By: Ed McGrath
Born: St. John's NL (Southside Road)
Married to my wonderful Newfoundland wife, Linda. We have one son, David, our pride and joy.
Hobbies: Helping others, Duplicate Bridge, Digital Photography, and Spiritualism.
As a young man, I spent a lot of time in the woods and that closeness to nature has never faded.
Left home at age 17 to join the Canadian Navy and see the world, we returned to Newfoundland at the height of TAGS, to teach Computer courses at Centrac College in St. John's, and that is where I developed the stories of the Newfoundland Wild Baloney and other stuff, for my brochure "A Visitor's Guide". My brochure was written several years ago and most of it was published in the Downhomer Magazine. The brochure is available for Members Only to download. Look in the downloads section.
I taught Airport Primary Surveillance Radar maintenance courses to Engineers from six different countries. Two of the courses were taught in the Caribbean (my wife and I were forced to stay at nice hotels in Sint Maarten and Jamaica for seven weeks each, while I taught the courses – rough stuff).
Started my own company as a Senior Technical Writer. With all my training and experience we thought we I could make a good living in Newfoundland. We tried and we failed, twice.
We have been across the country from East to West and North to South, an interesting ride, so far. Currently living in Mississauga ON, but missing "home"
I write a Column that captures glimpses of Newfoundland life and experiences. My wife and I take each day of life as "Another step in our Most Excellent Adventure".
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