Mark, you’re always a busy guy.
Please tell me about your current projects.
I'm currently rehearsing a new band,
we've yet to pick a band name or decide on songs,
but it's promising.
I’ve been writing an autobiographical comic book,
as a way of exploring self-deprecating concepts
in my attempt to come to terms with the divine banality of life.
I have a couple pages left to finish before I publish it.
Are you in school right now?
You’re always in school.
What are you studying?
Religion, focusing on Himalayan religion
and the issue of religion in the Public Sphere
I ran as to be a Member of Provincial Parliament in the
I'm currently apathetic.
Very busy guy. Do you feel like a machine sometimes?
How do you bring calm into your daily life?
I try to meditate every morning before setting out a list of things to do in a day
How do you bring sustainability and environmental consciousness
into your daily life?
Are calm and connection to nature difficult to find in the city?
There is a pretty vibrant community of conscious people
creating sustainable space in the city,
running small gardens and such, but you need to seek them out.
I currently live in a U of T Frat House, so
I have really no direct connection to sustainability or silence.
What are your favourite times of day?
I’m a morning person but also an insomniac.
My favorite time of day is between 4 and 10am
Favourite TTC route?
If the highway was removed from
I would opt for more condos. As it is,
If time travel could help you escape the city,
what period of history would you flee to?
I would escape too Greece 500 BCE to study under Pythagoras. He ran a commune of vegetarian magician philosophers who studied math and music.
We need to remember the beautiful crazies like Pythagoras.
Who would you like to see sainted and why?
I think Christopher Hitchens should be sainted
because the irony would piss a lot of people off,
atheists and religious folk alike.
What else are you listening to?
John Adam's “Nixon in
MF Doom's Madvillain
What are you reading?
The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz by Mordechai Richler
What's your dream job?
My dream job would be writing music and copy for advertisement.
Im having a potluck and all I have is beer and wine.
what will you bring to make the party better?