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  John Roland Penner
  13 Dacotah Ave, Algonquin Island
  Toronto, M5J 2E4 (Canada)

  We are what we repeatedly do.
  Excellence, then, is not an act,
  but a habit. (Aristotle)


by the gregorian calendar, i was born into this world on the 4th of november, 1967 to a wonderful family:

Penner Family 2015
john & hedy, diana, rose, melissa, roland)

i love spending time with friends and family. whenever i can, i'm busy making music, working on creative projects, riding a bike, reading books, hiking in the woods, studying architecture, and sometimes being siezed with madness and writing poetry. i'm also interested in medieval & celtic history, epistemology, and chess programming. i have an abiding interest in good infrastructure.


Rudolf Steiner Centre Toronto • Class of 2009

  Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire.  (Yeats)

I Graduated Waldorf Teacher Training (class of 2009) from the Rudolf Steiner Centre in Richmond Hill (Canada). Now I'm looking for a school that needs a Waldorf Teacher who loves Children, Computers, and Music.


Since 2005, I've been self-employed as the iDoctor. Before that, I'd been involved in Technical Writing and 3D Animation for over ten years. Most recently at CORE Feature Animation as Lead Technical Writer for the Disney film, The Wild (2003-2005). Before that, I worked for a 3D Graphics company called Side Effects Software (1995 - 2003) where I wrote the documentation for Houdini 3D Animation software (versions 1.0 to 6.0, and Prisms 6.0). From 1992-1995, I did Tech Support and Training at Graphisoft for ArchiCAD. There, I also wrote a book on GDL 3D graphics programming for Architects, and created a parametric 3D library (Medley 2.0).

Good People

people i regard highly include: my mother and father • fr. myles colgan (doc o'carm. rsp ics) • george macdonaldrudolf steinernikola teslamahatma gandhimadame blavatsky • khalil gibran • c.s. lewischarles williamsj.r.r. tolkienjeff johnsonlisa gerrard (dead can dance) • mike scott (waterboys) • mark gardener (ride) • george harrison (beatles) • patrick mcGoohan • john waterhousewilliam morrisfreddy quinnrod serlinggene roddenberry • bobby fischer • claude shannon • douglas engelbart • john searle • esquivel • goethemozarthildegard von bingengreg hermanovicrobert purvessteve wozniakrichard stallmansteve jobs.




Jeff Johnson
New Order
Stone Roses
Tame Impala
Pale Saints
Boo Radleys
Syd Barrett
• Esquivel
• The Church
• The Lucy Show
• The Mighty Lemon Drops
• The Chameleons
• The Cure
• The Smiths
• The Beatles
• Dead Can Dance
• Baltimore Consort
• Circa 1500
• Clannad
• Orison
• Mozart

Phantastes & Lilith (George MacDonald)
• Till we have Faces (C.S. Lewis)
• Brave New World (Aldous Huxley)
• All Hallow's Eve (Charles Williams)
• The Silmarilion (J.R.R. Tolkien)

Baraka (Ron Frike)
Wings Of Desire (Wim Wenders)
   'Der Himmel über Berlin'
• Brother Sun, Sister Moon (Franco Zeffirelli)
La Double Vie de Veronique (Krzysztof Kieslowski)
• Metropolis (Fritz Lang)
• Star Wars IV, A New Hope (George Lucas)
• Picnic At Hanging Rock (Peter Weir)
• The Navigator - A Medieval Odyssey (Vincent Ward)
• Ladri di Saponette 'The Icicle Thief' (Maurizio Nichetti)
• Adventures of Baron Munchausen (Terry Gilliam)
• The Wickerman (Robin Hardy)
• Ferris Bueller's Day Off (John Hughes)
• Dreams (Akira Kurosawa)
• The Field (Jim Sheridan)
• Yellow Submarine (George Dunning)
• Prospero's Books (Peter Greenaway)
• Howard's End (James Ivory)

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sold the BMW, got a bike,
and couldn't be happier... :}