Personal site of John Smiley


“The best any human can do is to pick a delusion that helps him get through the day.”

Scott Adams
God’s Debris: A Thought Experiment

I am a seeker of joy, a connector of people, a drinker of beer, and a seeker of joy. I know I said seeker of joy twice. I dig joy.

In a nutshell:

  • I am a property tax consultant and litigator by employment
  • I foster dogs with Oops-A-Dazy Animal Rescue
  • I deliver meals almost every Friday for Calgary Meals on Wheels
  • I dig: Stoicism, list-making, business development, strategy, seeing live music, writing, hiking in the Canadian Rockies, reading great books, genealogy, meaningful conversations with people I trust, cultivating compassion, and learning new things