Artist. Communicator. Creative Person.

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As an artist and an entrepreneur, there’s nothing more beautiful than helping others.

What i do

Writing

I write about various topics related to the arts, science and business.

Art

I create images for artistic and promotional purposes.

Consulting

I make my living as a Tech & Marketing consultant.

recent articles

Execution is more important than ideas

Here's what I've learned over time: your idea doesn't matter. There are plenty of people with good ideas. There are very few people who can actually properly execute those ideas. It's the execution that matters the most. There. That's it. That's the golden rule. Of...

Life during a pandemic: the value of time

Time is a notion that we still don’t quite understand. We can measure it, we can think about it, we can draw conclusions from our past and make predictions about the future. We can easily tell others how to best use their time; many make a living by doing this. We...

Life during a pandemic: why slowing down is good for everyone.

I have been mulling over what to write these past few days. I’ve been watching (and preparing for) the pandemic spread since I first learned about it in December. It’s been hard. Let me clarify, it’s not been hard living in isolation. It’s been hard watching people...

Salary negotiations 101

Here's a little primer on how to deal with salaries for professional jobs. I've written this with academics and private industry professionals in mind, but it can apply to almost everyone who is applying to jobs where the salary scales aren't published. I know you...

That mid-life question mark

The world isn't like it used to be. The prescribed 'get a job, get married, get a house, have kids, retire with a full pension' life that our parents had doesn't really exist anymore. Things have changed. I grew up with the mindset that if you changed jobs too often,...

Become what interests you

I listen to a lot of comedy podcasts.  More specifically, podcasts hosted by comedians.  I don’t watch a lot of stand-up, and in a lot of cases, I’ve never watched their specials.  But, I absolutely love their podcasts. Why? Because when comedians get...

The reality of the working world

The reality of the working world is that no one wants to talk about the reality of the working world.  This is my conclusion after twenty or so years in the white collar (and sometimes tshirt and ripped jeans) world of IT work.  It doesn’t matter how hip...

The online world feels so fake.

One of the challenges of working in the marketing world is the feeling that you’re part of a group of people that make the online world less interesting. Everything feels so fake now that every social network, and every search result is gamed and engineered by...

Don’t wait for an invitation.

A scientist once asked me why I had created a Twitch account to stream the microscopic world. I told him that it didn't exist when I went out looking for it, so I decided to just create my own stream. He surprised me by saying that he'd never have created something...

Doing vs thinking

How do we balance thinking about doing things vs actually getting them done? I have experimented with all sorts of ways of doing things. From thinking about an idea for years, to just jumping into a massive project without a plan. Both, as you can imagine, are futile...

A year later: an overview

It's been a year since I incorporated my company, Yippee Ki Yay. So much has changed since then. I had first intended to offer marketing services, but then, I started landing contracts to do tech work. I spent the summer teaching myself some Javascript, and React. I...

The next innovation is in healthcare.

If there's one industry problem I've always wanted to tackle, it's the problem of booking appointments, and filling out your health profile with your provider, online. As it stands, almost every provider I've dealt with in Canada has their own system. If you're a...

“You never stick with stuff!”

I'm gonna address an elephant in the room here, which is that I have the reputation for never "sticking with stuff" when it comes to personal projects (there's a huge distinction between 'personal' and 'professional', so read on). I've started a million personal...

What I learned from my visit to the Island.

There has to be a word for what I’m feeling right now, a quasi-depressed state for having returned to the city after having spent over a week in the wilderness, near the ocean, on Prince Edward Island. Due to time constraints, we chose to fly there and back. Usually,...

Execution is more important than ideas

Here's what I've learned over time: your idea doesn't matter. There are plenty of people with good ideas. There are very few people who can actually properly execute those ideas. It's the execution that matters the most. There. That's it. That's the golden rule. Of...

My dream life, after 50.

I think about it a lot, what I want my life to be like after 50. I picked that age randomly, as a way to give myself enough time to get what I'm after. When I was younger, I imagined what life would be like, but I didn't always chase after it. Now, I live a life...

Bring me a battle.

I was recently interviewed on a Twitch stream, where I was asked, a few times, about how I perceive failure. It's something I hadn't really thought about, probably because I stopped worrying about failure many years ago. During the interview, I was trying to figure...

For the love of a microscope

I bought a microscope a few weeks ago.  It has changed my world. I’ve been trying to write an article on this topic for a few nights now, but I’m struggling with it.  The truth is, I’m having a hard time describing in words what this experience has been...

Do things the wrong way

As I delve further into the microscopic world, I’m discovering some interesting parallels between playing with my microscope and playing with my camera.  I’ve always been a photographer who wanted to know as little as possible about the technical side of things...

Artists don’t stop.

They wait, or they repress. But once born an artist, you're always an artist. This is a personal story. Music has always been a trigger for me. "Trigger", these days, has a negative connotation. But, in my case, music has always triggered a deep desire to create....

How to find your voice

If there's one thing that runs true through all of the interviews, and all of the conversations I've had with artists throughout the years, it's this: you're not gonna get anywhere by becoming a carbon copy of somebody else. You have to find that "thing" that makes...

An artist should act, and fail.

We have made three major cultural mistakes in Canada. We've elevated conceptual art in our schools, and in our museums (where the artist's concept of a piece is more important than the finished piece itself). We've created an unbalanced expectation that our youth...

PERSONAL PROJECTS:

A Tiny World: website and livestream.

Exploring the microscopic world!

Planet B612: podcast.

Long-format interviews with artists and scientists!

Planet B612 Podcast

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