family growing up could best be described as nomadic.
Throughout his father's working career, the family
was transferred all over Canada. Thus ensued a
childhood discovering new cities, schools and
most of all, people.
his late teens the lure of travel to see other
places and people led to his first big adventure
with his high school friend Eric. During their
voyage of discovery through the United States
and Mexico, they encountered Mother Nature in
all her glory and people of all ages, races and
found them all fascinating. They also learned
a great deal about themselves. Their book "Then
There Was One" was the culmination of these
their big adventure, Murray worked for a few years
saving up enough money to go to university. After
graduation, a career in the petrochemical and
then pharmaceutical industries as a logistics
manager, occurred. Ultimately health issues caused
a rethink in career directions. A return to university
led to a totally different career as an addictions
counsellor. He was quoted as saying "it was
the worst paying and best job he ever had".
It was a very meaningful end to his working life.
Retired since 2005, he loves riding his motorcycle
and tinkering with an old one.
in life with his wife Karen, travel led them to
Hawaii and the Caribbean. They fell in love with
Hawaii and have travelled there many times. Cuba
has become a favourite destination as well. Business
travel afforded Murray the opportunity to explore
the Southwest United States as well as New York
City and New Jersey.
some ongoing health issues, he continues to travel.
Life continues to be an adventure!