Halle's first ski lesson

Halle gets an introduction to North Eastern ski conditions on Mont Rigaud, Quebec.

The day after Xmas we decided to hit one of the small hills just 40 minutes west of Montreal for Halle's first ski lesson.

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More about me

Like everyone else I've had a multitude of aliases and monikers on the web, but I've always been compelled to maintain a genuine online identity. For years it was Sedans and, a web and email server, mainly used for hosting images and detailed information about various projects and events.

Welcome to my Drupal install

Of the top three Open Source Content Management Systems, I've adopted Drupal by Dries Buytaert. It's technically richer, more logical and extensible than Joomla imo. From what I've read Wordpress is easier to craft, but I haven't personally worked with it.

About me

Either you're just poking around my site or you really want to know About me. Hmmmm, to coin a phrase from one of my daughter's favorite TV shows; "this is awkward".

Well, I'm what you would call a Canuck. Winter sports come naturally, and I can still smell the season's first snowfall like an Eskimo can hear the Aurora Borealis. Yeah, I know. I'm full of it. Lol !Embarassed But really, my senses have been dulled by 10 years of Manhattan living.
That's me with my niece, Lea, skiing in St. Donat Quebec, on the border of Tremblant Park. It's much cheaper than Tremblant and the lift lines are a lot shorter.

I grew up in Montreal and moved to New York in the mid 80's, shortly after the separatists bloodied the economy up there. I had a lot of friends move on to other parts of the world as a result. Nonetheless, it's still a beautiful, clean, tree-lined city with a great social scene, music venues, restaurants, pubs and so on. The summer Jazz Festival is awesome, I attended the first one circa 1980. Imagine seeing 'They Might be Giants' open for 'UB40', live on an outdoor stage, and free !

Amongst the lot of gen-x babies, I've had the pleasure of experiencing the expanse of technological advancements these last few decades. From the first Apple II+ dad bought us kids, to the love of Open Source software I'm using on this website.

Since earning a degree in Mechanical Engineering from NYIT in the early 90's, I've enjoyed a diverse career utilizing analytical and practical skills in a variety of design and management roles. I've had positions in aviation supply chain management, information systems integration, quality assurance, sales, training, a stint in architecture, real estate development, even film and televison.

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