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Photographer, writer, grandfather, graffiti mural promoter, social activist

Biography

I was a Quality Assurance consultant, with 24 years in telecommunications. My accomplishments were in a variety of technical and management positions, including in testing of end-to-end methods and systems validation.
I like Hawking, and Hockney, and sometimes hockey. I've a laid-back approach to life, and a good sense of humour. Divorced years ago, two kids, grown up now and moved out. I like to bike and canoe and camp - skate and ski in the winter. I'll watch some sports - NASCAR, skiing, soccer - NOT golf or bowling. Like to listen to blues, some classical. Not a fan of country.
My real passion now is writing - mostly Flash Fiction so far. Also into photography, especially of graffiti in Toronto and Ottawa. Plus I was an active volunteer in two youth groups that use graffiti murals as a tool to build stronger social networks in communities, prevent tagging, and beautify the area.
I've moved from a home on a quiet street in Sn'Orleans to an apartment in the bustle of downtown - and love it. No chores, walk everywhere, friendlier people

Note: These photos are all copyright Mike Young, but may be used without fee by individuals for non-commercial projects. For example, if you're building your own web site, and you don't make money from the site, feel free to use these photos, with credit. It is specifically prohibited for anyone other than the myself to include these images in a collection of clip art, whether for profit or not. If you use my photos, I would be grateful for a credit and, if possible, a link to www.ravensview.ca . If you would like to purchase a copy of one of my images, drop me an email and we can discuss price and shipping.

Interests

current affairs, writing, fiction, grandkids, quality assurance, photography, graffiti, social activism, urban art, graffiti murals