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Ray Wiseman's early memory--being pushed up a rope ladder and over the side of a tramp steamer at age two--set the tone for his life. He has spent much time travelling, and most of his life looking from the hilltop of one adventure to the beginning of the next. Born in England, Ray has lived in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Ontario, and South Africa. He has traveled in Africa and Asia.
Ray counts writing as his fourth career. He began his working life as an electronics technician, then returned to school to study for the Christian ministry. He spent time in the pastorate and overseas with a missionary society. He returned to electronics, working as a video systems engineer. In 1993, he took early retirement to pursue a career as a writer and speaker.
Ray graduated from Radio College of Canada (now RCC Schools) in 1952. He has a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Waterloo and a Bachelor of General and Biblical Studies from Briercrest College. He has also studied at the Toronto Institute of Linguistics and The International Institute of Christian Communications (Daystar University College) in Nairobi.
Ray is a member of The Word Guild, an association of Canadian authors and writers who are Christian.
on April 04, 2012 :
Aunt Harri is a collection of stories about an elderly woman that Ray Wiseman, a retired writer, originally wrote as a newspaper column. Aunt Harri deals with such aging issues as giving up a driver’s licence and choosing a retirement home with humour, faith and insight. Wiseman delights the reader with his irony and humour. A great read!
(reviewed long after purchase)
on Feb. 24, 2012 :
Aunt Harri is a humorous look at the circumstances of the elderly person. I laughed and I cried while reading this book.
(reviewed the day of purchase)