Times are changing. 2018 is almost over and 2019 is about to begin. Some things may be changing in my personal life (maybe to be explored in future posts).
I have decided to “celebrate” by starting a blog.
My name is Kevin Lacquement. Like most people, the question “Who am I” has multiple answers.
Firstly, I am a husband and a father. Between my loving wife and two beautiful children, my family manages to keep me fairly busy. It can be hard but rewarding work. If you are looking for instant rewards, parenthood isn’t for you; however, if you want to make a long-term investment, I can highly recommend it.
Secondly, I am a technician in the Royal Canadian Navy. Earlier in my career, this meant that I spent a lot of time away from home, either for training or for various missions. It can be a rewarding career, but it is unfortunately directly opposed to my primary goal of being with my family. My current posting at Urban Search and Rescue means that I don’t deploy as much; however, this is not a permanent postion. For this and other reasons, I will soon (on a government timescale) be bringing my naval career to a close.
I am also an amateur writer. I consider myself to be in very early stages of my development as a writer. I don’t have much else to say about that right now. If you want to know more, please allow my writing to speak for itself.
Thanks to Guitars for Vets, I am a beginning guitar player. They connect military veterans with the tools to express themselves through music.
If you have a guitar gathering dust in your basement, or if you think you can help by teaching, please consider contacting them. It may not be obvious, but music helps settle the mind.
This is not my first attempt at making a blog. Hopefully, however, it will be the final one.
If you’re looking for some statement about what direction I plan to take with my site, you’re looking in the wrong place. I don’t have any major long-term goals with this site. Like the subheading says, this is going to be random ramblings. I have sub-sites for more focussed material.
This site was generated using Hugo, and hosted on Netlify. This means that everything on this site is pre-rendered HTML. It also means that when you hear about the latest security flaw in a popular blogging platform, this site, as well as any others using the JAMStack system, will not be affected.
Another advantage of pre-rendering my site is speed. If, by some miracle, this site becomes insanely popular, the combination of Hugo’s pre-rendering and Netlify’s distribution system means that there won’t be extra delays caused by on-the-fly page generation
I hope that, as I move along this blogging journey, I will be able to provide useful information to at least some of you. Thanks for reading.