Glance at the top left-hand bar for the short version. I'm a writer based out of Toronto. I'm unrepresented, unpaid, and (currently) unpublished in print. Web content is a different bucket of fish. Temp jobs are my current source of paid bills and food. Won't bore you with the details.
I'm currently studying journalism. It's landed me a few jobs blogging or inside campus papers, but that's all. The more I learn, the deeper I dig into the gargantuan morass of systems and cultures and laws and morals and characters that simmer together and become the world we live in. The more I learn, the less time I have to write. It might become my nine-to-five, or just a folder of clippings in a desk. Good practice either way.
I've lived in or around Toronto my whole life.
I'm a humanist. There's a bit of socialist, anarchist, (cyber) direct-democrat, and punk thought thrown in as well. Tend to lean left, until I start hitting champagne socialists and uncritical bloggers.
I was a withdrawn kid. Didn't start writing seriously until I began hanging out with the best friends of a friend I'd met playing in a military band. All of them were incredibly talented kids. Still are. All of them were animators/illustrators, most doubled as writers, and a few tripled as musicians. One designed games. One danced. This group has fragmented and been added to, but they remain an inspiration, a support, and a network that's done more for my work than ever. Writing is my art thanks to them.
You get the drill.