Other Hobbies, Activities, and Interests:
I have collected a list of philosophical quotes
(not to be confused with
I believe in the Secular Humanist philosophy that our life
choices and understanding should be guided by human reason and
compassion, not by belief in supernatural deities.
I support the
Humanist Association of Toronto,
the Centre for
Inquiry Canada (I'm an "advisor"),
Canadian Secular Alliance.
I believe in sharing with the less fortunate, and each year make
significant financial donations to organisations such as the Daily Bread Food Bank and
Though not a serious athlete, I do enjoy recreational sports, including
(pick-up, plus my high-school team and various intramural
teams in times gone by), tennis
(I'm a member of the Trinity College Tennis
Club), softball (most notably with the "Supermartingales" feisty
intramural team in the 1995-2001 period),
soccer (including great pick-up games organised by
Fruman; see my official player profile and
a game write-up #1 and
game write-up #2 that mentions me),
and even occasionally an indoor-soccer team (Skewed Banana and
- I have occasionally
tried my hand at downhill skiing.
- I am a member of the Senior Common Room of University College (my alma
- I'm a member of the U of T
and Hart House,
and also the Outing Club.
- I have gotten somewhat active in MeetUp
(see photo1, photo2), and now even run one group plus other
- To follow modern social trends, I joined MySpace and FaceBook
and Google Plus.
- See my favourite Canadian TV shows.
- Years ago, I was once briefly a slightly
I have been known to play
- I once juggled fruit
in front of 500 people at a talk by
I once ate an Inka sandwich.
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