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Our Vanishing Act





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Background Information

In one life. we reside in historic Walkerville, home of world-famous Canadian Club whisky. In our other life, we travel to exotic locales.


We have two adult offspring, co-owned three advertising/marketing agencies, have produced numerous traditional and new media projects, thanks in large measure to the adoption of Apple desktop publishing technology way back in 1985, developed by mercurial Steve Jobs (we miss ya Steve!).


We operate a traditional/new media hybrid publishing company based in Windsor Ontario.

We've produced and/or collaborated over 60 books, including our own several best-selling titles:

  • Brewed in Windsor: A Tasty History

  • Windsor: Before & After

  • 5000 Ways You Know You're From Detroit (International Bestseller)

  • 500 Ways You Know You're From Windsor (Canadian bestseller- 3 editions)

  • A Forgotten City- Images of Windsor, 1940-1980 (Canadian  Bestseller)

  • Windsor Then- A Pictorial Guide of Windsor Ontario's Glorious Past (Canadian  Bestseller)

  • The Best of the Times Magazine ((Canadian  Bestseller: 1st and 2nd edition) 

  • Postcards From the Past- Windsor and the Border Cities.


For 8 years, we produced 61 issues of a community magazine called The Walkerville Times, later renamed The Times Magazine, while supporting an online blog called Windsor Then Windsor Now and several FaceBook Groups.

Our home base is in the Border Cities region of Windsor-Detroit: the historical 19th century company town still called Walkerville by the locals.

Chris travelled extensively before meeting Elaine in 1980- the couple married in 1986- and they spent a year searching for paradise in a backpacking honeymoon trip around the world. The stories contained in this blog are all true; no names have been changed to protect the innocent, as they typically do not need it, and the guilty love the attention.

For the past 8 years, we've been performing a Vanishing Act: disappearing from winter then reappearing in tropical climes, particularly SE Asia.

This blog is a collection of travel stories, videos and photos; enjoy the ride!

We wanted to see how many photos of the two of us we could gather in one place!
Click on any image to view the slideshow.


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