Kind of funny how coincidences work out… no sooner do I sit down to finally reflect on my recent experience digging up the history of some bridge in my hometown than a blogger I follow does kinda sorta the same thing. I guess we both hopped on the zeitgeist. I recently embarked on a personal … Continue reading Research Diaries: Entry 1
Michael Spiar, Publishing Certificate, B.A. (Hons.), B.Ed. My work in the publishing business has been pretty satisfying on the whole. Yeah, I’ve got my misgivings. Yes, I thought I’d be farther ahead by now, and no, I’m not giving up just yet. I have expanded my career search to include marketing, communications, et cetera… anything … Continue reading Why I’m Not A Teacher – Yet
It’s a thing that, at some point, everyone comes up against – that moment when something you love becomes some kind of burden and you just want to quit. This applies to hobbies, jobs, work, relationships… everything. I’ve certainly come across it before in my own life long before now, but I guess it has … Continue reading I’m Lovin’ It?
– The music room in my old high school had a couple of side rooms to practice in. A few of us were killing time in one of them one day and we put a sign on the door (the only door, mind you) saying, “Please use other door.” A slightly loopy classmate knocked to … Continue reading Some Stories
I like air shows. I also like the camera on my iPhone (4S, if you’re wondering), mainly for the serendipity of it all. For instance, let’s say that the Snowbirds (Canada’s military aerobatic team) are doing a fly-over and you, spur of the moment, decide you want a picture. It takes a second to unlock … Continue reading Air Shows and iPhone Cameras, Together at Last
I like to think of myself as a conversational generalist. That is to say, I know a little about a lot of things, maximizing the chance that I can go at least a minute or two with someone before things become awkwardly silent, plus I get to ask what I hope are intelligent questions in … Continue reading So You Want to Buy New Skis
I’ve been in job search mode since early August now, but I can’t pretend my circumstances are dire. Savings are ok and the other half of my marriage is reliably employed, so while it’s no picnic not having a job, I suppose I don’t have that urgency of bills piling up and no way to … Continue reading On Job Interviews