Hit and Miss

I publish a small weekly newsletter titled Hit and Miss. In it, I write about whatever I’ve been reading each week, usually with some tilt toward the interaction of technology and society. Check out the archive below—if it interests you, please consider subscribing.

  1. #229: Playing for team public

    January 23rd, 2022

  2. #228: Where have the snow days gone

    January 16th, 2022

  3. #227: Melancholy and drama, but peace

    January 9th, 2022

  4. #226: Digging roots

    January 2nd, 2022

  5. #225: A few books feed us well

    December 26th, 2021

  6. #224: Staring down the barrel, at least the memes are good

    December 19th, 2021

  7. #223: Fragments

    December 12th, 2021

  8. #222: What we lose

    December 5th, 2021

  9. #221: Outrunning the food coma

    November 28th, 2021

  10. #220: Stories within stories

    November 21st, 2021

  11. #219: Silent commemoration

    November 14th, 2021

  12. #218: One week down

    November 7th, 2021

  13. #217: Surviving November

    October 31st, 2021

  14. #216: Registering intent

    October 24th, 2021

  15. #215: Leaves pass to soil

    October 17th, 2021

  16. #214: A brief rom-com review

    October 10th, 2021

  17. #213: Truer histories

    October 3rd, 2021

  18. #212: Star Trek days

    September 26th, 2021

  19. #211: Paths (not) taken

    September 19th, 2021

  20. #210: Little reading

    September 12th, 2021

  21. #209: September, you’re finally here

    September 5th, 2021

  22. #208: Reading and movies

    August 29th, 2021

  23. #207: August free fall

    August 22nd, 2021

  24. #206: Democratic event(s)

    August 15th, 2021

  25. #205: Let’s get nerdy

    August 8th, 2021

  26. #204: Cool sunsets

    August 1st, 2021

  27. #203: Parables

    July 25th, 2021

  28. #202: Boredom, boiling frogs, and miscellany

    July 18th, 2021

  29. #201: Summer dreaming

    July 11th, 2021

  30. #200: “You give me life”

    July 4th, 2021

  31. #199: Loading

    June 27th, 2021

  32. #198: Cooking, staying hungry

    June 20th, 2021

  33. #197: Responding to violence

    June 13th, 2021

  34. #196: Doors Open (online)

    June 6th, 2021

  35. #195: 215 children

    May 30th, 2021

  36. #194: What’s on the mind

    May 23rd, 2021

  37. #193: Lilacs

    May 16th, 2021

  38. #192: The world is cool

    May 9th, 2021

  39. #191: Anniversaries

    May 2nd, 2021

  40. #190: To what grounds us

    April 25th, 2021

  41. #189: Furious, heartbroken—but not surprised

    April 18th, 2021

  42. #188: Daydream believer

    April 11th, 2021

  43. #187: Sunshine escape

    April 4th, 2021

  44. #186: Rainy day people

    March 28th, 2021

  45. #185: Spring—change, or not

    March 21st, 2021

  46. #184: On we go

    March 14th, 2021

  47. #183: Reporting thoughtfully

    March 7th, 2021

  48. #182: Keeping it light

    February 28th, 2021

  49. #181: Close to home

    February 21st, 2021

  50. #180: Another day older, closer to the grave

    February 14th, 2021

  51. #179: Chase the sun

    February 7th, 2021

  52. #178: Coding by any other name

    January 31st, 2021

  53. #177: Gettin’ sauced

    January 24th, 2021

  54. #176: Working (again)

    January 17th, 2021

  55. #175: This week in anti-democracy…

    January 10th, 2021

  56. #174: Zoom zoom

    January 3rd, 2021

  57. #173: Revisiting

    December 27th, 2020

  58. #172: Five books for the year

    December 20th, 2020

  59. #171: Ugh, algorithms

    December 13th, 2020

  60. #170: PolySeSouvient

    December 6th, 2020

  61. #169: Waiting

    November 29th, 2020

  62. #168: Adventuring

    November 22nd, 2020

  63. #167: For the love of knowledge

    November 15th, 2020

  64. #166: Trivial links

    November 8th, 2020

  65. #165: Blowing hot air

    November 1st, 2020

  66. #164: Argh

    October 25th, 2020

  67. #163: On Mi’kmaw waters

    October 18th, 2020

  68. #162: A sense of perspective

    October 11th, 2020

  69. #161: Leafing through

    October 4th, 2020

  70. #160: Books at hand

    September 27th, 2020

  71. #159: COVID crime

    September 20th, 2020

  72. #158: Rainy morning adventures

    September 13th, 2020

  73. #157: Maintenance, care, attention

    September 6th, 2020

  74. #156: Week in review

    August 30th, 2020

  75. #155: TV time and world-building

    August 23rd, 2020

  76. #154: Remembering (how) to relax

    August 16th, 2020

  77. #153: Roads

    August 9th, 2020

  78. #152: Rain day thoughts

    August 2nd, 2020

  79. #151: Some links

    July 26th, 2020

  80. #150: Virtual community

    July 19th, 2020

  81. #149: Snapshots of the week

    July 12th, 2020

  82. #148: Halfway through 2020

    July 5th, 2020

  83. #147: One link to listen

    June 28th, 2020

  84. #146: Heat, work, history

    June 21st, 2020

  85. #145: Who’s watching?

    June 14th, 2020

  86. #144: What to say

    June 7th, 2020

  87. #143: A difficult week

    May 31st, 2020

  88. #142: To your taste

    May 24th, 2020

  89. #141: New shelves

    May 17th, 2020

  90. #140: In memoriam

    May 10th, 2020

  91. #139: Beautiful words

    May 3rd, 2020

  92. #138: Wordy cookbooks

    April 26th, 2020

  93. #137: Day off reading

    April 19th, 2020

  94. #136: Parliament carries on

    April 12th, 2020

  95. #135: Personal websites

    April 5th, 2020

  96. #134: Do nothing struggles

    March 29th, 2020

  97. #133: Sims

    March 22nd, 2020

  98. #132: Now so fast, history so slow

    March 15th, 2020

  99. #131: Finding focus

    March 8th, 2020

  100. #130: 2x3 links (misc, archives) and a phrase

    March 1st, 2020

  101. #129: Spring, feelings, readings

    February 23rd, 2020

  102. #128: Family time

    February 16th, 2020

  103. #127: Collected links

    February 9th, 2020

  104. #126: Mining my messages

    February 2nd, 2020

  105. #125: Facilitating access

    January 26th, 2020

  106. #124: Snow slow

    January 19th, 2020

  107. #123: Retreat to the wholesome

    January 12th, 2020

  108. #122: Archives and walking and links

    January 5th, 2020

  109. #121: Engage!

    December 29th, 2019

  110. #120: This year’s books

    December 22nd, 2019

  111. #119: Top shelf (think books, not booze)

    December 15th, 2019

  112. #118: Thirty years later

    December 8th, 2019

  113. #117: Principles of parliamentary practice

    December 1st, 2019

  114. #116: Web links

    November 24th, 2019

  115. #115: P-p-p-policy!! (Or, what Lucas does at work)

    November 17th, 2019

  116. #114: A parliamentary (precinct) tour

    November 10th, 2019

  117. #113: Stories beyond the data

    November 3rd, 2019

  118. #112: Public service

    October 27th, 2019

  119. #111: Functions of a living situation

    October 20th, 2019

  120. #110: The sites I visit

    October 13th, 2019

  121. #109: The slump

    October 6th, 2019

  122. #108: Models for decision and action

    September 29th, 2019

  123. #107: A drop-in space

    September 22nd, 2019

  124. #106: Bookmark finds

    September 15th, 2019

  125. #105: Travelling in place

    September 8th, 2019

  126. #104: Through the eyes of another

    September 1st, 2019

  127. #103: Structure

    August 25th, 2019

  128. #102: A geography of intentional sound

    August 18th, 2019

  129. #101: Happy days

    August 11th, 2019

  130. #100: Living principles

    August 4th, 2019

  131. #99: Levels of critical digital work

    July 28th, 2019

  132. #98: Questions for learning

    July 21st, 2019

  133. #97: Digital government and civic tech

    July 14th, 2019

  134. #96: Opera

    July 7th, 2019

  135. #95: Let’s take a walk

    June 30th, 2019

  136. #94: Words and links

    June 23rd, 2019

  137. #93: Accessible public spaces

    June 16th, 2019

  138. #92: A working carrying capacity

    June 9th, 2019

  139. #91: Doors Open

    June 2nd, 2019

  140. #90: Walking toward a social summer

    May 26th, 2019

  141. #89: Three blobs of words

    May 19th, 2019

  142. #88: Grounding history

    May 12th, 2019

  143. #87: A day off

    May 5th, 2019

  144. #86: Look up

    April 28th, 2019

  145. #85: Valuing openness

    April 21st, 2019

  146. #84: Thinking frames

    April 14th, 2019

  147. #83: Boomer empowerment

    April 7th, 2019

  148. #82: Making time for music, for silence

    March 31st, 2019

  149. #81: A family day

    March 24th, 2019

  150. #80: Communicating depth

    March 17th, 2019

  151. #79: The signs

    March 10th, 2019

  152. #78: I, you, we (maybe?)

    March 3rd, 2019

  153. #77: Words I avoid

    February 24th, 2019

  154. #76: The 80s and links

    February 17th, 2019

  155. #75: Standing in place

    February 10th, 2019

  156. #74: When you want to get out and read

    February 3rd, 2019

  157. #73: The wholesome social network

    January 27th, 2019

  158. #72: Libraries, physical and digital, visible and invisible

    January 20th, 2019

  159. #71: Rockeuses, and leaders as facilitators

    January 13th, 2019

  160. #70: What we remember, and why

    January 6th, 2019

  161. #69: Returning home and time’s triptych

    December 30th, 2018

  162. #68: Reading (and writing) heals

    December 23rd, 2018

  163. #67: Speeches from the throne, thinking tools

    December 16th, 2018

  164. #66: Scattered

    December 9th, 2018

  165. #65: Working and rest

    December 2nd, 2018

  166. #64: No choice

    November 25th, 2018

  167. #63: Competing priorities at Laurel Creek Conservation Area

    November 18th, 2018

  168. #62: Blogroll

    November 11th, 2018

  169. #61: Thinky thinky

    November 4th, 2018

  170. #60: Thinking geographically

    October 28th, 2018

  171. #59: Three pairs of links

    October 21st, 2018

  172. #58: Digital history and digital humanities

    October 14th, 2018

  173. #57: Thanksgiving break

    October 7th, 2018

  174. #56: Dropping in

    September 30th, 2018

  175. #55: Communities of care

    September 23rd, 2018

  176. #54: Repeated experiences

    September 16th, 2018

  177. #53: Writing in books, a personal history

    September 9th, 2018

  178. #52: A year in (review)

    September 2nd, 2018

  179. #51: Learning and escaping through simulation

    August 26th, 2018

  180. #50: We shape the land

    August 19th, 2018

  181. #49: Learning languages, loving words

    August 12th, 2018

  182. #48: Cool recipes for a hot day

    August 5th, 2018

  183. #47: Turn to the local

    July 29th, 2018

  184. #46: Heat

    July 22nd, 2018

  185. #45: Humbly human

    July 15th, 2018

  186. #44: Working (remotely)

    July 8th, 2018

  187. #43: Centennial

    July 1st, 2018

  188. #42: Creative constraints

    June 24th, 2018

  189. #41: Historically minded

    June 17th, 2018

  190. #40: A quantified, incentivized life

    June 10th, 2018

  191. #39: Here I go again!

    June 3rd, 2018

  192. #38: Pacifism

    May 27th, 2018

  193. #37: Working (together)

    May 20th, 2018

  194. #36: Science fair!!

    May 13th, 2018

  195. #35: Working

    May 6th, 2018

  196. #34: Portable pasta party kit

    April 29th, 2018

  197. #33: Keep going

    April 22nd, 2018

  198. #32: Season 2, episode 22

    April 15th, 2018

  199. #31: Regularly local

    April 8th, 2018

  200. #30: M*A*S*H

    April 1st, 2018

  201. #29: On the environment

    March 25th, 2018

  202. #28: Robots!

    March 18th, 2018

  203. #27: Editing

    March 11th, 2018

  204. #26: Presenting work

    March 4th, 2018

  205. #25: The importance of internet access

    February 25th, 2018

  206. #24: Ode to the road

    February 18th, 2018

  207. #23: Some links

    February 11th, 2018

  208. #22: Life is long

    February 4th, 2018

  209. #21: Complex, connected problems

    January 28th, 2018

  210. #20: Profiles and interviews

    January 21st, 2018

  211. #19: Thinking about time

    January 14th, 2018

  212. #18: “Feed”

    January 7th, 2018

  213. #17: Constant questions

    December 31st, 2017

  214. #16: Three welcome books

    December 24th, 2017

  215. #15: Small victories

    December 17th, 2017

  216. #14: Our faves are problematic

    December 10th, 2017

  217. #13: The Seven Year Itch

    December 3rd, 2017

  218. #12: Bye Bye Birdie

    November 26th, 2017

  219. #11: What’s a personal bio good for?

    November 19th, 2017

  220. #10: Research reading

    November 12th, 2017

  221. #9: Modern monopolies

    November 5th, 2017

  222. #8: Civic tech

    October 29th, 2017

  223. #7: A revealing week

    October 22nd, 2017

  224. #6: Veritable listening

    October 15th, 2017

  225. #5: Newsletter recommendations

    October 8th, 2017

  226. #4: Loving libraries

    October 1st, 2017

  227. #3: Conversational contributions

    September 24th, 2017

  228. #2: Questioning labels

    September 17th, 2017

  229. #1: Earthworming

    September 10th, 2017