The Week That Was… November 15th – 21st, 2015.

Writing these weekly wrap-ups do more than just help me remember the hijinks I get up to each week — they also keep me well aware of the time that’s trickling through my fingers, and how quickly 2015 will be a foggy memory instead of the current reality. 2016 brings new goals, more family, and while I never know what’s around the corner anymore, I’m sure plenty of opportunities I’d never imagined possible.

Which is all the more reason I need to get this 2015 stuff off of my plate so I can tackle 2016 with a clear head!

Rasslin’ Big Smoke Burger’s “Urban Cowboy” for Hellmann’s Burger Route

The Week That Was... November 15th - 21st, 2015 — Big Smoke Burger at CF Toronto Eaton Centre — Urban CowboyI happened over Hellmann’s Burger Route by chance while visiting the Village’s Fresh Burger, surprised that I hadn’t heard of an event spanning more than 30 restaurants across the GTA! This simple discovery changed my November lunch hours, taking me places I usually found too far to visit.

This week saw the first trip (of many) down to the CF Toronto Eaton Centre’s Big Smoke Burger to get my grubby man-sized paws on their Urban Cowboy, which I’m pretty sure is the best fast food burger I’ve ever tasted. No lie — this isn’t even sponsored. I went back another two times to get it, knowing it’d likely be unavailable after November. I waited in line for this burger — Casey Palmer don’t wait in no lines. Too bad it’ll likely be gone by the time you read this ?

Farewell, Urban Cowboy — we knew ye well.

Lean In Canada | Leaning In On Gender Equality with a Men Lean In Panel!

Last Updated: October 7, 2020

I was recently invited to join a panel of men speaking on gender equality at Lean In Toronto, a networking group for professional women with its origins in Sheryl Sandberg’s book Lean In!

Taken from their website,

Lean In Canada is a group of professional women seeking to grow their careers by networking, learning and sharing experiences in a positive, enriching environment.

With a dominantly female audience of nearly 200 strong, being the first representatives of our gender of panellists in this forum shouldered responsibility for showing that we could bring value to the discussion, but the evening ahead would determine whether we were the right men for the job.

And the night went better than I could’ve ever expected.