Birthdate: February 17, 1945, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
Graduated Nutana Collegiate Institute, Saskatoon 1962
Attended University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon 1962-68
Major in Drama and Education
Writer and poet for student newspaper The Sheaf 1962-68
Editor of yearbook Greystone 1966-67
Secretary of Student Council 1967-68
Standard A Teaching Certificate 1968
Teacher of English and Art in Australia and New Zealand 1969-71
Forest Officer in charge of forest fire prevention and suppression in Yukon and BC 1971-78; freelance forest fire suppression in BC 1991-93
Owner/operator of movie theatre and manager of freight co-operative on Salt Spring Island, BC 1978-91
Editor/Publisher of newspaper in Ross River, Yukon 1973
Free-lance writer of articles, letters, applications, résumés, etc 1980-present
President of CYMK (Ukrainian-Canadian youth group), Saskatoon 1964-65
Resident of Mohyla Ukrainian Institute, Saskatoon 1960-62, 1964-65
Dancer with Yevshan and Lusia Pavlychenko's group, Saskatoon 1964-68
With Yevshan I danced in a Saskatchewan Jubilee movie in 1965, at Expo 67 several times, at the Canadian National Exhibition and for Queen Elizabeth in Ottawa in 1967.
With Mary Tkachuk's youth choir I sang and played guitar in Toronto, Ottawa and Montréal at Expo 67, all in 1967.
Variously, I worked at a mine in the Australian desert, fixed yachts on the Spanish island of Ibiza, repaired Volkswagens in Nigeria, tended bar in Canada, Spain and New Zealand, played guitar in a restaurant in Australia, drove a van in England, and crossed the Sahara in an old army truck.