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May 13, 2020

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November 23, 2017

How I Ended Up Being A Tour Manager for Nintendo


Nov 18, 2012

It’s the early morning hours before the biggest day of my professional career: Today I am in charge of Nintendo’s national product launch for their new Wii U game console. Our event site will take over an entire block along downtown Toronto during the city’s Christmas parade where a half million people will flock the streets. It’s going to be busy, stressful and Nintendo Canada’s VP and GM will be in attendance overseeing the launch. Today is a big day. Exc...

April 28, 2017

When in Black Rock City…

“Hey, why is everyone getting naked at the end of the line?”

The words blurt out of my mouth like an awkward afterthought.
“So…” I continue. “This isn’t the lineup for free guacamole?”

I look to my left and catch my sweaty reflection in a pair of oversized silver steampunk goggles. The midday desert heat continues to press down on our skin. The sun feels intent on dehydrating us. A gold veil underneath the goggles answers. “Oh, there’s still guac. The neon Viking chick is handing it out.”
“Ok, per...

April 21, 2017

Guatemala X Getting Sick X Expectation = Perspective

Every traveler has one of those days.
A day where things just don’t come together as planned

            and it spirals downward

            until you start to question

                                    why you’re even traveling in the first place....

December 10, 2016

My most memorable holiday meal began as I answer the door to find my neighbour shoving a giant, freshly butchered goat’s hind leg into my arms.

“Fresh, Fresh!” he ensures with his minimal English. His words were redundant. The smell was enough to verify the raw state of death’s freshness. “Merry Christmas!” he laughs as he waltzes away like a Santa Claus out of PETA hell. You have goat to be kidding me...

So there I stand, a 12-year-old petrified with confusion, grasping the lower half of a local farm animal at my fr...

July 27, 2016

The Art of Being Lost in Europe

Whoa…where am I? And why am I alone and intoxicated in this dark castle right now?

I’ve never sleepwalked before. It’s a bit weird. As I snap out of my dream state, confusion hits me like reaching the bottom of a long page in a novel without processing any words on it. Where is everyone? Why am I drunk? …Whose castle is this? As I look around I realize all questions are moot at this point. Who cares, I’m in a castle! Chalk up a win for sleepwalking!

Well, not to say that waking up at 3 AM co...

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