Fred writes about himself:
I have noted that when I have made changes in my life, it has a positive effect. Examples of the changes is that I have moved and lived in a few places during my lifetime. Here are examples:
13 years old – Moved with my family from Thunder Bay inNorthern Ontario to Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
20 years old – hitched hiked to Europe and through Africa and settled in South Africa 1 year later.
44 years old – returned to Canada and lived in Toronto after traveling for 30,000 km throughout Canada.
67 years old – moved to Victoria, British Columbia where I am currently located.
70 years old – traveled for 5 months through Africa, from Cape Town to Cairo.
As background, I also am involved in Toastmasters for the past 14 years and have acquired the Distinguished Toastmaster award. I also have been involved in indoor rowing for about 16 years (on rowing machines) and have participated in two World Championships held in Boston and have rowed the equivalent of more than twice around the world. (current distance is over 97,000 km).