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"The countdown is on! I leave for Guatemala in 13 days. travelingmattstories.wordpress.com."
Nov 12
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Nov 12
Matt J K replied to The Eyeball Kid's discussion Offended by the term "millenial'
"There's a book called "The Millennials" by Rainer, that discusses the millennial generation, having done extensive research and interviews with millennials.  He has some very positive things to say about this generation, as well…"
Nov 9
Chris J. left a comment for Matt J K
"Hey Matt! I hope you are doing well. Thanks for add, hope to chat sometime."
Oct 30
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"Focus on arms and chest a little more perhaps, but nice progress!"
Oct 21
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"Looks good!"
Oct 19
Teefs S. left a comment for Matt J K
"Thanks for the add Matt.  Hope we can chat sometime."
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Oct 16
Matt J K replied to Stephen Jashub Comstock's discussion Help me get into jazz?
"Focus on searching for certain sub-genres.  Sounds like you will not enjoy:  Bop, Cool, Acid Jazz.  You know you like Swing, so try fusion (jazz-rock), big band, and ragtime if you like happy-sounding solo piano. I recommend…"
Oct 5
Matt J K replied to Satanist Dan's discussion Lumps in my ass.
"Well, if the abscess situation is healing, that's a good thing, but that doesn't mean you don't have another problem with your prostate.  You need an intimate moment with your doctor.  Sorry pal."
Oct 5
Matt J K replied to Regular Joe's discussion Vote Now: America's Ugliest Accent
"Every once in a while, a Canadian child is born who speaks with a New York accent.  Maybe 1 in 10,000.  Their parents pay a speech language pathologist $100 an hour to fix that.  It's not an accent, it's a speech impediment!"
Sep 29
Matt J K replied to Stephen Charles Bond's discussion Where's your favorite Banya - Hammam - Jjimjilbang - Spa - etc.? in the group Banya Men!
"Well if you do ever get around to planning a trip, keep me in the loop. I'll be in latin america for a few months this winter, but once I return I'd be happy to give a tour of Toronto and its different spas. (-:"
Sep 9
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Algonq 5

"Hi Alberto.  The canoe is a rental.  We took it on a trip to Algonquin park.  Our campsite here is on lake Jubilee, separated from the nearest road by two other lakes.  We had to carry this canoe and our gear over two portages to…"
Aug 31
Bob Brower commented on Matt J K's photo
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Jail

"In a first world country people find strange things to do ......... No thanks i will pass on this one. Bars make me break out in hives."
Aug 30
Matt J K posted a photo

Jail

Hamming it up at the Jail Hostel in Ottawa. It used to be a prison, but has been converted into a great hostel. I had great cell mates (of course, we could leave whenever we wanted). I never knew prison could be so much fun!
Aug 30
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Algonq 5

"I wish I were there now."
Aug 29

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Website
http://travelingmattstories.wordpress.com
Interests
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, banya, hiking, camping, canoeing (including portaging), kayaking, cycling, bridge jumping into the canal, skinny dipping, lying on a beach with lots of sunblock, working out, conversation, languages (currently spanish), story telling, mindfulness meditation, premium beer, practical jokes, second breakfast, laughter, and becoming a better man.
Books
King Me, Healing the Masculine Soul, Picturing Men, Wild at Heart, The Bible, The Chronicles of Narnia or anything else by C.S. Lewis, Searching for God Knows What, Velvet Elvis, The Bait of Satan, Treasure Island, The Hobbit, Journey to the Centre of the Earth, 1984, The Time Machine, Margin, In Praise of Slow (I'm reading it so slowly I'm only halfway through after 3 years), The Rest of God. I also enjoy reference materials and dramatized audiobooks.
Movies
The Book of Eli, Gladiator, Equilibrium, The Matrix, Inception, Planet Earth, Star Trek (especially Insurrection, but all of them),

Monty Python- Holy Grail, What About Bob, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Clue, The Gods Must Be Crazy, Over the Hedge, Ice Age 3, Evan Almighty, Lord of the Rings, Chronicles of Narnia, Transformers, and I'm a sucker for pretty much any nature-related documentary.
Music
I'm very eclectic. Jazz, Rock, Inspirational, Soundtracks, Love that east coast fiddle music, oldies, latin american stuff, world music, and maybe a sprinkling of metal and hip-hop, but not too much. I can also tolerate country music in small doses.
Quote
"All men should strive to learn before they die what they are running from, and to, and why." - James Thurber

"Reality is that which, when you stop believing in it, doesn't go away." - James Thurber

"You mustn't be afraid to dream a little bigger, darling." -Eames

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At 12:26pm on October 30, 2014, Chris J. said…

Hey Matt! I hope you are doing well. Thanks for add, hope to chat sometime.

At 9:51am on October 18, 2014, Teefs S. said…

Thanks for the add Matt.  Hope we can chat sometime.

At 2:48pm on October 17, 2014, Michael J. K. said…

Matt hope you are doing great.  Welcome to the group

take good care.  The prison photo is great too.

At 7:31pm on March 17, 2014, Art said…
Thanks for the add, Matt
At 10:09pm on March 2, 2014, Padre said…

Hey Matt - welcome to the group...i am always up for chatting on here, skype or google...shoot me a message if you like.

At 5:42am on February 5, 2014, Jay said…
Hey Matt--

How is the jiu jitsu going? I have been away from it now for over a year, and really want to get back to it, but hate the idea of having my ass kicked for weeks just to get back in the routine. Any inspirational thoughts on this one?

Jay
 
 
 

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