Many of you have shared some of
their most intimate moments of their life in your e-mails. I
suspect that the combination of going through an extreme traumatic
event coupled with the relative anonymity of the Internet has
allowed people to open up more then they usually would.
I for one have always had a certain
disdain for the relative recent phenomenon of divulging one’s
private information to the world. Yet, when the crisis hit home,
it felt quite natural and even imperative to at least share some
of my experiences with the rest of the planet.
The following quick bio’s sole
function is for you to get to know your messenger. It will provide
the necessary context for you to judge and weigh the information
provided on this Site.
First and foremost: I am
not a doctor, nor do I possess any training as a counselor.
Born in 1967 in the US, my parents, both German citizens working
for NATO, where quickly reassigned back to Europe. After stints in
Belgium, Germany and France, they both decide that Canada was to
become our permanent home. Thus, at the age of 14, I landed in N.
America once more and have since become a citizen of this
magnificent nation. After High school, I studied German literature
and language, first at the University of Waterloo, then at
Dalhousie U. in Halifax. To my dismay, I found out that an MA in
linguistics was about as useful as a nipple on a butterfly when it
came time to find gainful employment. I therefore retrained in the
IT field and am now crossing the continent developing web sites,
databases and painting houses.
As bios go this one is a tad on the
dry side, but hopefully it will suffice as a tool by which to
judge the rest of the information found
in these pages.