WRDWRX.COM is my all-purpose site, but it’s a little naked right now. I’ve recently moved my site to a better host, (I do not recommend GoDaddy at all!) but rebuilding is a tedious process.
In the meantime, I’m a capable researcher, wordsmith, and wanna-be photographer dedicated to spending my retirement in pursuit of effective communication and social transformation through entertainment. I even created a little sole proprietorship, Leadmark Media , in case I ever realized any kind of profit from my efforts!
Working on an expansion of my MA thesis these days to a more reader friendly book “Strategic Paradigm” (once possessed of it’s own web site and now just a page in this site). A much delayed project but hopefully to be completed this year. My next book “Definding Canada” is based on the concepts in Strategic Paradigm and also once had it’s own web site but has since been reduced to a page at this site.
The last big project, “Afghanistan: A Canadian Story” can be bought at Chapters Indigo and the five year project that led to its publication November 2014 can be found at www.afghanistanacanadianstory.ca
I begin any project with observation, research, and analysis. In time I make my way to effective, relevant and often creative solutions. I enjoy working and weaving words and custom images in a range of print or digital formats that best express or advocate worthwhile ideas and information.
I have the luxury of only taking on projects I like, believe in and choose to support.
Current competencies include, but are not limited to Microsoft and Adobe Suite tools as well as Word Press, Corel Paint, Photo, and Video. Background – Mine is a diverse background that includes graduate and undergraduate academic research in international studies as well as 12 years of military service in the Royal Canadian Navy as a Public Affairs Officer.
I have proven writing, imagery, and presentation skills, and embraced retirement from the military several years ago as an opportunity to explore new means of communication and story telling. I relocated to the Southern Gulf Islands a while back and prefer to consult with potential clients, paying and pro-bono, in the relaxed environment of any of a number of local island venues, including beaches, the local coffee shop and even, on occasion, Victoria. Timings are necessarily constrained by BC Ferries schedules. Always happy for an excuse to visit the BC Museum in Victoria though.
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by Rudyard Kipling Yet another guide applied as often as possible in considering life choices since early adulthood.
The Salutation to the Dawn
Said this every summer morning at camp. Still guides my choices.