My thoughts on G+:
The conversations I've had here have opened my eyes and my mind to news, concepts and theories, and I'm richer for it. I try to contribute when I can, but am clearly getting more out of this than I'm able to give back. I do what I can, however.
I am a Canadian child of the 80's. I'm a Vancouver resident now, but I've lived in 5 provinces, and grew up in the suburbs of Toronto. I'm an avid downhill/freeride mountain biker, a technology nut and gaming geek, a socialist-to-liberal-minded bleeding heart. I'm an unapologetic idealist, treehugger enviro-weenie atheist. I'm a husband, a dad, and the BFF to the world's most awesome dog. If you're in to the whole Myers Briggs thing, I'm INFJ.
I try to be as friendly as possible, although that friendliness may depend on the amount of coffee I've had if you're catching me in the morning.
My future-friend engagement guarantee:
If you engage with me, I will reply. Similarly, if you add me without reaching out, I probably won't add you back. But please say hello - meeting new people is awesome.
Where to stick me:
If you're thinking of adding me to a circle, I'd suggest:
- Hiking/biking/the great outdoors
- Information Technology/gadgets/gaming
- Employment/job hunting tips/career guide
- Human rights/humanity/I'm a human
- Tattoos and the relevant subcultures
- Art, music & photography (appreciation)
- Debate club, but only, and ALWAYS respectful. I have no time for trolls.
- Atheism, rationalism, humanism
- Business/business communications
- Social Media
I'm not a puritan, and I actually enjoy the odd NSFW distraction. I appreciate well-placed salty language, and do not clutch my pearls at the sight of nudity. I can handle a heated debate, and I appreciate contrasting opinions, and am a strong proponent of free speech,
I have no time for disrespectful or rude people. If you get heated, I get it - but if you can't avoid mud-slinging or name-calling, I'm out. I'm here to share interests and conversation - the second it devolves into personal attacks is the second I pull the chute.
And that's it - pretty easy, right? Right. Looking forward to talking with you!