I was reading Sam Sheridan’s book “A Fighter’s Heart” and from the very first chapter I was then hooked. I didn’t read it straight through but I was so captivated by it as both a writer and someone who has fought. I don’t think I would ever call myself a fighter the way those that …Continue reading "Thanks for the read and the Inspiration Sam Sheridan"
I arrived in New Zealand from Kuala Lumpur and it felt in some ways like going back to Toronto with their Sky Tower looming over the city below. I knew it would be an expensive place to try to live and it was even more expensive than I thought coming from Asia where I was …Continue reading "Figuring out Auckland and getting it all Sorted"
I first arrived in Pai in the summer of 2014 after having spent awhile in Taiwan. My friend Mike who I sparred with every now and then told me that I should try muay thai. So on a whim I decided to spend a month or two back in Thailand and thought the north would …Continue reading "A month of Muay Thai in Pai"
From the summit of Gunung Agung we meet the sun’s rise with our own just before it breaks through the layers layer of clouds we see Rinjani in the distance looking not so far away and as the next peak to summit for the explorer in each of us that wants to keep on going …Continue reading "Rising to meet the Sun and the Summit of Gunung Agung"
When you create a story you start with the structure, the idea, the hope. It is never easy and it is always a challenge to go from zero but you are not going from zero. You are starting from your experience and he possibilities that exist and are informed by who you are, where you …Continue reading "The Blank Page"
I know twitter changed Larry aka the twitter bird. They changed the orientation and the branding guidelines. They made him more upright and gave him a hair (I mean vector) cut. It is nice and all but being a more nuanced change, does anyone really care. Twitter is my go to social network and the video showing off the slight modifications to the iconic bird has lots of hits but whatever.Continue reading "New Twitter Makeover for Larry (I didn’t know the bird even had a name)"
So night has come to night 1 of Occupy Toronto and I didn’t know what to expect but having been here now I can see that a core group of at last a hundred or so are digging in. Sanitation is in place, a food tent is active to keep the protesters feed, and the …Continue reading "Night Has Come to Night 1 at Occupy Toronto"
The 99% are speaking out today; the Park is filled with people of all stripes, cameras that are capturing the moments, and signs that act as a voice for those with a message. The list of grievances is large and they can go from the broad and vague like bankers are thieves to the very …Continue reading "The 99% Speak Out"
I am about to see what the protests are like at St James Park in downtown Toronto. With only a camcorder, mic and iPhone in hand I had to come. I remember the G20 protests and this one already feels different. As if the lessons on all sides were taken to heart. The turnout is …Continue reading "The Occupation Movement in Toronto"
If you could call Cannes Lions anything it would be Christmas for agencies from around the world. This year BBDO, Microsoft and OTX did a study on multi-platform, creative and technology based campaigns to find a framework for marketing success.Continue reading "Cannes Lions – BBDO Talks Mobile Intimacy"