WELCOME
TO BRUCE'S
WEB PAGE

bruces pict
Callanish Stone Circle at Isle of Lewis, Scotland 2002

 

G'Day Eh?!
Now that I have established myself as a Ottawa Valley Canadian I'll tell you a little about myself.

I have been retired since 1991 and I am enjoying every moment of life. Previously I worked for the National Research Council in the Division of Microstructures, working in the field of Semiconductor Characterization which involved expertise in the fields of Electronics, Cryogenics, High Vacuum, Optics, Lasers and Software Programming. For 13 years I Volunteered at the National Aviation Museum in the Electronics and Audio/Visual Shop. Most of the work here involved designing digital and analog circuits, and developing program software for microcontrollers and audio storage chips, and mini computers called Raspberry Pi's used in various audio and video displays within the Museum. I was doing this approximately 12-15 hrs per week. After a 5 year hiatus I am now back again at the Museum doing 9-11 hours a week.

This past few years I have been involved with writing up my family history and had it published in September 2006. I am also the project administrator for the Kettles surname DNA Project. This hopefully will tie together some of the elusive Kettles lines that have stumped me in my genealogical research of the family.

My other interests involve Dowsing, Mediums, Formula 1 racing , Curling, Unlimited Hydroplane racing and Air Shows. I enjoy listening to music, mainly soft rock, some new age and 50's R&R, artists include, Vangelis, Enya, Fleetwood, Kitaro, Adams and CCR just to name a few. Of course the Pipes are always welcomed especially the Triumph Street, Peel Regional Police, Toronto Police, SFU and a little local band the Sons of Scotland. As a good Scot I make my own Haggis to celebrate St. Andrews Day and Robbie Burns Day. My interest in reading turns too such authors as Craig Thomas, Ben MacIntyre, Louise Penny, Giles Blunt, James Patterson, Lee Child, Pierre Berton (his historical stuff), Richard Rohmer and anything on the CF105 Arrow.

. During the summer it is the time to take in a number of Highland Games that are held in the Ottawa area. In the winter I look forward to escape South for a month visiting such countries as Australia, New Zealand, Scotland, Mexico, Morocco, Turkey, Thailand, Peru, Brazil, China, Equador and Guatemala

line

hydro pict

line

 
Blowing my Own Horn
[PERSONAL AWARDS and ACHIEVEMENTS]

H.M.C.S. Athabaskan Story

[My UNCLE'S MEMOIRS of WWII and as a POW]


The following sites are ones that I most frequently visit
and hope you get some enjoyment from visiting them

OTHER INTERESTS

H.M.C.S. Haida Naval Museum
H.M.C.S. Athabaskan G07 WWII
Nose Art & Aeronautical Links
National Aviation Museum
Marquetry
Martindales Conversion Charts (1000's of conversions)
Cyndi's Genealogy Lists...Lots of them
Canadian Genealogy Links

NEWSPAPERS
Local Newspaper Ottawa Citizen
Ottawa Sun

WEB PAGE STUFF

Very nice bordered backgrounds by Windy
HTML Design Guide

RECIPE LINKS

Dayles home page 1000's of recipe links
IChef...A favourite
Chatelaine Magazine Recipe Board
Kitchen Link Copy Cat Recipes
Five Roses
SOAR
Top Secret Recipes

line

Home Top Photos

Background by:Windy's Web Design

Hydroplane Photo by:Stephen Lane

Buttons Created by: Kean

Web Page Created by; Kean

This page was last updated MAy 2017