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I grew up on a small mixed farm near Fort St. John, British Columbia, Canada. My first career, off the farm, was geophysical exploration. After five years, I studied to become a Chartered Accountant and have practiced accountancy for forty-four years. Since 1979, I've been a senior partner in a CA firm in Calgary, Alberta. I live with my wife, Bernadette, in Cochrane, Alberta. I have two daughters, one son-in-law, and two grandchildren.
Always interested in my various villages; I've participated in professional, community, and political activities throughout my life.
Twelve years ago, I wrote a book prescribing cures for the political inadequacies I saw in Canada. I titled the book, Toward Improving Canada. However, I didn't promote the book so it lingered, mostly unnoticed, on the internet. Recently, I published a novel titled Tunnel Vision. It's pure fiction built on a base of individual responsibility, innovation, and focused effort. It's a feel good story with ideas I hope will resonate with those who admire personal commitment. If you appreciate a little humor, a dash of daring and intrigue, you might enjoy a sojourn in Canada's north encountering bureaucrats, natives, innovators, driven individuals, murderers, and stop signs.
My next writing project is to update Toward Improving Canada in a new book titled the Village Café. It'll feature a buffet of ideas which could strengthen government anywhere democracy has a foothold.
I write a blog on my website, www.VillageSource.net. You're invited to visit the website and participate in developing consensus solutions to the challenges facing all individuals of goodwill.