at starbucks

At Starbucks

A horde of middle-school-aged boys and girls streamed through the front doors and stopped near my high-top table at Starbucks.

Writer's gremlin lost and found

Lost and Found

I found something recently, an unexpected outcome of writing more or perhaps the career change as a whole.

writing notebooks Mark Twain

Mark Twain

If you missed part one in this series, click here. “The secret of success is making your vocation your vacation.”...

classified advertisement

Classified Advertisement: Lost and Found

LOST: My sanity

Yonge Eglinton Toronto

Book Excerpt: Return to Toronto

As I approach Toronto I turn on the radio and sing along with Everclear’s “Santa Monica.”

Canoe exam day

Book Excerpt: Canoe Exam Day

The next morning was our last day on the water. Dreary clouds hung low over us, casting gloom over canoe...

learning to canoe

Book Excerpt: Learning to Canoe

In November of my first term of college, I learned how to flatwater canoe around my 35th birthday.

Fake it 'til you make it

Book Excerpt: Fake It ‘Til You Make It

Every role I’ve taken since leaving Boston College has required some element of “fake it ’til you make it”.

on gun laws and reform

Reflection: On Gun Laws

I am unlikely to get through this post on gun laws and reform without someone yelling at me about the...

January 2017 results lesson learned

Book Excerpt: Lesson Learned

We loaded canoes and as we shoved off shore, a steady rain fell.

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