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Who’s Laughing Now, Mom?

that doesn’t mean what you think it means. One of the jokes I like to tell when I’m doing a juggling, magic, or musical performance is “When I told my mum that I was going to get a philosophy degree, she laughed and said I had to get a marketable skill. Well, who’s laughing now, …

Easter

I usually write these on the Sunday, as a reason to take a break from other things and look back on my week. But today I’m on the road, heading down to Sarnia to visit friends and family. I only see them about once a year, and that in itself is a new tradition, but …

Nieces

This week I did something special. I took care of my nieces, Gwendolyn and Alice, while their mum was at a conference. They’re seven and four respectively, and not really my nieces. I have a really small family, so I’m forced to adopt. We’re family in all the ways that matter, I think. I haven’t …

TEDxWaterloo 2012

Last week I talked about my experiences at TEDxWaterloo last year, and how they left me feeling pretty different. This week’s event was different, but no less significant. I felt like I’d come full circle, completed some kind of transformation. I don’t have space to recount everything, but I want to touch on what hit …

TEDxWaterloo 2011

This week’s been buried in work, but I’m getting more and more excited for TEDxWaterloo this coming week. There’s some great speakers this year, including my friend TJ. I thought I’d spend today talking about last year’s TEDx, and how it changed the way I thought about things.