Hello, my name is Blake and I’m a journalist.
How I got here is a long story.
After 5 1/2 years in the US Army as and intelligence god (technical term for analyst), I moved back to Canada to be closer to family and all those wonderful people that I grew up with. I attended the University of Ottawa for a couple years pursuing a undergrad in Conflict Studies and Human Rights.
Feeling like I wasn’t connecting to the program, I decided to move on to something I would really enjoy, and switched over to the journalism program at Algonquin College. It was tolerable.
After graduating from Algonquin I moved on to the joyous world of magazines, ran headlong into exactly what journalism shouldn’t be, and after consequently left after about six months.
My goal is to develop the template for putting journalists back to work. As journalists. Like doing journalisty type things. The slow death of the fifth estate has lasted long enough.
This blog is where I write the things I want to write. It’s where I tackle subjects I wouldn’t otherwise. It’s where I flex my intellectual muscle. It’s also where I have fun.
I hope you like it.