I was born in London, England, near the Fuller's Brewery in Chiswick, located on the River Thames. After completed my B.A. at the University of London I emigrated to Canada in my mid twenties. I am married with three grown daughters and six grandchildren. Coincidentally, Beth and I now live at Toad Hall on Thames in London, Ontario. My career history follows the path of teacher, failed monk, writer, educational administrator and entrepreneur. In 1968 I won the Editor of the Year award from the Canadian Industrial Editors’ Association. In 1994, instead of retiring, Beth and I re-invented ourselves, moving to Front Royal, Virginia. Seven Years in Virginia: A mid-life Adventure represents my first serious writing effort since I completed my M.Ed. Thesis at U.W.O.
In addition to running a global market intelligence business in the cultural and attraction sectors, my interests and hobbies include, golf, tennis (two national 45+ doubles titles) travel, photography, gardening, fishing, terrifying small family members as resident sea monster in our salt-water pool, composing limericks, some of which are not X-rated, cooking, and playing the piano by ear. Someone once called me a renaissance man. I like that moniker.