Here Is What Happened: A Black Man’s Discoveries and Decisions is an autobiographical account of the life of Thomas MacDonald, who was born in Bermuda in 1953 and later emigrated to the United States. While in Bermuda, Thomas attended the Bermuda Technical Institute, a boys only high school. He spent his formative years in Somerset, where he was an avid swimmer and learned to sail comet class sailboats. Thomas’s work career was in TV Production, banking, then accounting for a Dutch-held insurance company. By 1984 he had become the second Bermudian to head an offshore company. While Living in Bermuda, Thomas developed a passion for photography and began keeping a personal journal.
Landing in Chicago in 1985, Thomas worked for Marshall Field’s at its flagship department store on State Street. There he met his lifelong partner, Bill Henning. While still living in Chicago, Thomas took a job with the Bermuda Department of Tourism, and in 1998 he was promoted to head up the Boston office. The couple relocated to Salem, Massachusetts, where they still reside. In 2005 Bermuda Tourism assigned Thomas to establish an office in London.
After retiring from the tourism office, Thomas worked for a decade as Director of Sales for the Hawthorne Hotel in Salem. He retired at the end of 2016.
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