About Me

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My picture Sept 2012

I live in beautiful Vancouver, British Columbia, on the West Coast of Canada. Over the years I’ve learned a few things, some by formal study in the social sciences at University, including Sociology, Psychology, Anthropology and Demography, but even more by personal experience and informal study.

From about the age 13 (I’m 61 now), I voraciously read books about the human spirit and human relations, including countless “Self Help” books early on, the most memorable one being Dale Carnegie’s, “How To Win Friends and Influence People.” In my late teens I delved into more, “Spiritual” disciplines, including Transcendental Meditation, variants of Buddhism, and even Born-Again Christianity. I’ve continued to read and study widely about numerous other religions and philosophies for most of my life. I also have a great love for the Sciences, both hard and soft, from Sociology to Cosmology.

For most of my life I’ve had an irritating, insatiable itch, constantly questioning and challenging the meaning and purpose of my life, and of Life in general, and trying especially to discover, to understand, who, what and why people are the way that they are, and why we do the things we do.

At 13 I set out upon a life-long journey to find answers to these questions. That journey almost ended in September of 2009 with a major health scare (Multiple lung-clots).

My hope these day’s is to leave something of value behind me, especially for my children and grand-children, but also for those who might stumble in and perhaps be enriched by something here. This website is that attempt.

Edit added March 2020: I’ve done very little writing here over the past few years. Time to change that. Time, thanks to my finally dealing with a “relationship” I’ve been struggling with for a number of years. Not a “Who”. Rather, an “It”. It being my relationship to alcohol. To make a long story short, my enjoyment of alcohol over a period of many years turned from being an evening past-time to an evening bad habit. I was heading into a very dark place. Tempering it hasn’t been easy — years…and explains much of this blog’s dormancy.

Here’ s to a more positive future, with some writing thrown in for good measure.

Tim Orr

If you wish to contact me, I’d love to hear from you! You can reach me at: onemansjournal@gmail.com