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William A Gardner Writer

William A Gardner, B.Sc., B. Arch.

No Straight Lines

Life seldom follows a straight path. It meanders like a restless rippling stream, flowing over and around obstacles and bouncing with a splash off rocky shores. Where it may lead is, more often than not, a mystery. In the hurricane, we recognize the force of fate, while in a tranquil garden fate hides and sunlight weaves hope from ephemeral dreams. Even light does not travel in straight lines.

William's early life was in a small northern Ontario town that tumbled down a slope between a large lake and a larger forest. Later it was Calgary and the foothills of Alberta. He has always been the observer and chronicler. His special interests are in the fields of culture, economics and history. In these places, one finds fertile ground to grow stories about the human condition and the fundamental drivers of individual action and societal change.

Having accumulated many skills and several careers over the years, William has recently taken up writing full time. A story of his was shortlisted in the Robyn Harrington Memorial 'In Places Between' 2019 fiction contest. He is currently working on both a non-fiction and fiction book.

He has lived and worked across Canada and travelled extensively around the world. He currently lives with his wife in Calgary.



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