Who am I?
Richard G. Kastelein
- Been known as a 'grottie yottie' while living barefoot onboard our sailing vessel in the Caribbean for ten years.
- Built a 1.3 million dollar catamaran in Brazil in 2004.
- Publisher and founder of www.freepressgroup.eu - a group of online publications that work with over 300 academics and media creatives who focus on progressive politics and ideas.
- Open Source CMS junkie having been in movement since phpnuke all the way to Joomla.
- Viral web projects including thankyouqwest.org and unassociatedpress.net covered by NYT's, USA Today, IHT, CNN and more...
- Sailed across Med and Atlantic with wife in 1994 on small sailboat. Pacific in 1991.
- Interviewed Canada's first woman astronaut, Roberta Bondar, about what the Northern Lights looked like from above... while looking at them from below in the Canadian Arctic.
- Did over 100 restaurant and bar reviews as Editor of What's ON St. Martin and St. Martin's Week.
- Published on demand print book by Chris Floyd on Amazon.com called 'Empire Burlesque' for under 100 euro. Published Oceania by Andre Vltchek for less.
- Devised and innovated on new system to deliver a Quest 3D environment on the web using a wowza flash streamer, advanced streaming capture solutions, and delivery on a linux server.
- Broke story and uncovered a human smuggling ring as an investigative reporter in St. Maarten - after 25 bodies were found floating in sea.
- Wrote the Hitchhiker's guide to the sea, the first travel guide on crewing on sailboats in 1991 after sailing around the world hitching on yachts.
- Delivered sailboats for a year between the Virgin Islands and St. Maarten for Sunsail.
- Fathered three lovely daughters all currently under seven.
- Married to Groningse for a dozen years.
What do I do?
- Write, photograph, design, code, dream, organize, structure, feed, mould, shape, feel, warp, laugh, smile, elucidate, innovate, invigorate, appreciate, empathize, sympathize, enterprise...
What do I want?
- Creative Work that tests the core of who I am and makes a difference.