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 since I graduated. I’ve felt like I’ve been flying by the seat of my pants since then, constantly working my way up the learning curve of new roles and a new industry.

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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 shared the love, replied, and retweeted on Twitter. And you’ve supported me with more than 8,600 likes and comments on Instagram. Here’s what you read this year: + Read More

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 with the Velcro tabs that encased me in smelly neoprene. How many people had worn this wetsuit before me, marked with a bold white 25 on the thigh? How many trips down the river in a blue and yellow raft had it made before I wriggled into it? How many leaps off the four-storey rock wall and into the swift current beneath? I didn’t want to know how many times someone had peed in it when he thought no one was looking. + Read More

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