Monthly Archives: April 2011


For as long as I can remember, fishing has been a part of my life. One of my first memories after we moved to BC is going sport fishing with my Dad and an Uncle in Saanich Inlet near Victoria. … Continue reading

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In September 2010, I attended a conference in Oban, Scotland. I travelled via Glasgow where I met up with my good friend Sergey and his wife Luda from Ukraine. I see Sergey every year at this event and we have … Continue reading

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Dominican Republic

While it sometimes seems to me that most of my deployments are in the North Pacific in winter, every once in a while, I catch a break. In the spring of 2008, I was lucky to be tasked to give … Continue reading

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I’ve been lucky enough to visit Chennai, India on a few occasions. Whether I was there to work (most of the time) or to attend a conference, I always found the people friendly, caring and eager to make me feel … Continue reading

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When I was young, my Dad and Uncle Bill would make beer and wine at our house. I guess that’s how I caught the bug. I started brewing when my kids were small…before the craft beer industry took off in … Continue reading

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