There was Armageddon in the laundry room this weekend at my house as the hot water tank decided it had enough of my tom-foolery and blew up causing a hot spring. I can’t imagine a tour bus in my driveway to have a line-up of people paying to sit in my laundry room in the midst of lost socks bobbing out of the dryer, so I cleaned it up. It resulted in a $1,000 bill which I tried to pay with my library card.

“Just kidding,” I said to the gas pipe fitter with a wrench the size of a canoe as I inserted debit card into his machine.

I wondered what I was going to spend all the money for that Alive Magazine article I wrote. Now I know. Unfortunately, because of all the calamity, I didn’t have any time to write anything for this blog.

Luckily, my article also came out this week. It’s about the winter Olympics that will start soon. See “Awakening the Olympian Within: From the couch to the podium,” at

Mike Broderick , a one- time archaeologist, is a Vocational Rehabilitation Counsellor with the Fraser Health Authority in Port Coquitlam where he helps people with mental health disabilities find and keep full or part time employment .

He WAS the Employment Specialist for the Neil Squire Society in Burnaby where he found employment for people with physical disabilities, A Supported Employment Coordinator at THEO BC (now the Open Door Group), and a case manager at Community Fisheries Development Centre where he helped people move from the fishing industry to something else because there, “Aint no fish.” This means he is VERY familiar with how a modern day resume should look.

He is an active ambassador with the Vancouver Board of Trade and a member of the Labour Task Force of the Burnaby Board of Trade He does some work as a field Archaeologist, is a fitness instructor and frequent contributor of fitness humour articles to Alive Magazine. He is always saying, “If you can’t be fit, you can at least be funny.”

He lives in Port Coquitlam with his spouse Cecelia. You can reach him at home at or at 604-464-4105. If you’re looking for a career change, he is the Spin Doctor and can give you a resume makeover at competitive rates.


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