Get to know David Cohen

Posted on Monday, October 4, 2021

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What is your job title?

I am a Programmer Analyst but consider myself a software developer.

Where did you complete your studies?

I have a science degree from the University of Winnipeg, of which I am very proud.

What is your secret superpower?

You think it and I can write it down. You will be amazed at how accurately I can express your thoughts on paper.

What is your hidden passion?

Used bookstores. I lived in Montreal for 18 years and I watched them slowly disappear, one by one. In Ottawa, the basement of St. Vincent de Paul in Westboro is a good source of second-hand books, music, and movies, but the best is Berry & Peterson Booksellers in Kingston.

What is your guilty indulgence?

I have watched every James Bond movie at least once, and I collect original editions of novels by Erskine Caldwell.

What is your unknown / hidden talent?

I can skip stones without peer. I also make the best soup.

What is the best advice you’ve been given?

Always be yourself EVEN IF you can be Batman, and you don’t want to be Batman. He is obsessed, depressed, misanthropic, and his mother dresses him funny…

What’s one thing most people don’t know about you?

Everyone knows that I have ADHD (Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder), but people don’t understand the impact it has on my life. What works for everyone else doesn’t work for me, in so many ways, on so many levels – and I always wanted to know how lightbulbs work…

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