50 Years Ago Today

Fifty years ago today, human beings walked on the Earth's moon for the first time. I was born too late to watch it all unfold live, but here's how it looked.

All the great photos of man on the moon July 20, 1969 are of Buzz Aldrin, because Neil Armstrong was taking the pictures. Here's a fantastic shot of Buzz.

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In the decade before my birth there are two moments I wish I had watched live. The first is this moon landing from fifty years ago. The second is this...

Paul Henderson scores for Canada!

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Toronto Mike'd Podcast Episode 489: Brian Master

Toronto Mike'd Podcast Episode 489In this 489th episode, Mike chats with radio vet Brian Master about his fifty years in radio. This episode is exactly 1:36:02.

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Toronto Mike'd Podcast Episode 488: Barry Davis Returns

Toronto Mike'd Podcast Episode 488In this 488th episode, Mike catches up with Barry Davis before Barry kicks out the jams. This episode is exactly 1:46:39.

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Toronto Mike'd Podcast Episode 487: Fred Penner Returns

Toronto Mike'd Podcast Episode 487In this 487th episode, Mike catches up with Fred Penner before Fred kicks out the jams. This episode is exactly 1:23:16.

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Toronto Mike'd Podcast Episode 486: Rob Longley

Toronto Mike'd Podcast Episode 486In this 486th episode, Mike chats with The Toronto Sun's Blue Jays reporter Rob Longley about his decades at the Sun, his colleagues, the state of his industry and Vladdy. This episode is exactly 1:52:03.

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Happy Birthday TMDS!

Has it been a year already? According to the date on my Electronic Master Business Licence, the hard launch wasn't until September, but the soft launch of TMDS was exactly one year ago.

I have learned so much since securing my Business Identification Number. Running your own business isn't just about providing quality service to clients, it's also:

  • Time Management
  • Sales
  • Accounts Receivable
  • Accounting
  • Project Management
  • Marketing
  • Discipline

Looking back, I don't think I could have gained this wisdom without having done it. There's really no shortcut to experience.

I just filed my HST remittance for the second quarter. A year ago, that sentence would have been completely foreign to me. Since I don't pay taxes until the spring, I've set up a handy system with my business account to ensure there are no surprises. When you run your own business, you learn to avoid surprises like the plague. I've learned so much, particularly in the fields of Sales and Accounting, two realms I had never really worked in before. I've come a long way, but it really feels like I'm just getting started.

So happy birthday TMDS! You're definitely one of the very best things I've done in my life.

If anyone wants to chat about how TMDS can help with your brand and/or business, here's the bat signal.

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Toronto Mike'd Podcast Episode 485: Conor McCreery

Toronto Mike'd Podcast Episode 485In this 485th episode, Mike chats with Conor McCreery about Kill Shakespeare, writing about the Raps for Raptors HQ, what's next for the Raps, appearing on Off The Record and so much more. This episode is exactly 1:43:36.

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