My name’s Gabriel, and since I was thirteen I’ve been a stone picker, farm hand, fishing guide, street punk, daycare manager, bouncer, large-installation landscaper, photographer, award-winning newspaper columnist and reporter — mostly I covered Internet Privacy Issues. Currently I’m mostly an amateur historian and father to my
twenty-two thirty-one month-old 3.5-year eight-year old son, Victor, and my four-year old son, Quintin.
I was born in Montreal and since then I’ve had more than fifty addresses. [Relatively] recently I signed my first book deal and have already spent all three pre-published advances on hockey tickets, rent, whole wheat bagels and some very nice towels so consider this my resumé. I’m usually about six feet tall.
My advice to anyone who asks: spend at least three years between high school and university; drink a lot of pure orange juice; learn one song on the harmonica; never take nude photos of the woman you love; at least once get really baked on high quality hash, and; for at least a year live somewhere a thousand miles from where you feel safest.
Aboot csn:afu… I started this blog in November, 2006, but shut it down five months later to concentrate on another blog — if you check the archives they’ll tell another story, but the archives have been modified so this version is closer to the truth.
csn:afu is an acronym for Cultural [or Canadian, I still haven’t decided] Situation Normal: All Fucked Up.
Because csn:afu was neglected for so long, there’ll be some dead links in the older material. Let me know if you find one, and I’ll find a replacement source… because I’m Canadian and that’s what we do. Off the ice.
That’s aboot it, feel free to leave a comment below or you can email me here: