Wednesday, 28 October 2009

My apologies

Since we have changed our website at The Globe and Mail some links that I have posted down the right-hand side of this page no longer work. You will find that the bottom few still work, as well as the top few, but many in the middle do not. We are working to reformat these stories, and will hopefully find a new area to post them on globeandmail.com.

In the meantime, I have renewed my contract with my website host, Big Black Bag, and will hopefully be able to post videos as well in the very near future.

Monday, 26 October 2009

Guest Speaking

A few weeks ago I received a call from an instructor at Mohawk College in Hamilton asking me if I would be interested in speaking with a group of first-year students in a Media Career Discovery class. I always try to accommodate requests like this, (although it isn't always possible) and do my best to provide an interesting, informative, and hopefully somewhat entertaining presentation.

Sunday, 11 October 2009

Marsh Muckers

About three years ago, while I was driving south from an assignment in Barrie, I decided to stop and have a drive through the Holland Marsh. Like many commuters and cottagers that travel the busy Hwy 400, the fertile fields of the marsh had always caught my eye, but there never seemed a reason to venture in.

The light that fall day was magical, and everywhere I looked it seemed there were images to be had. I stopped several times to photograph and to speak with locals. Along with some photographs I was pleased with, I also learned that the people who worked and lived in the Holland Marsh were affectionately known as Marsh Muckers.

Saturday, 3 October 2009


It's been a crazy week, and although I'm normally really slow to update the blog, I thought I'd try to give a quick recap.

I think I've finally recovered from the cruise, and enough work has happened to lock most memories away in a safe part of my mind. Part of my job on the cruise was to present a visual recap of the trip to all of the guests, which I did, in the form of a 22 minute slideshow. I've since edited this down to about 8 minutes, limiting it to our destinations only, and it is available for viewing here.