SANDICO LIFE is a blog that i’ve (Mark) decided to create to keep track of my *updated* family since it’s well-known that my memory isn’t the greatest these days. Or hasn’t been for a while (raves perhaps?). It’s also a way i can use to share my thoughts and monitor my goals for myself and our growing family. And hey, if the SANDICO LIFE teaches you anything or just gets your mind going about something, added bonus.


I’m married to my beautiful wife Michelle who just gave birth to our first-born – a soon-to-be sporty boy named Jackson Alexander. Making his debut at 6lbs 9oz, I can’t wait to take him to his first Raptors game.

I’m a thirty-something IT professional (see: Business Consultant).

I graduated from the University of Toronto with an Hon BSc Degree in Cell and Molecular Biology. Now im in IT.

I’m a huge Toronto Raptors fan and a season ticket holder. I also actively participate in numerous fantasy basketball pools and have been running one with the usual group of friends for almost 10 yrs. My wife has come to accept the importance of the NBA season.

I’m a sports nut and love to play (when Jackson will allow me again..) golf, baseball, volleyball and sometimes hit the gym when i feel like that 1-2x/week workout actually helps. It’s not fun when nothing’s on the line so there are usually some forms of bets going around in anything i ‘play’ in.

My wife and I love love love to travel and spent 9 months in England in 2008 for work. We’ve been to a whole wackload of places and with Jackson now, we’re planning our future family vacations – and it’s looking like a Disney cruise might be in order. My travel blog is HERE . My favourite vacation was our 3 week stint in Japan (Tokyo, Kyoto, Osaka and Hakone). I will take Jack back one day..

We love Kid Robot stuff – especially the Dunnys.

Got questions? Just ask and i might answer them.

6 Responses to About

  1. Mom says:

    It worked, Mark!

  2. Tamsin says:

    How refreshing to find a blog written by a dad! Fantastic!

  3. Wow, great post. I also love traveling and I’m doing it a lot. There is one country which I’m planning to visit next. It’s Australia or New Zeland. It is great to travel when somebody pays you for it:) In my case is my travelling blog.

  4. Halton Parks says:

    Hi Mark,

    Came across your post about Rattlesnake Point and just HAD to share it on our Facebook page (www.facebook.com/haltonparks). I think it’s great reading a blog from a dad’s perspective and kudos to you for competing in that run with your family watching on! Thanks for all the kind words about the run, the organizers and Rattlesnake Point…we’re really proud of the conservation area and stories like yours make it worthwhile!

    • Mark says:

      Thanks for the kind words! Our family is already looking forward to getting the family pass to all the Halton Parks! Funny we didn’t realize what we have right in our own backyard :)

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