The Essence of Graham

The Essence of  Graham McWaters Passionate ~ Motivator ~ Energy Creative ~ Humorous ~ Entertainer Thanks again to my great friend Dan Bodanis, who was responsible for the invitation to the  Alumni Luncheon in December 2023, where I met Graham for the first time.  We have met several times since then.   I knew he was a good […]

The Essence of Jim and Judie

The Essence of Jim and Judie Judie Talkative ~ Spontaneous ~ Organized ~ Humorous ~ Optimistic ~ Adventurous Jim Sensitive ~ Precise ~ Enthusiastic ~ Adventuresome ~ Happy ~ Nice Very few people have made as much impact on my life as these two people.  They have been like having a big brother and a […]

The Essence of Diane

The Essence of Diane Honest ~ Authentic ~  Logical Gregarious ~ Resilient ~  Determined I first met Diane Groves while we were both taking one of the courses to earn the Certified Financial Planner designation.    We worked in different companies, but while in that class, we became professional acquaintances. Diane was aware of some grandfathering provisions […]

Native American Celebration

My conference trip to Dallas coincided with the Native American Celebration held in Dallas, Texas.  I had a basic idea of what to expect, but that idea turned into a wow experience.  I was going to stay a n hour or so.  I ended up staying for most of the show.   I’m not up […]

The Essence of…Jean Roux

The Essence of… Jean Roux Indomitable Spirit ~ Pathfinder ~ Jongleur ~ Reflective ~ Ambassador ~ Joie de Vivre This is my first attempt at interviewing someone for the Essence portrait series.  I prefer taking the easy way out and having the subject write their answers.  In this case, Jean Roux decided it would be in our […]

The Essence of Maggie

The Essence of… Maggie Duckett Traditional ~ Adventurous ~ Spiritual ~ Romantic Artistic ~ Inventive I first met Margaret Duckett (Maggie) around 1982. We both worked at Sears in Square One.   As per usual, at first, this was a casual working relationship.  Cordial, but as in most working relationships, polite but distant.  Over time, we gravitated to one […]

The Essence of Jojo and Bill

The Essence of Jojo and Bill Blessed ~ Loved ~ Favoured ~Content ~ Precious ~ Talented This Essence Portrait was initially about Jojo, but it soon became obvious that I needed to make it a couple’s portrait.  It will still lean heavily on Jojo.  I didn’t even know Joice (Jojo) Martha two years ago. My […]

Portraits

While picking just one theme as a favourite is hard, I “Love Shooting Portraits and especially the candid ones.” My ultimate goal is to capture the person’s essence, whether by doing an activity, simply posing or just in conversation. See my series called The Essence of… it’s in our blog section.  The Nurses from HCH […]

Wonders of the Earth, 2023 Calendar

Wonders of the Earth 2023 Calendar The 2023 Calendar was based on a road trip that we undertook for five weeks in May and June of 2022.   We drove from Mississauga to Seattle, turned left, then used the Pacific Coast Highway with a couple of excursions to Yosemite and Sonoma Valley. When we left […]

“The Return Of The Terrors”

March 2020 began a strange two years with the start of Covid 19 shutdowns. The Tartan Terrors were playing gigs in Connecticut and Pennsylvania.   As they were about to play in Old Saybrook, Connecticut, the first Covid closures were being announced. The NBA closed down for the season. College basketball made the difficult decision […]

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