“Don’t Google it,” the Rheumatologist warned immediately after giving me the diagnosis. Handing me a printed out sheet of paper he assured me that this one academic website had all the information on Granulomatosis with polyangiitis (GPA) that anyone could possibly want.Read More
I was approaching my birthday in 2014 and I was unhappy. I weighed over 255 pounds. I was at my lowest point professionally and had taken to what I now joke was sadness eating during lunch. Sitting at a desk in the office upwards of twelve hours a day I was putting on pounds.
I weight 255 pounds.Read More
I was 211 pounds when I woke up this morning.
This is obese. Fat and dangerously so. So much so that when I entered my height and weight into one website it suggested that I contact my doctor immediately. It was all I could do to convince the site not to call 911 and have an ambulance sent to pull my fat ass from my home.Read More
In Australia there are a wide variety of animals with detailed plans to kill humans, no as cunning or deadly as the shark. Though there are many varieties of sharks the one thing they have in common is an insatiable hatred of humans and an unquenchable lust for our blood.
This six volume guide will help you learn how to survive in the shark infested wilds of Australia, and stay one step ahead of what we’ve learned to call nature’s ultimate killing machine.Read More
I’ve never been under any illusion. I’m overweight.
Even in high school when I was much thinner than I am now there were enough older kids calling me “big guy” to banish any illusion that I was just a bit hefty. I’ve accepted this and have moved on with my life, at peace with my body image.Read More
After a few days of grey and rain we're getting a sunny weekend here in Vancouver.
It's clear however that these are the last days of the summer.
Rather than a long rambling post to get you up to speed here are 5 things that have happened since I was last blogging regularly.
- I had a son named Oliver: he's our first child and currently he's 15 months old. Not quite walking, not yet talking but still a lot of fun and work!
- I left EA and returned to Relic: My eight month contract at Electronic Arts got extended for an additional four months, and I had an offer to further extend it but left to return to Relic once the studio stabilized after being bought by SEGA.
- Travelled: Through Relic I had opportunities to travel to London and most recently Cologne Germany for Gamescom. With the family we've been to Palm Springs a few times to visit my snowbird parents and around the west coast of North America.
- Did I mention the baby?: Kids take up a lot of time, so have I mentioned Oliver yet? The last 15 months have been great, but often sleep deprived.
- Sports: Sport happens. Arsenal won the FA Cup. The Canucks missed the playoffs. The Oilers continued to draft young talent and then under perform in the league and I continue to go to Whitecaps games as a season ticket holder.
Today I reactivated my SquareSpace account and revived my website. Looking at the most recent posts I realize that a lot has happened since I've had either the time or inclination to post here.
My last posts saw Relic Entertainment suffering though THQ's death and a number of my former colleagues and close friends being laid off. I was safe at EA SPORTS, but saddened by what I was seeing from the outside.
By now though I've been back at Relic for a year and a half and the studio is flourishing after being bought by SEGA.
Things change. Quickly.
I'm sure whether to focus on brining you up to speed or simply forge ahead.
Stan Lee always said that every comic was someone's first, even if it was the middle of the story.
Welcome to the middle of my story.
Apologies for not posting.
More stuff is on the way.