Take The Loss

Take The Loss

I recently helped organize an event called Podcamp, a “digital unconference” designed to provide the community of Halifax and beyond with the ability to share their digital life story. When the event ended, we asked people for their honest feedback about...
Say Please? No Thank You.

Say Please? No Thank You.

I’m a dad. More than anything else, that’s my full time gig. And as a father, I do my best to try to instill good manners in both of my children. My wife and I don’t deliver without a please and we don’t walk away without a thank you. I think...
What Do You Expect?

What Do You Expect?

Today, I was sitting around doing a little bit of work and listening to Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee, something I like to do while I’m working, when I realized that I am as much of a problem as anyone else. People are the worst. I was listening to an episode...
Urban Monastacism

Urban Monastacism

So, I read a book. Don’t everybody clap at once. I need to read 11 more this year to hit my goal of 12 in 2018. But I’d like to talk a little about some key takeaways from this particular book, because it’s actionable for just about anyone. Urban...
My People

My People

This coming weekend I get to experience the equivalent of my community Christmas. It is an event that I’ve been involved with for almost 5 years called Podcamp Halifax. Podcamp Halifax is a free, community driven event where individuals get to speak about their...
Comedy Classes and Instagram Ads

Comedy Classes and Instagram Ads

Lately I’ve been very into Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee. I love Jerry Seinfeld as a standup comedian. His ability to recognize and magnify the funny in the mundane is unparalleled. I was never a fan of Seinfeld, the show, although I’m considering going...
Just My Imagination

Just My Imagination

My kids are very different. My son is logical. Things are real. When I tell a story he often asks, “is that real?” and when I say no, he sort of dismisses the story. In the words of Will Farrell; “you sit on a throne of lies.” My daughter on...
Read The Obits. Then Have Breakfast.

Read The Obits. Then Have Breakfast.

Lately I’ve been watching a lot of Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee. Well, listening mostly. If you haven’t watched it before, it’s a show where Jerry Seinfeld (whose comedy I love but whose show I did not care for) drives around in really fantastic,...
Can You Do 50 Pushups?

Can You Do 50 Pushups?

I don’t mean all at once. I don’t mean in a row. Let’s say in a day? Could you do 50 pushups in a day? Not even real pushups! I mean, I’m not talking about imaginary pushups or virtual pushups. I just mean you can do them from your knees or you...
What Would It Look Like If You Were Happy?

What Would It Look Like If You Were Happy?

It’s a question we think AROUND all the time. I say around because we don’t actually think about THIS question. We think a lot about similar questions. What would make me happy? How can I get that thing that makes that person happy? Have you ever heard of...