Raised in outport Newfoundland in a town of 65 people, I pursued a post secondary diploma in Information Technology right out of High School. Graduating into the recession of the early 80s, with a student loan at an interest rate of 13.75%, with a diploma, but no clue how to apply for a job or contacts to rely on, led me back home, and eventually into the hotel business from the accounting side.
Eventually tiring of a job I didn’t like, I made the decision to go back to school, and moved to Nova Scotia and back into the career I really do love, a software developer, currently specializing in Python.
I’ve always been a geek at heart, but yet I love the rural life I grew up with. Fishing, hunting, camping and the great outdoors are still loves of mine, even if I don’t pursue them as often as I once did. Sports were always a big part of our lives, and I played many (badly) and loved them all.
I’ve never lost my love of home, and will always be a country boy no matter how long I live in the city. Keeping those memories alive, and sharing them with those who may be interested led me to start blogging on https://randomisland.ca. That is a spot for my recollections, stories, and re-tellings of others I’ve heard from back home on Random Island, NL.
This is a portfolio site of sorts, which is more devoted to what I do, from photography, cooking, cycling, writing to what I do professionally. Sometimes I blog here about other topics; politics, rants, sports, or whatever might catch my attention. Hoping to do more of that as an outlet soon.
I’m the cat that curiosity hasn’t killed yet. I am interested in nearly everything from ancient history to modern gadgets. Always curious about walks of life and how people live and lived.
The journey is the destination, learning never ends, and I’ll never grow old if I never grow up.
- CFL and NFL football,
- Formula 1,
- Absurd humour - Monty Python, Black Adder, Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy
- Sci Fi & Fantasy
I’m eclectic and random as hell. Thanks for dropping in.