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Life

Back to the blog

After a flurry of life events including moving, new job, and the birth of our two children I feel like getting back into this blog. I feel I have some things to say and write about whether anyone wants to read them or not. There have been so many amazing events in my life over … Continue reading »

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30 things in 30 days

In light of my pending old age I’m proposing to do 30 things in 30 days following my 30th birthday on November 12th. I was trying to think of something that would make me feel young at-heart and would involve friends and family from around the world. The catch is that you (my friends and … Continue reading »

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Video Resumes

“I don’t think you can communicate creatively and attitude through a resume.” ~Employer Being in the job hunt has made me think deeper about how to present myself and what I’ve accomplished. I’ve also been thinking over a recent interview question about ‘being innovative’ that I felt I answered poorly, despite having done numerous ‘innovative’ … Continue reading »

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Rudy and the Republicans

CBC television has been showing brief clips from the Republican National Convention and every time they show a clip the background music from the Republican Convention is from the movie “Rudy“. If you can’t remember, the movie Rudy is based on a true story about a small guy from a small town who has a … Continue reading »

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Changing seasons

The seasons are changing and I thought I should add some updates here. Family: Our family is expanding – that is, we are expecting a new baby in the new year. This is very exciting and there’s some pics from the ultrasound at www.jonanddarlene.schmidty.ca. I can’t believe what a miracle this is! There’s definitely some … Continue reading »

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Hello 2008!

Wow! For those of us who grew up in the 1980s and 1990s, dates such as 2010 and beyond seemed to be referred to only in science fiction books. I’m not sure what we all expected, but it probably was a fair bit different than what our society currently look like. A new year deserves … Continue reading »

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Go West Young Man!

Yesterday I received my acceptance to University of Calgary’s Masters of Environmental Design (Planning) program. This is the last piece of the puzzle for the move out West. Now everything is in place, Darlene has a job, we have a place to live and I have my acceptance to school. It is quite amazing how … Continue reading »

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Hate television? Now you can do something about it.

Mitch Altman of San Francisco has invented a device that will turn off televisions all across the world. The device is similar to a universal remote control, but fits within a keychain. The TV-B-gone costs $14.99 USD and allows users to turn off over 1000 television models around the world, including in airports, restaurants, and … Continue reading »

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Back ‘home on the range’

After a couple of months in Timmins I’m back in Waterloo County spending a 2 weeks here at my parent’s place and then moving into a house in Waterloo. Everything has been quite crazy since coming home but I’m looking forward to a summer of fun, hopefully filled with many wonderful days cycling, canoeing, fishing, … Continue reading »

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Sinkhole Swallows Jon in Timmins

Well it looks like I’m staying in Timmins afterall. Yesterday my apartment was swallowed up by a large sinkhole in Timmins. You can check it out at Timmins Times So since all of my life belongings are at the bottom of a sinkhole in Timmins it looks like I’m going to stay to collect them. … Continue reading »

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