*Freelance writer/photographer/editor/oral storyteller
*Editor, Port Hole, the quarterly magazine of Canadian Power and
Sail Squadrons, a volunteer organization devoted to teaching and
promoting safe boating - 1997 continuing.
*Columnist for Prairie Messenger, published weekly by the Benedictine
monks at St. Peter's Abbey, Muenster, SK, mid-1980s continuing.
*Columnist and editorial writer for the Foam Lake Review - 1983
*Reviewer, Tundra books (children's and young adult), and boating,
safety and environment-oriented books for Port Hole.
*In progress: Canadian Book of Days, joint authorship with Harvey
Grossman, background and current celebrations, sacred, ethnic, historical,
national, folk days as celebrated in Canada.
MOST RECENT MAJOR PROJECTS:
2007: Contributing writer, Saskatchewan Book of Everything: Everything
You Wanted to Know About Saskatchewan and Were Going to Ask Anyway,
edited by Kelly-Anne Riess, published
by MacIntyrePurcell Publishing,
2008: Truth or Tale, Documentary TV Series - SCN, the stories, storytellers
and landscapes of Saskatchewan, 13-week series. Recreated as a 14-disk
box set DVDs in 2008. Winner, Tourism Saskatchewan Creative Excellence
Award (2008) and winner Worldfest Houston Film Festival, USA, Gold
Lone Star Remi Award for Best Cultural Film & Video, 2008.
2010 to December 2015: editor, Lögberg-Heimskringla, the Icelandic
bi-weekly published out of Winnipeg, covering all things Icelandic
across Canada, the USA and Iceland, the oldest continuously published
ethnic newspaper in Canada.
2011: First Encounters: Served as a Norse resource for an educational
multimedia online resource for grades 8 to 12, a 3D interactive
game that allows players to experience some aspects of first encounters
between guides the Norse and the Thule circa 1000 C.E., and the
French and the Mi'kmaq in the 1500s. The project was headed by the
Centre for Indigenous Research, Learning and Education (CIRCLE)
at Carleton University, and is available online at http://firstencounters.ca/en/
2011: Author, The Prairie Does Flourish: Sisters of St. Elizabeth,
100 years of blooming on Canadian soil, a history of the Congregation
in Humboldt, published by the Sisters of St. Elizabeth, Humboldt,
2011: Editor, Starting Out: A young man's search, life after school,
in written conversations with a 75-year-old mentor, Rob Miller with
Dennis Dwyer, prepared for the Dobson Centre for Entrepreneurial
Studies, Desautels Faculty of Management, McGill University, 2011
2013: Editor, Beyond Belief: Agnostic musings for 12 Step life,
finally, daily reflections for nonbelievers, freethinkers and everyone,
author Joe C., Rebellion Dogs Publishing
2014: Editor/researcher/occasional writer, local community history
book, The Wynyard Story: An Historic Journey of a Saskatchewan Community,
841 pps, layout and photos, Audrey Shepherd, published by Wynyard
Town Council, launched October 2014
2015: Oral storyteller, Sasktel MAX TV documentary on Storytelling
in Saskatchewan, 30-minute show, part of a group of five, now available
on YouTube at
In Progress: Canadian Book of Days, with Harvey Grossman, background
and current practices, sacred, ethnic, historical and national special
days and folk festivals.