Hello, my name is Blake and I used to be a journalist.
How I got here is a long story.
After 5 1/2 years in the US Army as an 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 consequently left after about six months.
Near the end of my military career, I got MS. The damage to my brain was significant, but most of the damage was to behavioural and cognitive zones as opposed to zones of physical influence. In November 2017, after a serious attack that almost crippled me earlier in the year, I underwent a major procedure that I will not get into the details of at this point. Needless to say, it fixed a lot of the problems in my brain.
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.