Book Excerpt: The Thrill of Whitewater Canoeing

The portage appeared as we paddled around the pink granite bend, the trailhead shimmering like a mirage in the haze...

what do you do

Answering the “What Do You Do?” Question

When I worked in finance, I always had a succinct answer to the standard small talk question “so, what do you...

StrengthsFinder 2.0 by Tom Rath

Book Review: StrengthsFinder 2.0

StrengthsFinder 2.0 By Tom Rath 174 pp. Gallup Press. $25 CAD (online at Amazon.ca) or $15 USD (online at Amazon.com)....

swiftwater rescue swimming

Book Excerpt: Unwinding after Swimming

I got off the bus back at the lodge and headed straight for the cabin. I didn’t want to be...

learning curve

Career Change: Climbing the Learning Curve

It’s been five years since I decided to apply to Algonquin College’s ODAN program. Five. Years. It’s been three years...

2016 round-up

2016 Round-Up: Your Top 16 in ’16

THANK YOU. You’ve visited this site more than 26,000 times in 2016. You’ve liked, shared, and commented on Facebook. You’ve...

swiftwater rescue swimming

Book Excerpt: Swiftwater Rescue Failure

I stood near the eddy in a faded mauve and blue wetsuit, shifting my weight left, right, left, right, toying...

fall camp

Book Excerpt: Welcome to Fall Camp

I crept to the edge of the rock as a nineteen year-old flung herself off of it into the swift...

Algonquin College in the Ottawa Valley lessons learned

3 Lessons Learned from my First Term of Teaching

As I make my way through grading 25 marketing and small business proposals, here are three lessons learned from my...

Arrival at WT

Book Excerpt: Arrival

My bus chirped with the sounds of friends getting caught up after a summer away and second year students getting...

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