Tag: personal

20
Sep

How Working in a Factory Helped Me in Software

Growing up I always liked being self-sufficient and having my own money. In order to make the most of my time, I usually took on some risky manual labor jobs – work that my friends never wanted. Although I did not necessarily prefer this type of work, as the jobs were physically demanding, they paid very well. The jobs I

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14
Sep

Politics: How NOT to Become a Professional Hockey Player

A couple months ago, I wrote about my experience playing hockey. That period of my life was extremely influential on me and I thought I could share what happened after. I left off my hockey story in choosing to go the U.S. Scholarship route. After returning from Sudbury, the Burlington Cougars were the team I ended up playing for. As

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20
Apr

How to Become a Professional Hockey Player

Growing up in the Greater Toronto area, playing hockey was a rite of passage; any Canadian that had any athletic ability and parents with reasonable disposable income was on the ice. As the younger of two boys, I was roped into my older brother’s sports antics (a parent’s logistical solution for minimizing travel and keeping more than one child entertained).

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20
Jan

Welcome to Mike Blogs

In 2013, there were about 152 million blogs floating around the Internet. I can only imagine the number has doubled (or tripled) since then. Today there will be one more added to that ever-growing number, as I am starting a blog. Welcome! Why am I taking the plunge into the blogosphere? Several reasons- I cannot individually talk to each of

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