Miles to go before I sleep

One of my favourite poems is Robert Frost’s “Stopping by the Woods on a Snowy Evening.” The last stanza, in particular, resonates with me: The woods are lovely, dark and...

Who's in your pond?

Yesterday, my fellow participants and I graduated from NPower’s Junior IT Analyst program. The real challenge has begun. Though the CompTIA A+ and Cisco ITE exams were difficult, it’s harder...

Cooking at high altitudes

Calgary rests 1,048 metres above the sea level. This high altitude results in low air pressure, which makes cooking a wee bit longer than I’m used to. I honestly forgot...

Clear and concise won't cut it

Healthy rivalry: Wanting to be a writer, seeing my partner make that dream come true for himself, thus making me strive harder for success. Unhealthy rivalry: Wanting to be the...

Pessimism is the easy way out

Pessimism is “safe.” It’s a protective bubble that prevents us from disappointment. It’s a quick fix in a seemingly depressing world. “Yeah, I don’t think I got that job.” or...