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Doc Burns

"Beat Anachronist Edwardian Futurist"

Burnaby, BC, Canada
male
single
Speaks: English
Joined Jul 13, 1999
What I Want to Do:
Activities: Too numerous to list


 
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Joined Jul 13, 1999 Activist Aspirations Enthusiastic 
Here for Meeting Friends, Support a Cause, Other 
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Groups Breast Cancer Awareness, Clubster, Defenders of Wildlife Action Fund - Electing Pro-Wildlife Leaders, Human Rights Network, Jane Goodall Institute: Race for the Primates, Nature Lovers, Oceana, Pets in Need, Race for the Big Cats, Race for the Rainforest, Union of Concerned Scientists
Hometown Vancouver, BC, Canada 
Homepage http://www.docwrite.wordpress.com/  
Birthday July 17  
Languages English  
About Me My Vocations & Avocations: I am a Writer, Pain Counsellor & Consultant, Musician and Stringed & Electronic Instrument Designer/Builder, Photographer, Designer, Custom Pipe Tobacco Blender & Reviewer, Etc.
Some of my formal education includes an MA in Abnormal Psych; MFA - Creative Writing; PhD - Psycho-Linguistics, and working on a PhD in Forensic Psychology.
That's some of what I do and have done. Only good friends are qualified to describe me.
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Pets  
Activist Aspirations Enthusiastic
Political Leaning Very Liberal
Religions Wiccan Buddhist Anachronist  
Eating Habits What I want when I'm hungry  
Wild Fact About Me I'm really quite shy.
My Philosophy My respect is automatic but can be lost.
Stop learning, and start brain death / stop caring and start soul death.
Teaching is an individual's responsibility.
What Gives Me Hope The optimistic cynicism of small children.
If I were Mayor, I'd make the world a better place by Limit all levels of political campaigning to six weeks.. (Yes, weeks, not years)
What/who changed my life and why I've had a great many inspirations, but some are: getting to know and having long talks with Joseph Campbell; my best friend taking up guitar when we were 10, as did I.
JP Donleavy, Jack Kerouac, Richard Brautigan, A. Conan Doyle, Ray Bradbury, etc, about writing and experiencing life as a writer, Antonioni's movie, "Blow Up", Roeg's "Performance" and a diverse multitude of other films and books; getting to know many writers, poets, quantum/particle physicists, cosmologists, etc. etc.
Cancer changed my life quite radically, 1981. After eight years of almost annual major orthopedic surgeries, I've lived with chronic pain since.
What Bugs Me Intolerance and self-imposed ignarance, The man who does not read books has, no advantage over the man that cannot, read them  
Passions fly fishing, include Learning and Teaching, Writing, Listening/Creating Music, (Bass, Guitars, Keys, Perc, MIDI, Production plus Instrument Design, Construction), Book, Pipe, Antique, Omni Collections, Electronics, Particle Physics, Cosmology  
Inspirations Children, enthusiasm, Virtuousity, Directed Curiosity, Unbounded Creativity, Intelligent conversation  
What Scares Me The Short Sightedness of Politicians, Bureaucrats, Teachers, etc. Worldwide  
  Favorites
Role Models H.H., The Dalai Lama, (Kundun), Joseph Campbell, Hawking, many many more  
Quotation Vita non est vivere, sed valere. Dum vivimus vivamus.
--Life is not to live, but to live well. Let us live while we live.

'The difference between fiction and reality is that fiction needs to make sense."
--Tom Clancy

"One candle lighting another loses nothing yet doubles the light."
---H. Doc Burns
Interests Due to, disability, retired from, but still, involved with:, Global Travelling, Climbing - Rock, Ice, Alpine and, High Altitude, Deep Sea Sailing, Sea Kayaking, Back Country &amp, amp, amp, Wilderness, Backpacking, Trekking, etc  
Books Too Many to List  
Music Alternative, Chicago Blues, Blues, Jazz-Be Bop, West Coast, Fusion, Big Band, 'Classic' Rock, Rock and some Pop, "Classical", ie., Traditional, Baroque, Chamber music Classical, Romantic, Avante Garde, Moderne, Twelve Tone  
Movies Too Many to List  
TV Shows If one looks hard, there is Good Stuff  
Favorite Foods  
Favorite Places  
Can't Live Without Learning, Books  
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