thoughts on public relations, marketing and a charmed life

Video scares me

When I embarked on my YouTube journey, a lot of the process involved me starting at a camera and freaking out about publishing my full-motion face on the internet. I never actually pressed the record button. I just looked at the device, and wondered what the hell I was thinking. Then I’d leave and go […]

Walking the walk

Last year, I made a conscious decision to walk more — to use my legs and feet as my primary means of conveyance throughout the city. But some well-intentioned friends have, in a weird and kind-hearted way, made doing so very difficult.

What I learned after 126 days of campaigning

With Edmonton’s municipal election campaign now a distant memory (in campaign-time, anyway, which is definitely a thing where a day feels like a week), I’ve had some time to reflect on what it was like to be part of Don Iveson’s campaign team, and what the campaign landscape was like. I wanted to share a […]

My democracy isn’t better than yours

Full disclosure: I’m a volunteer for the Don Iveson for Mayor Campaign. I love elections. They’re a time of renewal, ideas , and civic spirit. Oh sure, they bring out some weirdos and some downright mean-spiritedness, but I always find that to be the exception rather than the rule. And I try my damndest to […]