Mother tongue: English
I have spent most of my life in southern Ontario, however, in the 1990s I studied the music of Quebec to better understand ‘the culture’. Here we have four French language TV channels to enjoy. ‘Canada’ is not just Mounties and Toronto.
In the past I have studied and taken up ‘cultural membership’ (if only briefly) in the following groups: dairy farmers; railway operating employees; health care professionals - primary and support services; labour and safety representatives (union); managers-hospital (a rather long stint); new immigrant orientation to Canadian culture (primarily with Chinese newcomers); and … professional advisers on securities and financial planning (‘stockbroker’).
My main concentration of experience was in a ‘Canadian public health care system’ hospital. Over a decade later, with my spouse still there, I feel that I have never really left.
I enjoy Tumblr because the people I encounter here are interesting, funny and smart. Their ideas and interests provide me with new experiences, perspectives and ideas.
If you would like to ‘read between the lines’, my old website is at: