Hi, I’m Gran Stan. Welcome to my world!

My full name is Stan Dupan Dride but I answer to Gran Stan or sometimes just Stan. Dupan is an old family name that was given to me in honor of my great grandfather on my mother’s side. He was a lumberjack in Canada that loved living life and experiencing everything it had to offer. I’m a lot like him so carrying his name as part of my own is indeed an honor. So, a little about me.

If you know a guy like me, you may think they’re fun, quirky, outgoing, humorous, and perhaps a bit flighty. If you’re married to a guy like me, you are probably exhausted.

It took me a long time to find out what drives me and makes me tick. Along the way, I’ve met other people that are similar to me. New ideas are the alarm clock that wakes us up in the morning. We can’t remember to put new soap in the shower when the old one runs dry because our minds are distracted by the new possibilities that woke us up. Nothing is more fun than creating something new. 

I call these people “shinies” because they are always distracted by something shiny and new. And most of the time, I feel like I’m the leader of the pack. Not because I’m an actual leader, I’m just really good at being a shiny! Being shiny is fun and allows for endless possibilities. If you follow along, you’ll see what shinies are all about.

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