Offshore

Gulls

My work takes me out on the water occasionally. It’s a nice change of pace from the usual industrial and commercial sites, but I don’t have a normal office job anyhow. When I get on a launch and travel an hour outside the harbour, it’s like I’m in a different world, and for all intents and purposes I really am. A vessel’s place of registry makes it part of that territory, and it’s always interesting to meet the people aboard. Officers and crews from all over the globe take to the sea to earn a living for up to six months at a time, but they all seem to be hardworking and friendly. Grab your passport and see what it’s like to come along.  Continue reading “Offshore”

Getting down to brass tacks: business

I’ve done my due diligence, been to a startup incubator, spoken to local professionals. My business idea is a viable one, and with proper care and cultivation could be lucrative. There are spaces available to start out in, the equipment needed is easy to come by and relatively inexpensive. I have expanded the scope to include education via local professionals who would use the space to teach, use and grow their own businesses. The next question that must be answered: do I have the will to make this happen? Continue reading “Getting down to brass tacks: business”

#ThirdShiftSJ and Gallery Hop

This past Friday Uptown Saint John played canvas to both a gallery-hop and a special even called Third-Shift. Third-Shift an event put on by Third Space Gallery that aims to put art in vacant and underused spaces to inspire people and help re-energize the area. I’d just heard of it happening a few days beforehand and had never been on a Gallery Hop either. So I strapped on my walking shoes, grabbed a couple rolls of HP5 out of the fridge and started walking.  Continue reading “#ThirdShiftSJ and Gallery Hop”