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George Costanza and the San Francisco 49ers

on August 9th, 2011 in Blogroll by | No Comments

It’s been a busy week in 49ers land and yesterday’s developments left me thinking about George Costanza and his failed efforts at negotiation on an episode of Seinfeld. The fourth-season episode was called The Watch and in it, George was negotiating salaries with NBC for the sitcom he and Jerry were working…

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From bad to much, much worse

on July 29th, 2011 in Blogroll by | No Comments

The NFL lockout is over and free agency has begun, much to the delight of NFL fans such as myself. Whereas free agency is normally a drawn-out affair, because of this year’s lockout, it’s been a frenzy. As a 49ers fan, the offseason started just like any other recent offseason….

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Mail call

on June 28th, 2011 in Blogroll by | No Comments

After two weeks without postal service, it’s music to the ears of self-employed people across the country that mail delivery is resuming today. As a self-employed writer/editor, I get about half of my payments by cheque so I’m happy to see this foolishness end. (I’m also excited to get my magazine…

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Doing a disservice to science

on May 4th, 2011 in Writing by | No Comments

Recently, I had the pleasure of reading a fantastic new book by Richard Zurawski, the well-known metorologist and media personality. I did a review for the book in the May 1st edition of The Chronicle Herald and for space reasons, a lot of what I wrote got cut out. There…

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It’s good to be live

on May 4th, 2011 in Blogroll by | No Comments

Welcome to my site! It’s good to be live. My intent for my blog is to talk about some of the projects I’m working on and the interesting behind the scenes things that go into writing stories. One of the details that doesn’t enter a story is how that story…

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Welcome to my blog

on April 10th, 2011 in 49ers, Writing by | No Comments

Thanks for checking out my blog. It’s my take on the world’s affairs, my work and my beloved San Francisco 49ers (who continue to disappoint me).

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Just trust us

on March 17th, 2011 in Portfolio by | No Comments

Originally published in Halifax Magazine, March 2011. Read the original article at HalifaxMag.com When the shotgun wedding that created the Halifax Regional Municipality took effect in 1996, there was a councillor who was a thorn in Mayor Walter Fitzgerald’s side. He had many issues with how council ran, one being…

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The guy behind the signature

on February 16th, 2011 in Portfolio by | No Comments

Originally published in Halifax Magazine, February 2011. Read the original article at HalifaxMag.com   Randall Kennedy is kind of like a Santa Claus for elevators, travelling across the province, visiting each and every elevator on his own and signing the permits that appear inside them. Kennedy doesn’t actually visit every…

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Are sports teams worth all the trouble?

on June 14th, 2010 in Portfolio by | No Comments

Originally published in Metro Canada, June 2010. Read the original article at MetroNews.ca With a strong desire to bring an NHL franchise to cities such as Winnipeg, Quebec City and Hamilton, there is often talk of the economic benefits the teams would bring to the communities. It’s Brad Humphreys’ job…

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Where did everybody go?

on December 1st, 2009 in Portfolio by | No Comments

Originally published in Halifax Magazine, December 2009. Download the original PDF of this article. Halifax is about to face a labour shortage but we can head it off—if we act now. For decades, the Atlantic Canadian lament has been that there are more people than jobs. That’s about to change….

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