I got published! Okay, okay, let’s not get too excited here. This wasn’t a professional gig by any stretch. I didn’t get paid in cash, though I suppose a free copy and one year subscription is better than the ubiquitous “exposure”. Nonetheless, something I wrote is forever captured in the printed pages of a […]
The year in which I quit blogging may seems an odd one to scribe a year in review post but something particularly strange occurred in 2017 and I felt obliged to cement it into the history books. Now, to say something strange happened in 2017 is hardly an earth-shattering revelation. The past year saw an […]
A Crock of Schmidt is 3. The dreaded Terrible Twos are officially history, though any seasoned parent will assure you that the Threes are worse. My predominant impression of this anniversary, admittedly one that holds true for most milestones in my life these days, is an overwhelming sense of bewilderment that it is even possible. […]
And like that … (poof) … it’s gone. 2016 did its best Keyser Soze impression and disappeared a couple days ago and with it went the last seconds of my “great” resolution challenge. I put great in quotes because this challenge ended up being anything but. Then again, I didn’t forget about these resolutions completely […]
“It builds character.” These words of encouragement, long-favoured by well-intentioned relatives and friends, cycled endlessly in my mind as I sat behind my faux-wood desk in my soon-to-be-former cubicle on the west side of the fourteenth floor of Gulf Canada Square in suddenly not-so-opportunity-filled Calgary. I was numb.