I was born In Saint John, New Brunswick on July 25th, 1949 but have been living in Nova Scotia since 1974. My first visit to Fenway was in 1962 when good seats were available at game time. I taught and served as a counsellor at the Jr. High School level for over 30 years. I have been retired for almost five and since that time have served as the author of Cup Of Coffee for the website Soxprospects.com. I have also interviewed a variety of Sox minor leaguers, authors and retired players for a couple of websites. I have written biographies on former Sox alumni Fred Lake, Earl Wilson and Dick Gernert.<br />I am one of the three founding members of the Nova Scotia group Bluenose BoSox Brotherhood who have conducted charity work as well as cheering on the Sox from north of the 49th. Also helped convince the Sox to bring the World Series Trophy to Nova Scotia in Jan. 2008. The visit was extremely successful with thousands of Nova Scotians enjoying the experience. One of my recent highlights was being on the field for Nova Scotia Night at Fenway Park on July 5th, 2011 as well as being part of a three person group that worked with the Red Sox to make this event successful.
I love baseball( the Red Sox), hockey(the Leafs), and football( the Pats and the Ti-Cats). For relaxation I enjoy hiking and camping in the White Mts. of New Hampshire. As a retired teacher of Canadian history and a guidance counsellor, I still do some subbing at my old school when needed. I still teach Scottish Gaelic as an extra-curricular activity and run a Gaelic Choir of junior high students. The great thing about being in Nova Scotia is that you are never more than an hour away from the ocean. Ciamar a the sibh!
A life is not important except in the impact it has on other lives.
A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.
Facts are stubborn things; and whatever may be our wishes, our inclinations, or the dictates of our passions, they cannot alter the state of facts and evidence.