Videogame producer living in Montreal. Dog person, politics junkie, runner, frustrated artist.
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newcastle (and elsewhere) briefs

Things have definitely been fast and furiously paced in the last little while, a tempo I’m glad to find myself still very comfortable with. In addition to working intensely and enjoyably on the game, quite a few fun personal events have taken place. Pikoti’s five-year-old son came to stay with us for a few days...

some premium material for a franco-canadian romcom

Been meaning to publish this guest post for about a month, but many things got in the way, including some sad news that needed blogging about. Now that the weather seems to be clearing, here goes… It was a sunny Wednesday morning in June, in Newcastle. A producer from Montreal had just landed to give...

typically canadian

When I went to Indonesia in 1996, I remember seeing an ornate “window” in a hostel, which was essentially a nicely-shaped hole right in the concrete wall, with no glass or screen. I saw this and had the thought, “but what do they do in wint-? oh… right”. It’s those little things that make you...

first post of the year

I was motivated to write something about Halle Berry skipping the airport line in Montreal, but it seemed inappropriate for the first post of the year. A lot of links and articles are going around these days about how to keep one’s resolutions, with most advising to make your objectives specific, and share them. As...

hello again, world!

Hi again, After trying my hand at freelancing, I found that while it was a successful endeavor, it wasn’t really an enjoyable one. Although I saw people every day, they were never the same ones and I missed being part of a team and creating the bonds one does through repeated exposure. So after getting...

random briefs

- I signed up to give some money monthly to the AIDS foundation and they gave me a bag of goodies. Inside, among other things, was a condom with word AIDS printed all over the wrapper. I think that would kinda kill the mood… but I guess abstinence is good prevention too. - This week...

happy birthday sweet sixty

Silly (and now sixty) lightspeedmom on our trip to NYC last year. Bonne fête Mom!

what’s going on with me

Since leaving A2M last year, I’ve been searching for the same level of joy I found in my first years as a game producer (especially on Happy Feet). Unfortunately, by the end of the Iron Man project, that joy had been replaced by throwing up into office garbage cans and on one memorable occasion, losing...

a pee birdy

I absolutely adore this birthday card I received from a colleague yesterday. In case you’re wondering about the pegleg, Comet’s leg got hurt last week (but she’s ok). Merci JF!

bye

When I was a kid, my grandmother Laurette and my grandfather Yvon lived in the apartment above ours. Every day I came home from school and went right upstairs to play cards with him as she made me a grilled cheese sandwich. Although the whole family is made up of rather direct, no-nonsense people, my...

thoughts on 100 days of vegetarianism

On October 1st, I started an experiment in which I would be a vegetarian for 100 days. I wanted to do it long enough that it would be a challenge and also long enough to see the effects. With the 100 days now over, I’m ready to share some mostly anecdotal, completely unreplicated personal findings....

things i worry about but probably shouldn’t

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