September 2007 I became profoundly deaf, after 49 years of normal hearing. My life changed. I re-discovered the world. Buddhist, meditation, group therapy, counselling, 12 step programs, and now a journey of self discovery through writing are mollifying this soul that has more than a few dings in it. Born in the Nova Scotia, raised in Toronto, and now living, mending, and tending to my cracks with my wife, my dog, and two cats.