John Franks

"A great mentor of mine once said: Wow! I made a mistake!"

Meet John Franks. John is a retired music teacher who has produced musical theatre and also spent 3 years in Germany with the Canadian Armed Forces teaching music.

With the help of friends, he fulfilled one of his dreams of building himself a log cabin north of Toronto where he currently resides. The serene, peaceful setting allows John to commune with nature. When we met John at his cabin, he immediately reminded us of Henry David Thoreau. He enjoys his solitude away from the fast pace of the city and breathes deeply every moment of this natural haven.

At his cabin, we asked him three thought provoking questions.

  1. What is the most important advice you would have liked to have been given when you were young?
  2. What is best choice you made in your life and what was its impact?
  3. What are you still curious about?

Thank you, John, for sharing your thoughts and reminding us that it's through our mistakes that we grow and develop.