If you've already read Patrick's bio, then
you won't be surprised by this: The Nomadic Spirit doesn't
do any one thing. A partial list of our projects and talents:
. Graphics (Politics,
Spirit and, well, a mix of both: Hollywood)
I've always wanted to design t-shirts and CafePress provides
the online means to do so. It started with t-shirts but I've discovered
that buttons, stickers and, of all things, license plate frames,
are very popular media for peace, love, spiritual inspiration and a little bit of fun.
Peace & Love
Inspirational and affirmative designs centering on the theme of loving kindness.
Peace, Spirit and Love.
Buddha, Peace Signs, Gandhi, Daoism. Uplift in a time of
My favourite? Relax,
it's only a movie!.
Murphy was an
Murphy's law states "Anything that can go wrong will go wrong."
Seems pretty awful but, in fact, O'Toole's commentary on Murphy's
law observes "Murphy
was an optimist." So no matter how bad things
are in Murphy's world just remember: it's actually worse. And we've
got the Murphisms on Murphy
was an Optimist to prove it.
2 Clever 4 Words
I love words. Words are cool. I like blending them, reassembling
them after violent dissassembly. I like it when other people find
ways to make important concepts clear using words. 2
Clever 4 Words is all about, well, words. Phrasers on Stun, quotations and Uncommon
sense. Words and more words. But also Visual Puns, and thoughts that go Against the Grain
. Grey Matter Media
This online gallery displays prints, posters and other products featuring photographs from my travels through Asia, Australa and America.
. The Nomadic Spirit
This is a sprawling website consisting of approximately 2,000
distinct pages covering themes of travel, photography, history, current
events, philosophy, social activism, science and more. There are travel
stories, web resources and message forums. The Travelogue's pages are divided
into several categories, described below.
Nomadic Spirit Travelogue
The Nomadic Spirit is a big comfy armchair
of a travelogue, overstuffed with over hundreds of photographs appearing
in over 200 electronic journal entries. These travelogues document
Patrick's epic journeys through Australia, SE Asia, China, Europe
and North America.
The Nomadic Spirit began as an electronic
mailing list, the ejournal-list, kept during Patrick's journeys through
Australia and SE Asia. More than simply a travelogue, Patrick includes
essays, prose-poetry and found texts in his unusual approach to travel
writing. Subscribe now so you
won't miss his next journey.
An extensively indexed set of thumbnail galleries provides a gateway
to nearly 1,400 award-winning travel photographs taken on journeys
to four contenents: Europe, Asia, Australia and North America.
A set of resources built on packing lists and traveller's tips initially
posted to the ejournal-list. Backpackers, cyle tourers and armchair
adventurers should all find useful tips and advice here.
° Critical History,
Developed as integral resources for the Nomadic Spirit
travelogue, these reference pages daily attract hundreds of people
seeking the annotated links and bibliographies they provide. Some
popular examples include Noam Chomsky,
Michel Foucault, the Indian
Removal Act of Andrew Jackson,
and Critical Texts for Critical Times.
I write... sometimes a lot. Here are the two blogs I most frequently write to.
° My Muse: Movies Music & Books
I've created and expressed myself in all these media, but this My Muse is about how film, music and literature inspire and influence me and my personal growth.
God Beauty Perfection Love :: Synonyms
My spiritual journey, in words.
. Prisoners (Theatre)
Imagine: You are an artificial being, imprisoned for being a
little bit too human in ways human beings would rather forget.
On your journey into the light, you learn to love the darkness.
There is a love story, an epiphany and a car chase.
So reads the promotional blurb for Prisoners,
a play Patrick wrote and produced. It premiered at the 2000 Vancouver
International Fringe Festival to popular and critical success. Vancouver's
Georgia Straight wrote "It is a long and wordy journey...and
I enjoyed the mental workout.... Prisoners is awash with big questions,
about ethics, accountability, and existence."
Patrick and his crew bring their keen sense of design
to film, television and theatrical production in several key positions
including script-writing and editing, art direction, set decoration,
on-set dressing, and props.