I have given myself the name of the Meanderer. I am not sure why, except that I seldom seem to go in one direction. As Bob Dylan said, “with no direction home.” Being omnidirectional is rarely a good thing. My real name is John Eric Neufeld. Some of my friends call me Hans.
I am a recovering lawyer and a former teacher of Real Estate Transactions to law students at the University of Manitoba. I practiced law for about 40 years and taught at the University of Manitoba Faculty of law for about a decade. I am married to a woman who does not want to be mentioned on the Internet so I will try to respect that. I am the father of 3 brilliant sons and the grand father of the two most beautiful girls in Manitoba and the smartest young man under the age of 1 year. I have been told not to mention the names of the grand daughters so again, I will try to respect that as long as I can. I will wait for instructions about the grand son. No doubt they will come.
I am interested in many subjects. Partly as a result of that and partly as a result of natural incompetence and fundamental laziness I know very little about anything at all. But my interests are varied. That is why I have to meander through them. None will dominate my interests for too long.
Some of the things I am interested in (besides my family about whom I am largely not permitted to comment and yet intend to comment on from time to time in this blog), are the following: Nature (in particular wild flowers), the world of ideas, including philosophy, religion, politics, travel, literature, music, and art, among many others. I also love photography and intend to post photos from time to time. My photos usually reflect my interests.
If you like, lets meander together.