HomeProjectsLaohu GongAbout Me

This is the page where I'll describe myself in more detail.

I was born in Lethbridge, Alberta, and raised in a big family.  I enjoy people and sharing stories.  I feel I learned to be a hard worker from my parents, who are amazing. I enjoy reading and playing board games, exercise and cooking.  On a professional level I have a background in languages and computer science.  My first job was in a bookstore where I learned that finding people interesting titles to explore was a satisfying part of the job.

I spent a lot of my younger days sitting in a classroom, participating in study and broadening my technical skills.  In the area of languages I was involved in philology, linguistics and second-language acquisition.  In the area of computer science I studied operating systems and search theory.  To my mind, going to school was the best preparation for learning how to learn, and how to engage in life in a simple way that is meaningful.

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Buddha Maitreya
turning the wheel of Dharma

Over the course of time I became interested in meditation.

This is just a photo I liked, expressing something of the peace of the practice.



Favorites

Here's a list of some of my favorite books:

Billiards at Half-Past Nine, This Is Water, Civilwarland In Bad Decline, Fragrant Palm Leaves

Here's a list of some of my favorite music:

Ray Kane, Kurt Elling, Holly Cole