This is my lifestyle site. AKA a critical guide to growing up and entering your Carlsberg Years. I also blog about disruptive innovation. The two are not mutually exclusive or congruent.

Critical Thinking

  • You’ll Never Eat in This Town Again

    You’ll Never Eat in This Town Again

    When I was a 16 my parents took me to New York City for Christmas vacation. Retrospectively, we did a lot of things that would bode well for my future gay Manhattan life; we pranced through the Frick, where I imagined myself attending endless black-tie parties, we ate cupcakes at Magnolia (living the Carry Bradshaw(…)

  • Caught Between a Leaf and a Free Speech

    Caught Between a Leaf and a Free Speech

    “You’re moving back to Canada if Trump wins, right?” This is a question I get asked with some regularity these days, especially as the specter of President Trump (or what I like to describe as: “MelaniaMania”) sweeps the land. “No one thought in 1933 that the Nuremberg laws would happen…” One friend intoned seriously, perhaps reminding(…)

  • No Shirt, No Filter, Just Privilege

    No Shirt, No Filter, Just Privilege

    I don’t know when it happened, but my Instagram “Explore Page” has become a slot machine sampler of mildly attractive men posing in not much more than their birthday suit. Where once appeared unappetizing #foodporn, now appears pursed lips and clenched abs, perhaps, asking a broader set of questions: does Valencia make my abs look fat?(…)

All Things Digital and Disruptive

I write here with the goal of providing a unique slant on disruptive innovation, the future of retail and other digital things that include a lot of buzzwords I didn't learn during my MBA.

How do you even snap a chat?

How do you even snap a chat?

When I was 26 or 27, my boss at the time (hiya J!) sent me an email: “come to my office, immediately.”  I ran to her office, afraid of being fired, only to find her starring aimlessly at her desktop screen looking flummoxed at the now familiar blue and white iconography of the Facebook news(…)

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My Big Fat First Gay Wedding.

My Big Fat First Gay Wedding.

It’s serendipitous that I work for an Internet company because as many of my friends will attest – I love the Internet.  I love the Internet so much I want to gay marry it, which, as republicans will probably point out, is part of the slippery slope of allowing gay marriage in this country.  First the(…)

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I Love Toronto

I am a passionate Torontonian who likes to write about Toronto's urban development and politics. I do not smoke crack.

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Folks… The Legacy of Rob Ford

Folks… The Legacy of Rob Ford

As of December 1st no member of the vampiric Ford family will be Mayor of Toronto; though in Crazy Town it is never quite over until Diane Ford sings. For now, however, it appears that the FoFam has been left licking their wounds, shunted to their Ward 2 stronghold, while the rest of Toronto breathes(…)

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Porters Plans are Pretty Public

Porters Plans are Pretty Public

There’s been a huge to-do about the Toronto’s Island Airport and it’s primary tenant, Porter Air’s, desire to expand its operations including newer (and larger planes) coupled with newer (and further routes). To expand Porter needs a larger runway at Billy Bishop Airport and plans to use fancy Bombardier “whisper” jets instead of its current(…)

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Welcome To My Carlsberg Years

They can also be your Carlsberg Years for the low low price of $7.99 monthly. Like Netflix.

This blog was named after a Carlsberg advertising campaign that tried to argue that your thirties were a decade of refinement and sophistication. Just like a Carlsberg? Shockingly when you Google Carlbserg Years this website comes up pretty early on. Shockingly have not been sued by Carlsberg. Yet.  

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What Are Your Carlsberg Years?

Your Carlsberg Years

I was lingering at Starbucks recently and ended up listening to a bunch of girls (sidebar: when I re-read that sentence during the editing process, I recognized that it made me look a bit creepy, but seeing as I’m gay… I think I can get away with it) discuss their university mid-terms and the logistics(…)

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