Long time lurker looking to make the transition to semi-regular poster. I've been reading rabble and babble, avidly, for over 10 years. My politics is largely focused on issues of class/poverty/labour rights and anti-war, but Rabble and babble have helped me expand my horizons a bit, I hope.
For the oldtime posters here, I wanted to mention I went to highschool with Audra, and I miss Slumberjack, Maysie and Cueball.
I've been hesitant to post here in the past, but I'm trying to get over it. In this age of Trump, I feel something of a duty to get better at talking with/listening to people with whom I disagree. So I'm here to practice.
Here's a little bit about me:
White male, mid-40's. I live in Toronto, have a partner and 2 kids under 13. I've worked both professionally and as a volunteer for the NDP for most of the past 2 decades. I've been a union member and shop steward at my place of work (and helped the organizing drive when we first unionized).
Other than politics, I practice and (volunteer) teach karate at several community centres, along with Arnis. I also play a lot of board games and video games.
Looking forward to contributing here. Best wishes, all.