My Story

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Performing a poetry reading at Slackline Reading Series, May 2017

The way I see it, I’ve always been a writer. I may as well have been born with a laptop in my hands becuase the desire to make an impact in the world through investigative storytelling has been my one constant through all of life’s twists and turns. In the good times and the bad, writing has always been there for me. It provides meaning and catharsis. It gives me strength and confidence.

I took Journalism, Print and Broadcast, at Humber College, and I’ve been writing professionally since 2012 when my first byline appeared on TheGridTO.com (now defunct). It was a risky decision to chase my dreams, but this has always been my dream and ignoring it would be a waste of a life. I embarked on a difficult path that day so many years ago, and it’s a path that has taken me to many unexpected and fascinating places. It’s a hard life, to be sure, but I have never regretted my decision to become a writer. I can’t be anything else.

I’ve written for Maisonneuve, The Globe and Mail, The National Post, AskMen, The Yellow Pages, Post City Magazines, BDO Canada, Fundraising.com, and many, many more. I’ve covered business, technology, and medical marijuana to a great extent, but my strongest interests are science, health, and the environment. I cover environmental issues and call attention to the growing threats that would destroy our world. I look for solutions to those problems and the brilliant minds working to implement them.

Climate change is the greatest threat to human survival on this planet. The scientific community unanimously agrees that human industrialization is ruining the environment, and it’s happening at a rate faster than expected. We have known about this for decades but have done nothing about it. If I can cause movement on these issues through my writing and save the planet for future generations, all my work will be worth the effort.

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Beholding all that is before me, atop Teotihuacan, November 2016

 

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