When the day is done, the day is done

, August 7, 2013

I’ve started doing this thing where I stop working at midnight. If you know me and/or follow this blog, then you know I’m a night owl, and you know I like to take on a bunch of fun and creative projects that tend to feel like obligations in the wee hours. So I’ve drawn a […]


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Big difficult day ahead

, August 6, 2013

I’ve mentioned before that one of the things I like about the jet lag you get coming back from the UK is that it basically compels you to get out of bed early. I usually try to maintain an early schedule for as long as I can, and I love the feeling of getting a […]


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Flying out today

, July 19, 2013

Today’s the day we’re flying out to the UK to see the family. And it’s going to be a bit of a stressful day, because I didn’t do anything last night to help get ready. Man, I had a whole list of things I was going to do around the house, a bunch of stuff […]


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A few days away from a couple of weeks off

, July 15, 2013

I’m headed out of town with my wife and kid on Friday. We’re going back to the UK for a couple of weeks, to spend some time with family. I really can’t wait, but there’s a lot to do before we get there, and I’m still trying to figure out what it is. We’ve all […]


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Another night in Ottawa

, July 9, 2013

Because of the storm in Toronto yesterday, I wasn’t able to fly back home from Ottawa¬†last night. Instead, I holed up in a hotel near the airport, ordered some pizza, and called it an early night, at least by my standards. If all goes well, I’ll be flying back this morning. I’d ask you to […]


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Summer hours

, July 5, 2013

Every summer, to make up for the extra hours we put in during peak times, my company cuts Friday short. At the end of every week in July and August, we shut the office down at 1:00 PM. It’s a great gesture, and it goes a long way, especially when you’ve got a family at […]


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I’m heading out to Ottawa this Sunday night

, July 3, 2013

I’m going to be in Ottawa on business next week. I’m heading out on Sunday night, spending Monday working with a colleague out there, and heading straight back to Toronto at the end of the day. I won’t have a whole lot of time to see the sights or hit the town, but I will […]


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Phasing it all back in

, June 24, 2013

I’m a guy who likes to try and get a lot done in a day, and a good way to do that is to turn as many jobs as I can into habits. The disadvantage of this is you eventually come to cram your average day with one routine after another. Before long, you’re just […]


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Who do you work for?

, June 5, 2013

I’m lucky enough to have a job that allows me to work from home when I need to. On a day like today, when my kid is running a temperature and there’s a good chance the daycare will ask us to come and pick her up, it’s nice to be able to work at the […]


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A week of milestones (and not much blogging)

, June 4, 2013

I neglected this blog in a big way last week. Work was demanding, my kid was temperamental, and I was generally pretty tired. Everything that wasn’t vital went on the shelf for a minute, just so I could focus on the most important things. My wife was at the centre of two of those things. […]


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