Many years ago I played an interesting game with my mother called “who are you?” Essentially you ask someone “who are you?” (obviously) when they answer you say, “Thank you. who are you?” What the game is attempting to elicit is how someone defines themselves. Most of us would start with our names, then our relationships, then perhaps what we do. If you have never tries this I suggest you give it a go, it is much harder than you expect.
- I am David Fraser Hamel.
- I am the son of Ronald George Hamel and Margaret Kathleen Hamel. My father’s family came to the new world with Cartier and Cabot and my mother’s family came over on the Mayflower. My family were loyalists who fled the American revolution and rebels who fought in the Red River Rebellion. My ancestors were pioneers and farmers, sailors and soldiers.
- I am a husband to Zuimei Okuyama, a brother to Renée and Nicole, and an uncle to Daniel, Josh, Isaac and Grady.
- I am an artist and an athlete.
- I currently work as the Web Analytics Implementation Lead for one of the big banks here in Canada.
That’s about it for now. It’s much harder than expected.