Pi In The Sky

When the alarm went off this morning, my first thought was Noooooooooooo! And given that the last few days have been packed, and that I woke up about eleventy-billion times worried that I’d overslept and missed my ride to the airport, I begrudgingly found a way to harness the energy needed to lift my carcass…

There And Back Again

Visiting Guelph is fun. Yes, I know I live here, but given that I seem to spend more time away (that’s not a complaint for someone who is constantly wanderlusting), it really does feel that most of my time in Guelph is visiting.

The Great Escape?

After a week of feeling like a giant bag of smashed hammers, I’m happy to say that I feel almost human again. I still have a stupidly annoying cough and the subsequent muscle aches that come from coughing fits, but even those are fortunately fading into a distant memory. Now the next challenge is to…

A Perfect Storm

When I stepped out of the plane last Wednesday, I took a moment to enjoy the fact that I was back in Rigolet. The air, crisp and cold, felt good on my skin.

A Return To Rigolet

After spending an entire day working from Jungle Jim’s in Happy Valley-Goose Bay, Nic, Jason, Frazer, and I awoke way too early this morning to make our way to the airport to catch the flight that would deliver us to Rigolet.  This would be my first time back to the community since August of 2018….

I Miss The Old Twitter

In January of 2008, I signed up for Twitter with my first Twitter handle – @thedangillis – after a conversation with my good friend Dr. Beth. She convinced me that it would be a great platform to communicate with and learn from people around the world. To be honest, I was a bit skeptical of…

Rigolet Bound

In less than 48 hours, I’ll be heading to the airport with Nic as we make our way back to Rigolet. That’s right, folks. I’m ditching our lovely Ontario winter weather to head north for a slightly chillier, and definitely snowier adventure.

The Adventure Continues

It has been well over a month since I boarded a plane. While this might be considered a sure sign of the apocalypse, please rest assured that this lapse in vertical gain will soon be corrected.

The Scotches of 2019

Good lord, I can’t believe I started this year with a list of goals and I completely neglected scotch! What has become of me?

The Books Of 2019

Last year I opted to approach my goal of reading for fun without any sort of plan. This meant that most of the books I read were gifted to me, or those that randomly grabbed my attention when I wandered aimlessly through the bookstore. Not a bad method, but also not overly strategic.

The Year That Could Be

Now that 2018 has been filed away under things of the past, it’s time to look to the future and what it could be. More specifically, it’s time for me to write down the things I want to achieve before the clock ushers in yet another new year.

The Year That Was

Considering everything that has dominated the headlines around the world this year, one might best describe 2018 as a glorious dumpster fire fueled by the antics of an orange bloviating toddler and those who would emulate his example (or at least be emboldened by it). And yet, despite all of the awful things we’ve read…

A Year In Books

One of the things that I wanted to accomplish this year was to read more for fun. In the past, a slow year would have seen me consuming a novel a week. I devoured books. And then I suddenly didn’t.

A Year In Pictures

Around this time of year, I typically download my top nine photos from Instagram. While the top nine don’t necessarily align as my favourite photos of the year, they are those that were liked the most often by people who follow my Instagram feed.

The Ghosts Of Christmas Past

I woke up several hours ago despite my best intentions to sleep in. And while everyone else is still dreaming of sugar plum fairies, I’m sitting here with a freshly made coffee watching the snow gently fall outside the window. I’m cozy and warm, and I have exactly zero things that I have to do…