About Me

Hello and thanks for dropping by!

I’m a born and raised bilingual Montrealer who has been actively involved in managing inside sales, customer service, marketing, PR and communications in the power tool industry since 1993.

Though I love what I do, when you spend your days writing Features, Advantages, and Benefits about table saws, drill presses, planers and belt sanders, eventually you need to break it up a little.

You’ll find a mixed bag here. From an occasional short story, opinion piece, travel review, recipe, photo essay, or woodworking project; whatever I happen to be doing at the time to have fun and recharge the mental batteries.

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41 Responses to About Me

  1. I came by way of Arwen1968 and I’m glad I did 🙂

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  2. Liz says:

    Here’s another Canadian blogger! Glad I have found your blog through a friend. elizabethsvines

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  3. Oliana says:

    Salut!! bonjour! so happy I found your blog through another blogger from New York:) Oliana aka Cheryl-Lynn

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  4. This is quite an inspirational blog! Thank you for your contributions! I had to chuckle a bit when I discovered that I’m already following you on Instagram! Of course I am, and it isn’t a coincidence that I would love your blog as well. I’m looking forward to participating in new ideas that I wasn’t aware of like Thursday Doors and Wordless Wednsedays for starters.
    I really appreciate the subtle reminder, that perhaps we all write things that we get bored of from time to time, and in addition, it’s ok to have a modge podge of posts, not all relating to the other! I think sometimes in a quest to write for an “audience”, we can forget to write simply for our own pleasure.

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  5. jlfatgcs says:

    Norm, I’m so glad I found your blog. Love it!

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  6. Ellie P. says:

    Norm 2.0 – Your ‘name’ reminds me of my post: https://crossedeyesanddottedtees.wordpress.com/2015/12/21/dating-2-0/
    Love the mural of the guy painting the wall – fooled me totally, thought it was real at first!
    Keep on keepin’ on, and thanks for visiting my blog. 🙂

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  7. My great grandmother was from Montreal. I’ve always wanted to go there.

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  8. Hi Norm, I have nominated you for The Creative Blogger Award! I bet you are quivering in excitement… or perhaps you might be hitting your head against a wall repeating the phrase “Not another award, not another award!” You don’t have to accept this award, but I would love for you to pop over to my blog and come celebrate! There will be imaginary champagne, disco balls and a drumming cat! What more could one want? Hehe.

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    • Norm 2.0 says:

      Thanks Amanda. Awfully nice of you to think of me but I won’t be doing awards on my blog.
      Champagne, disco balls and a drumming cat eh? Sounds like fun. I’ll definitely swing by to check that out later 🙂

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  9. irinadim says:

    I nearly ended up in Montreal, but Canada wouldn’t have us in 1962 before we had spent two years in a western democracy. We came from Yugoslavia. Australia was less afraid of the reds under your bed. Cheers from Sydney 🙂 Irina

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  10. Sartenada says:

    Wow, bilingual sounds great.

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  12. joannesisco says:

    Hi Norm – I must have had a brain fart somewhere along the way because I thought I was following your blog until I noticed stuff on your twitter page I’d never seen. After reading several posts on your blog, I realized the omission … now corrected! 🙂

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    • Norm 2.0 says:

      No worries Joanne, I’ve done it before myself. That’s when I don’t inadvertently unfollow someone and then only discovery it days or weeks later.
      😦

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      • joannesisco says:

        I’ve also discovered the WP seems to do it to us as well. Other people have complained about it and I finally had it happen to me a few months ago… someone I had followed for months suddenly disappeared from my mailbox.
        It’s just one more thing to keep us on our toes 😉

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  14. Ah, customer service. I remember it well! Thank you Norm for reminding us 😊

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  15. alexraphael says:

    A new fan and follower. Hope you are having a nice weekend.

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  16. danicapiche says:

    Happy New Year, Norm! Wishing you a wonderful 2015.

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  17. Hi, I was nominated for the Harmony and Peace Award a couple of days ago. I decided, in turn, to nominate your blog since I believe that you deserve this recognition as well… http://naturespeakphotos.wordpress.com/2014/12/10/harmony-peace-award/

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  18. Marietta says:

    Thanks for stopping by and following my blog. Kind regards! 🙂

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  19. Trent Lewin says:

    I used to live in Montreal! Nice to meet you – and thanks for visiting over at my place, I appreciate it.

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  20. Thank you for finding and following my blog. I really like the mix of creativity on your blog, I also like to break things up a bit and I look forward to following you in the future. 🙂

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  21. enmanscamera says:

    It is nice to be in contact sir. Somehow you found the blog where I write about photography. If you browsed through my posts you will have noticed that, unlike your versatile and multi-topic blog, I only discuss photography.
    Now that I know about you I will take the time to wander through your many posts as I get to know you.

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    • Norm 2.0 says:

      Thank you so much for visit.
      Yes I was looking through some of your stuff – nice 🙂
      As for me I’m finding that photography is taking up more and more place on my blog. You comments and suggestions would be appreciated so please feel free to come back.

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  22. I like that you offer a variety. I’ll definitely be back.

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    • Norm 2.0 says:

      I have a wide variety of interests so hopefully it will help me come up with some good post ideas.
      Mind you, everything I’ve been reading about successful blogging says that focus on a specific topic is better. We’ll see, I guess.
      I hope you’ll find something here that you like.
      Thanks for stopping by!

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  23. Uncle Spike says:

    Hello newest Spikey! I know, a bit corny, eh, but that’s the term that has come to stick for those folk who are part of the clan known to be followers of Uncle Spike 🙂

    Thank you… I really appreciate that as I for one, know how many interesting and entertaining blogs are out there.

    My aim is to deliver an eclectic offering of posts, from my ‘point n shoot’ attempts at basic photography, to the sharing of my travel adventures over the decades, as well as day to day happenings here on the farm. Oh, plus a few observations on life as I see it, thrown in for good measure.

    My promise to you is not to be overbearing, just a couple of posts a day, maybe 3 at weekends if I have something special to share. But if you are at a loose end one day, maybe you’ll enjoy trawling through some of my older stuff too. I have added plenty of categories to help in said digging process.

    Thanks again and hope you have a great day…

    UNCLE SPIKE

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