Follow your fears, not your dreams

When you choose to follow your dreams - to do something dramatically different than you are - you seek to live out an ideal. An ideal life, an ideal situation or perhaps an ideal relationship; something that you believe, based on assumptions, will be better than you what you have…

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Toothy cogs

I guess the fat bike/bike-packing marketing machine (seems ironic this could even be a thing) has snagged me in its toothy cogs. As of late, I can't stop thinking about riding and then telling stories of places like this: And camping in places like this: A few problems though.…

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What I miss about Southern Ontario summers

I love living in the Yukon, I truly do. I've been in Whitehorse since 1998 and we're not planning on leaving anytime soon. My wife's family resides here and we're pretty settled into Northern life. That said, having grown up in Southern Ontario, I'm keenly aware of the differences between…

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When opportunity knocks; a follow-up

In case you didn't see it on our website or read about it via email or Twitter... Yesterday we announced this. Yes, Subvert is shutting down. Well, not so much shutting down, but we're, hmmm, dimming the lights. The company will still be open for business and we'll still support…

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Don't accept business advice from just anyone

Just like you shouldn't take cooking advice from a skinny chef, you probably shouldn't accept business advice from someone who has never run their own business. A number of years ago, I went to the bank to obtain an operating line of credit. Upon showing up for my appointment, I…

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Avoiding Amazon and buying local

I don't buy much non-essential stuff—that is, everything that isn't groceries, medicine or clothing (okay, and fuel)—online, but when I do, I try NOT to purchase from Amazon. One of their warehouses is below. Instead, I try to buy from tiny e-commerce websites or better yet,…

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Apps may not be as important as you think

Even after being on the market for more than four years and making a lot of progress with both the quality and quantity of apps in its store, Microsoft routinely still gets lambasted for not having enough Windows Phone apps. Or the right apps. Or this app that I simply…

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Finding flow through solo sports

I first learned about Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi's flow more than twenty years ago in university (or to be more accurate, 1993; ancient history). Lately I've found myself actively seeking that state as a means of stress release and emotional reset. Csikszentmihalyi stated flow is an absorbed state in which people are…

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A single place for all of my stuff

I haven't written a blog post here since November 2014. Life just sorta got in the way I guess. Having said that, it wasn't like I didn't think about my blog. No, the opposite is actually true. It's been a long, slow road, but I finally did something I've been…

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Finding the best mouse for big hands

My hand span (as pictured below is something that you measure from the outside tip of your thumb to the outside tip of your little finger) is about 22 cm or 8.7 inches. Not especially huge, but big enough to make it difficult to find a mouse that adequately…

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