This is me and my family, as we looked about 1992. That's me in
upper left, my son Nessim standing beside me, my daughter Becca in
of me, and my wife Barb beside her.
are my two kids, Becca on the left, and Nessim on the right. This is a
picture from when they were both very little, early 1979. We were
in a 3rd floor apartment then, in Hay River, NWT.
Becca being funny/pretty for her daddy and his camera. Also taken in
apartment early 1979. Isn't that red hair terrific?
Becca in Grandma Scott's house, approximately summer of 1980. I can't
for sure if that is a telephone fascination because I was working as a
telephone technician, or what.
Becca July 31/99. That's a "Are you really taking my picture, or are
Becca eating a piece of birthday cake on her 22nd birthday.
Nessim at our house in Whitehorse, Yukon. I'm not sure exactly when
was taken, but it's after his long hair phase and before his crew-cut
so I'd guess it's around 1997.
This picture of
Nessim was taken in the parking lot of his work (Unitech)
July 30/99. Isn't he handsome? Maybe I'm biased, but...
is me at home, playing pool. That cue I'm using is one I've had for
I bought it when I was still in my teens - it's older than my son. Yes,
we have a pool table. It's a 4 X 8 with 3/4" slate. I bought the table
new in 1991, about a year after we moved here. My favorite game is
pool, and in case you don't recognize it, that's the game Fast Eddie
Newman) played with Minnesota Fats (Jackie Gleason) in the movie The
ok, my face didn't freeze in this expession. That's just me goofing
when Becca took my picture. I'm ok now. Really.
I am relaxing in front of the TV.
is a picture of Barb playing her guitar. Music is a very big part of
life. People ask me 'how many instruments does Barb play' and my answer
is generally something like, 'as many as she has had contact with'.
was in university on a music major 'way back B.C. (Before Children).
that they have grown up and moved out she's getting back into music
For a few years there all she seemed to do is buy more instruments.....
was Barb doing one of her normal and frequent Bethany Music Director
when she had that responsibility) duties, sorting music. Keeping it
would be a snap if we'd just stop taking them out of the binders and
Here is one of my hobbies, a ball-bearing rollercoaster. I've dismantled it now, because I've started a new one. So far I've only started on the base for it. I learned a lot from building this one so the next one should be even better. The one in the prictures here started out as a small kit around Christmas time 1997 and was more than double the size of the kit in thse pictures. It was about 18 inches high and four feet long. It sat on our mantle in the living room.
is my Camaro. My license plate is XNTREK.
is our house. See, we DO get summer here in the Yukon - and I didn't
have to use a fast exposure setting on the camera to get a picture
On those rare extra-hot summer days here I set up this contraption. It's an old automotive radiator leaning up against a standard house fan, with tap water running through the radiator to the sprinkler on the front lawn. The air blowing through the radiator into the house is cooled by the tap water. All it cost me was the price of a few garden hose fittings and a standard heating system pressure regulator. It's not as good as a true air conditioner, but we seldom need such things here anyway, and this works quite well enough.
is another of my inventions. A few years ago I bought a new electric
mower. The old one, which I had been using for about 20 years, was
working well but the grass catcher was broken to the point where I
repair it any more - I'd have to replace it. I decided to buy a new
mower and eliminate the bagging instead. (It makes a big difference in
how the lawn looks, too.) So there I was with a very old mower that
worked. You may have noticed I have a picture of the front of our house
on this page, but no picture of the back. That's because it's still in
"greenbelt" condition, meaning it is left wild. I (infrequently) go
there and cut down a lot of it, but then I'm left with piles of brush:
what to do with it? At times like that I'd often thought of renting a
but it's about $100 for a day's use, and I never could get up that much
enthusiasm for chipping it up. So, I hit upon this idea of converting
old mower into a light duty chipper/mulcher. I took the wheels off and
fastened a scrap piece of plywood to the bottom, with a one-foot length
of 4" exhaust pipe (my only expense on this project) as an input tube.
I notched the edge of the plywood so it would fit on the top of my
so the output of the device spits directly into the wheelbarrow. When
wheelbarrow fills up as is shown in the picture, I lift off the mulcher
and wheel the mulch away for dumping. I'm spreading the mulch over the
ground so it will eventually fertilize the soil and hopefully retard
in the meantime.