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Paddling the Black River

It’s been ten long years… The last time I went paddling in any kind of boat was in 2006 when I last lived in Raleigh.  Back then, Laura (of whitewater wedding fame) took a few of us out to paddle at midnight in the cooling pool of the nuclear power...

Jon Snadden (1952-2015)

This morning we lost a very special friend, Jon Snadden. Jon had been in hospital for a while and passed away peacefully this morning surrounded, as I understand it, by his family. Although I hadn’t seen Jon in many years, his friendship still meant a lot to me.  You see,...

The power of a photograph

I was texting with my daughter the other day and we got to talking about some old family photographs I’d recently posted on FB — ones of she and her late mother that she’d never seen before. I could tell she was affected by them and she said happily that...

What I'm doing now

My latest venture is as a Content Strategist for Red Hat, the world’s leading open-source company.  I’m also a PMI-certified project manager with years of successful experience delivering technical, training, and creative projects on time and on budget. Check LinkedIn for my profile and full downloadable resume (you have to be logged into LinkedIn to see the resume).

Award-winning photography

Before Red Hat, I was a photographer for a number of years, doing weddings and racing cars (quite a combination… don’t you think?).  Check the portfolio (in the main menu, above) for some photo assignments, or click to see my general photography, or racing car photos, or weddings and portraits. You can also check out my gallery on ViewBug.

Constructing WordPress websites

Another example of open-source software is WordPress, the website-building platform and  nowadays it’s all about the mobile.  Check out the responsive websites I’ve built for people economically and quickly in the web design part of my portfolio.

Video and video editing

Who wouldn’t like to be in on the making of a motion picture?  It’s tons of fun!  I’ve only been part of one major production, but here’s a case study of our film project in the video section of  the portfolio and a few other video samples I’ve toyed with in the video-related posts in the blog.

Racing days!

Car racing has been in my blood since age 14 when my close friend David pulled out his Scalextric racing set.  I love all forms or car racing and even spent six fabulous years of wheel-to-wheel kart racing on racetracks in eastern Canada including several International-level races, and a stint at the Jim Russell Racing School in a Formula Ford.  Nowadays, racing fun is confined to using a camera — check out the images at my racingcarphotos.com site.

Genealogy

I first got interested in family history when I started to near the age that I remembered my grandparents to be when I was young.  As well as researching family history, I also looked into the CADZOW name, which is not overly common.   All the findings are here on cadzowhistory.org
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Website: College Bound, the movie

You may remember Carl “the coach” Bailey, who came to us for his actor website about a year ago after leaving his career as a high school teacher to pursue his dream of acting.
Well, he’s back and now he’s a Producer too!

Website: Lana Read, director

Lana Read is the founder of Garnet Films, in Cincinnati — a female-owned film production company that provides independent filmmakers with all the services they need to make their film project rattle and hum. She needed her website to rattle and hum too.