Eureka moments are incredible. That moment when you discover (or at worst learn) some incredible thing that will fundamentally change the way you work or think. They’re amazing moments. We all strive for that moment of enlightenment where we make a leap forward, our Elon Musk moment, where we revolutionize an industry or a concept[…]
I love television. I’m fully aware that it robs your brain of the capacity to think when you watch drivel…BUT…I love it. My all time favourite television show is a show that got cancelled 13 episodes into its first season; a sci-fi space drama called Defying Gravity, which was pitched as “Grey’s Anatomy in Space”…which[…]
My mom is the manager of a gas station in a small Nova Scotian community. One day she was talking to me about one of her employees. He was polite, and kind and a generally productive worker. But there was one thing that he just couldn’t seem to do.
He couldn’t say, “Have a nice day.”
I like hip hop. I’m an overweight middle-aged white dude so I’m basically the target market, at least according to Apple Music. And being that I’m an overweight middle-aged white dude, two of my favorite rappers are Eminem and Macklemore. I get it. I’m a walking cliché.
But there’s a particular Macklemore lyrics that I really love. It’s everything I believe in when it comes to community and workmanship.
“Don’t try to change the world, find something that you love and do it every day.
Do that for the rest of your life and eventually the world will change.”
This is going to start out pretty personal. From time to time, not all the time, but occasionally, I am crippled with anxiety. Now when I say crippled, I don’t mean “sometimes feel great.” I mean that sometimes I’m unable to move, unable to breathe and unable to think. Let me tell you about the time that I sat down in a grocery store thanks to choices.
One of my favourite things about Halifax is all these cool buildings. Take a walk down Agricola Street and you find these really interesting buildings that have been repurposed to house something well outside of their original scope. Really, it’s one of my favourite things in general when I find cities make interesting use of[…]
Over the past year I’ve got the opportunity to meet a lot of really interesting people. Some of them have been people I’ve really enjoyed connecting with and some of the experiences have not been perfectly positive. So I thought I’d talk a little bit about the people I’ve really enjoyed working with and the[…]
I can’t imagine being an artist. It’s one of the hardest jobs in the world as far as I’m concerned. People don’t want to pay what art is worth and it forces most artists to live their lives working jobs they hate so that they have just enough money to survive while they hustle their[…]
New Year’s Resolutions are stupid. There, I said it. And I’m not backing down. They’re dumb and if you make them, you’re probably dumb too. I don’t mean to suggest that making better choices; life altering choices is a stupid idea but rather that if you’re over the age of say….12….you should know better. New[…]
It’s December 30, 2016 and I’m click clacking away on this keyboard…again. It’s been a heck of a year. This year I’ve written somewhere in the vicinity of 150 blog posts for myself and another 50 for clients and other projects. It’s been a year FILLED with writing. And it’s been a year filled with interesting clients and projects, awful soul sucking clients that you want to burn to the ground and enlightening and heartwarming clients that you want to adopt and raise in a sock drawer. It’s been a year marred with political strife and punctuated by the fall o some of the greatest artists of our generation. We lost Bowie, Prince, Carrie, George Michael and so many more. But it’s also a year that saw people stand up for things in a way that we haven’t seen for generations. It’s been a heck of a year. So with the year all but behind us, I thought I’d share with you the goals I have for myself and for OneRedCat for 2017.