An encounter with Catherine Raven -
Not Exactly Normal
My friends have known for some time that I am not exactly normal. That is to say, I have not followed a traditional career path of someone who went to primary school in a small town in southwestern Ontario in the 1950s. My parent’s neighbours eventually got used to Mounties at their door asking questions as security checks were carried out for working for a Cabinet minister or crisscrossing the country with visiting members of the Royal Family or the Pope. My latest venture however, has caught them by surprise. Now my conversation is sprinkled with the word submarine and this can make casual meetings go off the rails in a flash.