Dave was born and raised in southern Ontario and recently has been dividing his time between there and Texas, where his fiancee is from. A graduate of University of Toronto, he's held a number of different jobs in the past couple of decades, from hotel night manager to photo-lab operator to member of a mobile store setup crew. These varied jobs have made him rich- in experience and stories! His writing has been seen in newspapers including the Toronto Sun and Oshawa This Week as well as regional magazines and his photo art has been featured at exhibits in both Ontario and Texas. In his spare time you'll usually find Dave spending time in nature, listening to 70s and 80s music or watching baseball, patiently waiting for his beloved Toronto Blue Jays to win another World Series. His belief that an optimistic outlook is the key to a full and happy life inspired his newest book, "Thank Goodness! 101 Things to Be Grateful For Today", a collection of personal accounts of good things often unnoticed, from a firefly at night to how sports unites a community to the wonder of foods from all around the world available at our local store...and many more. It follows "The Mockingbird Speaks" published in 2014 dealing with two things of importance to him: appreciating wildlife and in particular birds, and looking at things in a positive light.
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Thank Goodness! 101 Things To Be Grateful For Today
by Dave Ruch
"Thank Goodness- 101 Things To Be Grateful For Today" is a collection of thoughts about how good things and little miracles surround us every day if we just take time to look for them. A collection of 101 short essays and questions for the reader to ponder and, it's hoped, help brighten their day and outlook on life.
The Mockingbird Speaks
by Dave Ruch
THE MOCKINGBIRD SPEAKS tells of how I came to reconnect with my real self and change my mindset for the better by watching neighborhood birds and extracting truisms from their behavior. I learned to overcome some deep-rooted fears, to understand the need to constantly adapt and to throw away stereotypes and in the book I illustrate these lessons with case studies of inspirational people.
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