I have a fondness for photography books which almost verges on an obsession. I enjoy spending time in my off-grid cabin, where there is nothing more enjoyable than sitting down to a photobook while the outside is blanketed in snow. I love being able to look into the world in complete stillness through a photographer’s … Continue reading Book review: It’s What I Do: A Photographer’s Life of Love and War
I came across this profile of Anker in my bookmarks. Really great profile from The Verge. I remember purchasing my first Anker battery years go and thinking – get out of the way other accessory companies! I am an Anker fan now. Love Anker! Great story too! Steven Yang quit his job at Google in … Continue reading Anker
In 1968, Sedaris’s parents had just moved to Raleigh, N.C., and were eating at an oyster bar when the news came that the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. had been killed. Everyone in the restaurant — except the Sedarises — burst into applause. “Our family hadn’t been in the South very long, and that was … Continue reading Calypso by David Sedaris
I used to read close to a hundred books (not related to work) a year. I haven’t done that in a while. This year I have decided to remedy that by at least committing to reading one book a week (#1bookaweek). I promised myself to start in January, and look here, it is already March. … Continue reading Insomniac City
My friend Tom Hobson and his partner in crime Zoe Daniels are organizing a Toronto version of Comedy Hack Day and it is happening in November. November 14 to November 15, 2015 to be exact. This is a weekend long hackathon where you get to build a funny app, website, SaaS solution, hardware project or … Continue reading Comedy Hack Day, the Toronto Edition! Eh!
The 4am Panic is achieved when the work I need to complete exceeds my mental capacity to consider it. Something annoyingly biologically chemical is triggered at 4am where apparently I must uselessly consider all of my current work on my plate for no productive reason at all. Just stare at the ceiling and fret until … Continue reading the 4 am panic
This is where my read books, half read books, loved and unloved books end up @dovercourtlittlefreelibrary. Today’s delivery: David and Goliath by Malcom Gladwell and an awesome travel guide to Madagascar. Enjoy ! On the 5 AM front: failure to report to duty at 5 AM. I have a good reason: too much wine and … Continue reading
Leaving the home at 5 AM is my goal. Today I failed, but this gem on the way to work made me laugh out hard as I was beating myself! Continue reading Win some, lose some
I bet you didn’t know that I have been involved in helping bring the Maker Faire to Toronto. Our last year’s Mini Maker Faire was amazingly successful. For those of you not familiar with the Maker Faire, it is the greatest show and tell faire EVER, ok with perhaps The Great Exhibition as an exception! … Continue reading Toronto Mini Maker Faire 2014: where it is cool to be smart.
On Wednesday I attended Toronto’s first edition of Stone Soup organized by my good friends Stuart Candy and Ceda Verbakel. It was a combination dinner party and storytelling. When the invitation landed in my inbox mentioning sharing a story, food in the form of a potluck and the company of 15 hand picked friends and … Continue reading Stone Soup Toronto Edition