebook but until I admit and accept to only friending my friends and acquaintances, I'm locked out. A very 1950's Soviet Era rule- this Facebook. I can cross-Tweet with Pussyriot Tweeters but that medium only allows for abbreviated caption-long tweets; and you can see by this entry I'm inclined to be long-winded word wise.
My song Nadezhda is the first name of one of these girls in prison and the second song on my blog.


Education

 I instructed Vocational Photography at Crocus Plains Regional School in Brandon for over twenty years. I am out of work now with my 15 year old daughter living with me, a mortgage and car payments that come like Rumplestitskin every month, and taking a night school creative writing courses at Brandon University. I shifted my BGS to a Fine Arts Degree Program. Im not only living to learn, I'm re-learning to live.


Goals

Make my payments.
Kick my daughter through her educational goalposts.
Feed and run my dog on my bike 2-3 times a day in all kinds of weather.
Be a good friend and a mentor for a 54 year old friend diagnosed with Alzheimers.
Pray, Work, Sing and Play for Peace in our time.


People I'd like to meet

I have had three major divorces and five daughter separations in three stages over 47 years. I know what I have done wrong. I have one beautiful daughter to be there for- through her relationship development years. Through this, I have become the person I have always wanted to meet. But I have one eye open, my ear to the track, and a heart beating free.

My Favorites

Interests

 Writing, Music, Performances of Poetry/Songwriting, Salads, Amnesty International, Native North American Rights, My Icelandic culture, FreeCell maximums during long downloads,Listening to my teen daughters music, meditation, spiritual enlargement, Everyone's Sexual Right to exist without violence and exclusion,


Books

 The Social Animal by David Brooks
The Culture Code by Clotaire Rapaille
Writing Creative Non-Fiction by Carolyn Forche and Philip Gerard
The Psychopath Test by Jon Ronson
(Wo-)Man's Search for Meaning by Viktor Frankl
The Story of General Dann and Mara's Daughter, Griot and the Snow Dog by Doris Lessing
Three Cups of Tea by Greg Mortenson and David Oliver Relin
Hamlet, MacBeth, Shakespeare etc.
Slaughterhouse 5 by Kurt Vonnegut


Foods

 Borderline Vegan Salads
Soups homemade
Dark roast Fair trade Coffee through a French Press with honey and 10% Cream
Bengal Tea with honey
Buttered Rye toast with asparagus on top of a spread of caviar after making love on Saturday afternoons- served in bed.
Sardines and mustard on toast for watching old TV serial episodes of Mike Hammer- close to a local dark ale and an opener.


Music

 The Beatles,The Incredible String Band from Scotland, Eric Satie Gymnopedia et al,Supertramp,Philip Glass from Powaqqatsi, Buddy Holly, the KinstonTrio, Ingrid Gratin, emerging artists from all fields, select operas and symphonies, Paul Simon, my daughter practicing on her new violin. 


Movies

My Diner with Andre
Koyaanisqatsi,Powaqquatsi, and Naqoyqatsi- in that order
Blow Up by Antonini
Little Miss Sunshine
the Wings of Desire, Far Away So Close, and Paris,Texas by Wim Wenders
Slaughterhouse 5
Billy Liar 


Television

No cartoons, Superbowls, Stanley Cups or pathos laden series
Breaking and Evening News
Documentaries like The Passionate Eye.


Passions/Hobbies

 Writing, Performing music, Live plays, Citizen Advocacy, Continuing Education, multiculturalism, the GeoPolitical and Cross Cultural Union of Canada and the US. Photography, Supporting innovative educational causes and pursuits


Heroes

 Mother Teresa
The African and Native North American Peoples.
Kurt Vonnegut

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