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April 10, 2018


How I Became A Writer


When I was in high school during the late 1980’s (egads – see picture to the right) I would spend an inordinate amount of time with the guidance counsellors.


My questions were infinite.


  • What can I be when I grow up?
  • Why do you need a university degree to be an architect?
  • Do you know there is gum under your desk?


And so on.

saltfleet2Whenever the guidance counselors (I cycled through a few of them) became bored with my queries, out popped the ‘career aptitude test’, otherwise known as the CAT.


The funny thing is after three or four thousand CAT’s — replete with dot matrix printer outputs — one of the career options that always surfaced within the top five was ‘writer’.


Needless to say, my high school English teachers simply rolled their eyes in disgust claiming I had a propensity to make up words and bludgeon the grammar rules of the day.


Ain’t that a truthity.


Well, here I am, 20+ years later … a writer.


Book Launches


flatarmylaunchA very proud moment of mine was the book launch party for FLAT ARMY: Creating a Connected and Engaged Organization. It happened in March of 2013.


My infinitely better half (Denise Lamarche) put together an outstanding evening, and an even better tribute speech.


img_4698Three years later, Denise threw another launch party this time for THE PURPOSE EFFECT: Building Meaning in Yourself, Your Role and Your Organization.


I’m a lucky guy.