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A Little Update | It’s A Little Overdue

Sunday, February 28th, 2016


Hello! My name is Dan. This is my little blog that I use to document things, thoughts, photos and videos. Sort of like a bookmarking parking spot. This little part of the blog is a little current update on things.

My last little update was back in August of 2015 and before that was a little update in May 2015

Usually in the link under “pages” there is a little welcome message every quarter or when the season’s change.  I have not had my laptop working and as of today… I’m using a friends computer to get back in the swing of things.


Spring is upon us soon… and that means warmth, tents, blue jays and hoops…


Can’t wait to hit a couple of games this year, and also renew the Canada’s Wonderland passes for this summer.  The kids and myself has a blast last year at the park.

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Work is good.  Moved to nights to help balance life and get some things done.  I’m working 11pm to 7am and I’m usually sleeping during the day and I have my evenings off.   It’s quiet at night and just a handful of people.  It gives me a chance to sort out some things in my life at work in quiet periods using Evernote.  My mind wanders and I need to update the little DYI desktop craft project with some new pictures to help me focus.

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I’m also planning a trip with the kids and I think I have Lisbon, Portugal set on a place to travel to.  I want to make use of my travel benefits at work.  I think the kids would enjoy it and they have passports.  No idea if “the mom” will allow it.  The mountains of British Columbia is my second choice and I think it would be a good little city to have fun in and also the awesome mountains.  I have a week off in July and August.  I know I want to spend some time camping with them like last year.  We had a blast.

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Always looking for new music and I’m working on dropping some new mixtapes shortly on the blog.  They have been in the works for a while.  I’ve also found some new artists through the help of iTunes and Tumblr and recommendations from some peeps at work.


Enjoying Casey and how he documents life and his outlook on things.  I’ve started to follow a couple of other Vloggers and picking up ideas and style on recording.  I’m looking at shooting more and dropping some little films shortly.  I miss recording and sharing.



Everyone needs that someone that they just want to devour…

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I can’t lie.  I miss.  I miss having someone to kiss.  It keeps me alive and daydreaming of someone is sweet.  I want to feel good about myself so the hitting the gym is a must.  My motivation for the gym is being healthy, my mind and I want to be attractive.  Little Miss Sweetness is the person in my mind and she is fun to think about.  Hopefully… I can kiss her soon.

Time to get things going on the 101 list and knock off some stuff.  You can view it here: 101 List


One of the things is a tattoo and that is first on the list.  I’ve been playing around with ideas and writing them on myself to get my head into the idea.  Enough is Enough in my life for a couple of reasons so that is where I’m going to start.

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When in doubt… just Ben Howard and everything will be fine 😉


Thanks for hitting the blog! I promise to update it more going forward with music, food, ideas, things completed from the 101 list and some general updates with things I want to bookmark.

Cheers! Dan

Nova Scotia | The Return Of The OSE Video

Friday, October 30th, 2015


After a break of 3 months… I’m going to start recording my little OSE video project again starting Nov 1st.  I’ve been upset at my ex wife and I’ve made a little short doc about her and where things stand.  I’m upset that she has blocked me from contacting the kids.  In the Summer after our sweet week away camping… I had a week planned to fly the kids down to Nova Scotia.  For some reason after returning the kids camping the contact back from Karen stopped.  She refused to let me speak with the kids on the phone and refused them to contact me.  I’ve tried and tried to contact them.  Since I could not make plans to take the kids down east and buy plane tickets… I was forced to move my vacation which is now scheduled next week when the kids are in school.  (sucks)


Starting tomorrow… I’ll start recording a little bit of video everyday.  Flying down to Nova Scotia and hopefully when I get back I’m allowed to see and talk to the kids so I can give Chantal her new phone.

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November video will feature a track from Novo Amor which will be sweet.

Long Days

Monday, October 5th, 2015


Long days right now.  Just trying to get ahead.  Today I’m working 8am to 10:30pm and it’s like that for the next 9 or 10 days.  I just made myself two coffees to bring to my desk.  I should have my laptop hooked up soon so I can get back to working on the Tiny House Blog and get that going again and start working on my new 101 list.

Enjoy the day and the week ahead!

Keep Your Head Up + Your Heart Strong

Friday, August 14th, 2015


Hello!  My name is Dan.  This is my little blog that I use to document things, thoughts, photos and videos.  Sort of like a bookmarking parking spot.  This little part of the blog is a little current update on things.

My last little update was back in May.  Usually in the link under “pages” there is a little welcome message every quarter or when the season’s change.  It’s approaching the middle of August and the Fall will be here soon upon us.

Many things up in the air as I write this.  Let’s see down the road what the next update brings.

A little Ben Howard song above that I love.  I was on vimeo uploading a video and I noticed in my stats that my One Second Everyday video from Feb 2015 was played 8 times on August 8th.  That’s a little weird.  So I watched to see what was on it.  While watching it many sweet memories came back about the Ben Howard Concert with LMS and hanging downtown with the kids.  Massey Hall is a sweet historical venue and excellent for a concert.  A little snap of the venue is below.  Such a great concert.

1-IMG_4251Watching some of the older videos is actually kind of neat to go back in time.  Before camping with the kids in late July we all sat and watched them all back to back.  The kids enjoyed watching the goofy things that we did and it allowed them to ask me things in the videos and some of the back stories behind some of the footage.



This is exactly where I am today.  Casey sums it up perfectly in a vlog a while back.  In life you you have many hills and valleys to climb.  When you coast it gives you comfort  and that represents “decline” for the most part.  When you have hard challenges in front of you…. you have to “fight” to get up the hills and if you are constantly fighting you are pushing yourself out of your comfort zone and you are moving forward and bettering yourself.  I’m on the verge of a good fight ahead of me in many aspects.  That does not mean that is negative.  It’s mostly a challenge really when you look at it.  The only negative thing now is how my ex treats me and how she plays the kids to “stick” me.



Work is good for the most part.  It’s a job and you can work as many hours as you can handle which for some people… that don’t have that option.  I’ve started to price out flights now and that is pretty cool to fly for almost nothing.  Makes me want to escape for little 3 day trips.  They are also testing out working from home for some employees and connected to work through the internet.  This is sort of appealing since I could work from anywhere.  Hopefully the can roll it out to more people outside the pilot group and it gets opened up to other people who might want to keep working and move to the GTA.


Music right now is extremely frustrating since my iTunes on my laptop is corrupt and therefore I can’t add any music to it from my library and the music on my iPod is really sappy and I wish I could change it up.  I’m hoping to get this fixed soon.  I’ve downloaded the some music streaming apps so I’m covered when I’m on wifi.


I don’t have anyone in my life right now but the door is open.  I miss many things about sharing time + moments with a woman.  Always moving forward and open to new relationships with people that could develop further or into a great new friend.


The Jays are rolling and so is this summer.  I have worked a ton of hours and I miss playing hoops with the boys.  I also miss having a drink and getting out and doing more.  I’m basically working, sleeping or hanging out with the kids.


Wonderland this summer has been so much fun.  You can see it in the One Second Everyday Videos.  We also went camping at Silent Lake Provincial Park and that was a blast.  You can see that on my July OSE video.


Which leads into my frustration.  I have not been allowed to speak to my kids since I dropped them home from camping.  I think I’m going to do a blog post and outline what is the status about my ex at the moment and how she controls the kids and uses that to stick it to me.  I rather get it out there and off my chest.  There is a blog post that goes over the details and you can email me for the password and the link to it.


Therefore, hopefully the next update will have more updates.  Maybe a new place to live, getting a new car, maybe a new job and a fresh start if I move to the GTA.  I plan the next update will be more positive with more things being competed.  Like starting off my new 101 List with some momentum.

Thanks for hitting the blog!  Cheers!  Dan

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Quarterly Thoughts | Where Has April Gone?

Tuesday, May 12th, 2015


{{{ in the “pages” menu… i sometimes type a little quarterly ramble… in the past i would delete them and type over them.  when i post a new one… i will post it here so it doesn’t get lost in the delete}}}

it’s middle of may and the warmth of the year is upon us. every year is a year of growth as a person as you keep going. lots of hills in life and joy and a little bit of pain. it’s natural. it’s not just me or you… it’s in everyone. just be happy for the little things in life. see the good in everything and be happy.

live forever and die in the attempt


1-jsdoitthe kids outlook on life has been great. looking forward to the warmer weather to do some fun things with them. we all got wonderland passes for the year and we are looking forward to going this year. we are going to continue to explore and do new things that we have not done before. the focus on this year is being independent and learning life skills. they need to be trusted and given freedom and not be sheltered from real life.


lots of new songs in the ipod. i’ve been purchasing new songs on iTunes as well as i’m still shooting my one second everyday project. it’s been a year at filming and there is some cool moments mixed in between lots of boring days but it’s a project and i’m happy with it. i’m also going to start to play some ball outside at the courts and also work on my health. playing ball makes me young and it’s great to run up and down the courts with the youngbucks.


around this time last year… it had a chance to meet this woman who made me think about the next time i could be with her as soon as i said goodbye to her. she made me smile and shake my head when i left her after spending a evening with her or a weekend. she is refreshing, alluring, radiant, passionate and charming.

i’m thankful for getting to know her and hopefully our paths will cross down the road. she is the kind of woman you can pack a light bag and jump on a plane to europe and all you would want to do is make love to her for a week and kiss her all over.

maybe one day we will do that together and escape the world for a week and nobody will notice we are gone and nobody has to know. because who cares what anyone thinks. until then… you have to keep moving forward and what happens… happens.

even if this is where it ends i’m still happy and thankful.


work is good and i enjoy it. travel and airplanes excite me and make me dream. lots of overtime at the moment and i’m using my time to get in as many hours as my mind will allow.


june is almost here… and i want to make may last longer. i will try harder to blog more and write out my thoughts more and snap more pictures and share. I type this blog for me and I use it to bookmark things I want to share and document.


If your new to this blog…

Feel free to send me a email [ dan (at) ] and say Hi.

My name is Dan and I live just outside Toronto, Canada.