Canadian Author :
Since my retirement, I've become one [or two] of Vineland's finest authors. I can boast that because there are only one or two of us in Vineland! What fuels my creative juices are a cup of coffee, maybe a Snickers bar, and of course, inspiration from one of my detective writing heroes, Robert B. Parker.
As a senior, I'm exercising whatever talent I still do have, in becoming a published Canadian Author, a Niagara Web Designer, and a Niagara Scenery Photographer.
So, if you need suggestions, some grammar touch-ups in your secretive manuscript, phone me. I used to be an editor at a newspaper and have experience in getting books and poems published. Maybe you’ve got a novel tucked away there in your closet somewhere; I can show you how to get that thing "out there". It might cost you a coffee, and maybe, a doughnut.
Niagara Web Design :
I have a Webmaster’s Certificate from Mohawk College dated December 31, 2007. Over the past decade, I’ve enjoyed designing my own websites and hosting them through my server “godaddy”.
So, I’m a senior geek guy who can help other Niagara seniors conquer their fear of the computer, of writing and of using their digital camera. I don’t have a business, so assistance could be as cheap as a Timmy’s.
Maybe you want to put a family history on a website or some of your poems or short stories. Why not? I can design an attractive website for you and put it on the internet, so your friends and family can appreciate your writing or photos through another medium than Facebook. It's understood that designing and hosting a website costs more than a mere Timmy's or a doughnut. But a phone call is still free -- sort of.
Phone John: 905-562-7821
Niagara Scenery Photography :
I used to do the occasional wedding but have never succeeded in making a career of it -- though I got nice results with which my couples were delighted. Ever since I had a shoulder injury, I've gotten rid of my heavy Nikon D700, and invested in a digital pocket camera. II apply my photographer's eye now to it, and still get great results.. You can Google,John Hartig Spring and Autumn Photos.
So, the world goes on with younger people taking over the wedding business, and hobbyists, like me, taking pictures of landscapes and flowers instead.
Photography: what a great hobby to have, whether you are a professional or an enthusiast! Ah, if we could only turn all the guns in the world into cameras!
Senior Geek Helping Other Seniors:
John decided to make himself available to other seniors in NIagara who want to become more comfortable with the computer, their digital camera, or maybe just some advice on writing. Maybe you are stuck in your own Canadian crime novel or maybe it's your memoir or your family history? Maybe you want to create a nicely designed website for your wedding, your ancestry or small business? John can design that for you and also host the website! Maybe you want to get your novel or ancestry published? John can help you get that done too.
Let's see: writing and Niagara web design? Oh yes, the camera! John is willing to go on field trips around the Niagara Region with you and your camera [his own too, of course] to capture those lovely scenic photos that you've always wanted for your living room or bedroom wall? We can discuss navigating the digital camera, and at the same time, snag some nice photos of Niagara scenery. Think photography! Spring and autumn in Niagara have such lovely colours. Why miss them?
Contact John in the Niagara Region: