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The whole modern world has divided itself into Conservatives and Progressives. The business of Progressives is to go on making mistakes. The business of the Conservatives is to prevent the mistakes from being corrected.
– G.K. Chesterton (1874 – 1936)

Russ Campbell
The Cycroft.​com,, and group of websites is published and edit­ed by me, blog­ger and out­door pho­tog­ra­pher, Rus­sell (Russ) CampbellThese Web pa­ges are mainly about photography, birds and politicshowever, in time I plan to cover a wider range of sub­jects.

I was born in Kingston, Jamai­ca, W.I. and moved to Cana­da in my teens. Af­ter a ca­reer dur­ing which I was at dif­fer­ent times a chief fi­nan­cial of­fi­cer, a chief in­for­ma­tion of­fi­cer, a chief op­er­at­ing of­fi­cer and a con­sul­tant, I became a blogger and “dis­cov­ered” dig­i­tal photography.

My commentary and essays have appeared in print and on several websites, including the following: Burlington PostCanada.comHamilton Spectator, National PostOur BurlingtonOttawa Citizen and Times Colonist.  In 2011, essays and selected blog entries of mine were published on Postmedia Network’s ( The Real Agenda blog. And links to my blog have been featured in the Best of the Blogs section of

I am interested in politics, photography, birds, in­for­ma­tion technology, fam­ily re­search, cre­ative writing and sports, so you can expect’s pages to cover these areas eventually in one way or another.

My wife, De­nisé, and I live at Burling­ton, On­tario, Canada where I spend my time pho­tograph­ing na­ture and writing as a con­ser­v­a­tive who be­lieves that com­mon sense and in­de­pen­dent think­ing trump po­lit­i­cal dogma and that partisanship should not trump civic duty.
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Con­tact: russ [at] russ-campbell [dot] com
Hakuna matata,
Russ Campbell