Born and raised in Hespeler, Ont., 60 odd years ago, James shares his observations on life through his hobbies: writing and photography. A chef by trade, he has been published in the Cambridge Times newspaper and the Cambridge Citizen magazine, and now here in Our Canada, where he tells us about his hometown’s big reunion in Hespeler Time! on page 54. James plans to release his writings in book form this fall, as well as two photo books. Still a resident of Hespeler, he is happily married to his wife Dale. The couple has three children, more than enough grandchildren and a “fur baby” border collie/blue heeler named Cooper.