I am a father and grandfather living in Eastern Ontario Canada near the northern shore of Lake Ontario.
I consider myself to be a completely free-thinker. Placing thoughts and ideas into strict ‘categories’ of subject matter is only done by human beings to categorize thoughts of human beings. I consider such bounds to be restrictive and limiting. They stifle the opportunities for creativity.
By rejecting bounds and limitations of others I leave myself the one thing that allows for unbounded creative thought: The freedom to think without bounds. There are no limits to that freedom. As a result, I consider myself to be able to completely think outside the box (any box).
I consider myself to be a scientist and an artist. I have the freedom to be both, either or neither. And I can jump around from one to another at will.
I do have degrees including a B.Sc. (Trent University) and an M.B.A. (University of Saskatchewan) but feel that I did not really benefit from them. I am mostly self-taught – finding myself challenged and interested in certain subject matters and then exploring those with a keen and focused interest. When intrigued by something, I find myself to be a very fast learner. And I believe knowledge is obtained through understanding and comprehension; not through memorization.
I have worked in various roles across multiple industries and lived in several Canadian provinces and US states. I have met lots of wonderful and inspiring people. I have found several that inspire me for key reasons. I have made a few very good friends and relish their company. I have met lots of not-so-wonderful people and try to avoid them.
I have found that I have aged very well. I have lived most of my life trying to conform to society and the wishes of others. Only as I reached my fifties, did I realize that it is wiser to pursue what you enjoy and inspires you. Entering my sixties, it becomes obvious that wisdom is both real and liberating.
“Tomorrow is the most important thing in life. Comes into us at midnight very clean. It is perfect when it arrives and it puts itself in our hands. It hopes we’ve learned something from yesterday.”– John Wayne
For me, every day is an opportunity to discover something new.