Two New Websites

January 21, 2017
In my ongoing efforts to move my websites to a more secure host, I have now setup a couple of separate websites to host my family history work and my work in computer graphics & renderings. It will take a while to get everything setup, but the new addresses are and

I am also going to add a mirror of my WebTrees website that was setup in September, which contains my entire family tree in a user-friendly format, and will add a link when that is complete.

New Family Tree Website

September 12, 2016
For those who have been wanting updated information on the family history, I have finally gotten around to building a new dedicated family history website and posting it online.

Some of you may remember that in the early 2000s I posted a large family tree to the Rootsweb site. It was very popular, and that ended up being its downfall. While being a fulltime graduate student, and a fulltime employee of the university, and a fulltime caregiver for my disabled parents, I was also getting bombarde...
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Happy Canada Day!

July 1, 2015
Happy Canada Day to all of my fellow proud Canadians, and to everyone around the world who wish they were Canadian. This is the greatest country on Earth, and we should all be proud of what we have built together though the past two centuries through sacrifice and a strong sense of community! 

Happy Canada Day!

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My Grandmother...

January 18, 2015
Today marks the 50th anniversary of the death of my grandmother. I never got the chance to know her - I wouldn't be born for more than a decade yet - but everyone I know who knew her spoke well of her. I wish I had gotten the chance to meet her and get to know her.

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Happy Canada Day!

July 1, 2014
Happy Canada Day to all who are proud to be Canadian, and all those who wish they were Canadian. This truly is the greatest country to live in, and we should all be proud of the society we have built together though the past two centuries or so. 

Happy Canada Day!
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Burns Day!

January 26, 2014
Happy Burns Day to all of my friends and family in Scotland and abroad!

This year's celebration is especially meaningful to me as this is the first Burns Day that I have been aware of two lines of Scottish ancestry. I always knew my paternal grandmother's family was from Fife, Scotland, and had traced their family line back to the 1600s, but last summer I also learned that my maternal grandfather was part Scottish.

The Frazer family emigrated from an unknown part of Ireland in the mid-nineteent...
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Christmas Wishes

December 25, 2013

Midnight has passed, and now it is Christmas Day!

Merry Christmas to all of my friends and family, and all of the wonderful people who I have met online through my various ventures. May you have a great holiday season, and a prosperous new year!


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Christmas Letter 2013

December 25, 2013

Dear Friends, Family, and Followers,

I cannot believe that another year has passed so quickly. Every year seems to fly past faster than the previous one. It seems like only yesterday that I was counting down the final moments of 2012 and cheering for the optimism and hope of 2013. Now it is Christmas again, and as always I enjoy reconnecting with old friends and family, and making new ones. It is a joyous time, and I hope everyone is able to celebrate it and enjoy some much deserved holidays.


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The Holodomor

November 16, 2013
This week the local Ukrainian community is holding an annual feast to commemorate the Holodomor which occurred in the Ukraine in 1932/1933. Although my own Ukrainian ancestors left Europe in the 1900s, and were therefore not affected by it, it is still worth remembering the dark times some people have lived through, in the hope that it will never be allowed to happen again.

The Holodomor was a famine in the Ukraine and Cossack territories that last through 1932 and 1933, and which killed milli...

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Rememberance Day

November 11, 2013

As Remembrance day arrives again, and people around the world (or at least the Commonwealth) take time to remember the sacrifices of so many young men and women in too many wars, peacekeeping missions, and 'police actions', it is also a good time for individuals to look back on their own family members and extended family members who served. Whether they were killed, injured, or simply gave years of their lives for the common good, it is worth remembering what they did for all of us.

For my...

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