I have many interests and abilities and consider my writing and verbal ability to be my best asset although I have been active in the arts field for many years. I have studied poetry writing with graduate classes at the university level. As a photographer I have studied with Ansel Adams and have been exhibited nationally in Canada and also have photos in the Alberta Art Foundation collection as well as having 3800 photos and negatives in the Alberta provincial archives. As an actor I have had 15 speaking roles in films and TV work and I am a member of ACTRA. As a singer I have sung with the Calgary Opera chorus in Aida and I continue to sing classical material with my present choir. My reading material is mostly non-fiction (history, anthropology, religious studies by writers such as Karen Armstrong and Simon Schama. I continue to be fascinated by the works of great fiction writers and poets, e.g., Cees Nooteboom, Dante, T.S. Eliot, Dante, Wordsworth,Yeats and, of course, Shakespeare.