Now retired, served diverse careers including labourer, banker, land titles clerk, petroleum engineer, commercial artist, cartoonist and communications instructor in diverse places including Regina, Saskatoon, Toronto, Edmonton, Victoria, London, Bermuda, Puerto Vallarta and Houston. Has written and published technical papers, poetry, short stories, articles, three non-fiction books, and, of course, a blog.
No religious beliefs. Politically progressive. Self-defined as a social democrat, although drawn to liberalism for its tolerance and even occasionally to conservatism—in the old-fashioned sense of conservation and heritage. University-educated narrowly (petroleum engineering) but self-educated broadly via a lively interest in the world, experience and voluminous reading.