A blog that goes without an update for several months at a time is a sad thing, indeed. Not only is it wasting space in the ethereal cloud of the Internet, but it’s also no longer serving its purpose as a marketing and content vehicle for the owner. (And that’s how I rap myself on the knuckles for going so many months without updating this site.)
This update comes shortly on the heels of three hellishly busy weeks in which I did my last business trip for the foreseeable to future (to New Orleans for IBM PartnerWorld) and then tore apart my life in Ajax for the promises of something different in Northern Canada. As of Monday, March 19th at roughly 2:30 pm MT (yeah, that’s right, no more ET for me), I arrived in Fort Smith, Northwest Territories to begin the next phase of my life and career.
Although I am still freelancing on the side (and will continue to do so), I’m now back working in an office doing the 9-to-5 thing at an award-winning community newspaper called Northern Journal. I’ve traded in articles on new products and IT industry trends in favour of stories on community events, Aboriginal issues and oil pipelines.
For those who read Beer In Canada, I’m behind on my news and reviews because of this major life change, but I’ll be back posting regularly soon. Actually, keep an eye out for an article in the next few days on the role importers play in the Canadian beer market, as well as a profile on the only brewery north of the 60th parallel.
Expect more frequent updates on this blog, as well. Many people have asked me to write about my “northern adventures” and to post photos. For photos, though, you’re best to find me on Facebook. Send a friend request if you haven’t already done so.