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. #263: Technicalities

    September 18th, 2022

  2. #262: Five years!? A thank you

    September 11th, 2022

  3. #261: Holding pattern

    September 4th, 2022

  4. #260: Learning in crisis

    August 28th, 2022

  5. #259: Just the links

    August 21st, 2022

  6. #258: A shout to the wind

    August 14th, 2022

  7. #257: Hot brain links

    August 7th, 2022

  8. #256: Malleable words

    July 31st, 2022

  9. #255: Welcome to the party, pal

    July 24th, 2022

  10. #254: Slow links

    July 17th, 2022

  11. #253: Systems

    July 10th, 2022

  12. #252: Broken social scene—wait, I mean, contract

    July 3rd, 2022

  13. #251: Internalized stress

    June 26th, 2022

  14. #250: Decommissioned

    June 19th, 2022

  15. #249: Half caff

    June 12th, 2022

  16. #248: Financialized nesting dolls

    June 5th, 2022

  17. #247: Busy rest

    May 29th, 2022

  18. #246: Climate unpredictability

    May 22nd, 2022

  19. #245: L’aride follie del viver mio

    May 15th, 2022

  20. #244: Sunny springtime links

    May 8th, 2022

  21. #243: Anniversary treat

    May 1st, 2022

  22. #242: Forces for good

    April 24th, 2022

  23. #241: Abundant, virtuous futures

    April 17th, 2022

  24. #240: April again

    April 10th, 2022

  25. #239: Spring (tab) cleaning

    April 3rd, 2022

  26. #238: Links on ambition, resilient building, and more

    March 27th, 2022

  27. #237: Doing our parts

    March 20th, 2022

  28. #236: Seeking beautiful moments

    March 13th, 2022

  29. #235: Chase the sun (redux)

    March 6th, 2022

  30. #234: War in real-time, in all its ugliness

    February 27th, 2022

  31. #233: Goodbye (?) to the occupiers

    February 20th, 2022

  32. #232: Savouring silence

    February 13th, 2022

  33. #231: Acoustic assaults

    February 6th, 2022

  34. #230: Occupied

    January 30th, 2022

  35. #229: Playing for team public

    January 23rd, 2022

  36. #228: Where have the snow days gone

    January 16th, 2022

  37. #227: Melancholy and drama, but peace

    January 9th, 2022

  38. #226: Digging roots

    January 2nd, 2022

  39. #225: A few books feed us well

    December 26th, 2021

  40. #224: Staring down the barrel, at least the memes are good

    December 19th, 2021

  41. #223: Fragments

    December 12th, 2021

  42. #222: What we lose

    December 5th, 2021

  43. #221: Outrunning the food coma

    November 28th, 2021

  44. #220: Stories within stories

    November 21st, 2021

  45. #219: Silent commemoration

    November 14th, 2021

  46. #218: One week down

    November 7th, 2021

  47. #217: Surviving November

    October 31st, 2021

  48. #216: Registering intent

    October 24th, 2021

  49. #215: Leaves pass to soil

    October 17th, 2021

  50. #214: A brief rom-com review

    October 10th, 2021

  51. #213: Truer histories

    October 3rd, 2021

  52. #212: Star Trek days

    September 26th, 2021

  53. #211: Paths (not) taken

    September 19th, 2021

  54. #210: Little reading

    September 12th, 2021

  55. #209: September, you’re finally here

    September 5th, 2021

  56. #208: Reading and movies

    August 29th, 2021

  57. #207: August free fall

    August 22nd, 2021

  58. #206: Democratic event(s)

    August 15th, 2021

  59. #205: Let’s get nerdy

    August 8th, 2021

  60. #204: Cool sunsets

    August 1st, 2021

  61. #203: Parables

    July 25th, 2021

  62. #202: Boredom, boiling frogs, and miscellany

    July 18th, 2021

  63. #201: Summer dreaming

    July 11th, 2021

  64. #200: “You give me life”

    July 4th, 2021

  65. #199: Loading

    June 27th, 2021

  66. #198: Cooking, staying hungry

    June 20th, 2021

  67. #197: Responding to violence

    June 13th, 2021

  68. #196: Doors Open (online)

    June 6th, 2021

  69. #195: 215 children

    May 30th, 2021

  70. #194: What’s on the mind

    May 23rd, 2021

  71. #193: Lilacs

    May 16th, 2021

  72. #192: The world is cool

    May 9th, 2021

  73. #191: Anniversaries

    May 2nd, 2021

  74. #190: To what grounds us

    April 25th, 2021

  75. #189: Furious, heartbroken—but not surprised

    April 18th, 2021

  76. #188: Daydream believer

    April 11th, 2021

  77. #187: Sunshine escape

    April 4th, 2021

  78. #186: Rainy day people

    March 28th, 2021

  79. #185: Spring—change, or not

    March 21st, 2021

  80. #184: On we go

    March 14th, 2021

  81. #183: Reporting thoughtfully

    March 7th, 2021

  82. #182: Keeping it light

    February 28th, 2021

  83. #181: Close to home

    February 21st, 2021

  84. #180: Another day older, closer to the grave

    February 14th, 2021

  85. #179: Chase the sun

    February 7th, 2021

  86. #178: Coding by any other name

    January 31st, 2021

  87. #177: Gettin’ sauced

    January 24th, 2021

  88. #176: Working (again)

    January 17th, 2021

  89. #175: This week in anti-democracy…

    January 10th, 2021

  90. #174: Zoom zoom

    January 3rd, 2021

  91. #173: Revisiting

    December 27th, 2020

  92. #172: Five books for the year

    December 20th, 2020

  93. #171: Ugh, algorithms

    December 13th, 2020

  94. #170: PolySeSouvient

    December 6th, 2020

  95. #169: Waiting

    November 29th, 2020

  96. #168: Adventuring

    November 22nd, 2020

  97. #167: For the love of knowledge

    November 15th, 2020

  98. #166: Trivial links

    November 8th, 2020

  99. #165: Blowing hot air

    November 1st, 2020

  100. #164: Argh

    October 25th, 2020

  101. #163: On Mi’kmaw waters

    October 18th, 2020

  102. #162: A sense of perspective

    October 11th, 2020

  103. #161: Leafing through

    October 4th, 2020

  104. #160: Books at hand

    September 27th, 2020

  105. #159: COVID crime

    September 20th, 2020

  106. #158: Rainy morning adventures

    September 13th, 2020

  107. #157: Maintenance, care, attention

    September 6th, 2020

  108. #156: Week in review

    August 30th, 2020

  109. #155: TV time and world-building

    August 23rd, 2020

  110. #154: Remembering (how) to relax

    August 16th, 2020

  111. #153: Roads

    August 9th, 2020

  112. #152: Rain day thoughts

    August 2nd, 2020

  113. #151: Some links

    July 26th, 2020

  114. #150: Virtual community

    July 19th, 2020

  115. #149: Snapshots of the week

    July 12th, 2020

  116. #148: Halfway through 2020

    July 5th, 2020

  117. #147: One link to listen

    June 28th, 2020

  118. #146: Heat, work, history

    June 21st, 2020

  119. #145: Who’s watching?

    June 14th, 2020

  120. #144: What to say

    June 7th, 2020

  121. #143: A difficult week

    May 31st, 2020

  122. #142: To your taste

    May 24th, 2020

  123. #141: New shelves

    May 17th, 2020

  124. #140: In memoriam

    May 10th, 2020

  125. #139: Beautiful words

    May 3rd, 2020

  126. #138: Wordy cookbooks

    April 26th, 2020

  127. #137: Day off reading

    April 19th, 2020

  128. #136: Parliament carries on

    April 12th, 2020

  129. #135: Personal websites

    April 5th, 2020

  130. #134: Do nothing struggles

    March 29th, 2020

  131. #133: Sims

    March 22nd, 2020

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

    March 15th, 2020

  133. #131: Finding focus

    March 8th, 2020

  134. #130: 2x3 links (misc, archives) and a phrase

    March 1st, 2020

  135. #129: Spring, feelings, readings

    February 23rd, 2020

  136. #128: Family time

    February 16th, 2020

  137. #127: Collected links

    February 9th, 2020

  138. #126: Mining my messages

    February 2nd, 2020

  139. #125: Facilitating access

    January 26th, 2020

  140. #124: Snow slow

    January 19th, 2020

  141. #123: Retreat to the wholesome

    January 12th, 2020

  142. #122: Archives and walking and links

    January 5th, 2020

  143. #121: Engage!

    December 29th, 2019

  144. #120: This year’s books

    December 22nd, 2019

  145. #119: Top shelf (think books, not booze)

    December 15th, 2019

  146. #118: Thirty years later

    December 8th, 2019

  147. #117: Principles of parliamentary practice

    December 1st, 2019

  148. #116: Web links

    November 24th, 2019

  149. #115: P-p-p-policy!! (Or, what Lucas does at work)

    November 17th, 2019

  150. #114: A parliamentary (precinct) tour

    November 10th, 2019

  151. #113: Stories beyond the data

    November 3rd, 2019

  152. #112: Public service

    October 27th, 2019

  153. #111: Functions of a living situation

    October 20th, 2019

  154. #110: The sites I visit

    October 13th, 2019

  155. #109: The slump

    October 6th, 2019

  156. #108: Models for decision and action

    September 29th, 2019

  157. #107: A drop-in space

    September 22nd, 2019

  158. #106: Bookmark finds

    September 15th, 2019

  159. #105: Travelling in place

    September 8th, 2019

  160. #104: Through the eyes of another

    September 1st, 2019

  161. #103: Structure

    August 25th, 2019

  162. #102: A geography of intentional sound

    August 18th, 2019

  163. #101: Happy days

    August 11th, 2019

  164. #100: Living principles

    August 4th, 2019

  165. #99: Levels of critical digital work

    July 28th, 2019

  166. #98: Questions for learning

    July 21st, 2019

  167. #97: Digital government and civic tech

    July 14th, 2019

  168. #96: Opera

    July 7th, 2019

  169. #95: Let’s take a walk

    June 30th, 2019

  170. #94: Words and links

    June 23rd, 2019

  171. #93: Accessible public spaces

    June 16th, 2019

  172. #92: A working carrying capacity

    June 9th, 2019

  173. #91: Doors Open

    June 2nd, 2019

  174. #90: Walking toward a social summer

    May 26th, 2019

  175. #89: Three blobs of words

    May 19th, 2019

  176. #88: Grounding history

    May 12th, 2019

  177. #87: A day off

    May 5th, 2019

  178. #86: Look up

    April 28th, 2019

  179. #85: Valuing openness

    April 21st, 2019

  180. #84: Thinking frames

    April 14th, 2019

  181. #83: Boomer empowerment

    April 7th, 2019

  182. #82: Making time for music, for silence

    March 31st, 2019

  183. #81: A family day

    March 24th, 2019

  184. #80: Communicating depth

    March 17th, 2019

  185. #79: The signs

    March 10th, 2019

  186. #78: I, you, we (maybe?)

    March 3rd, 2019

  187. #77: Words I avoid

    February 24th, 2019

  188. #76: The 80s and links

    February 17th, 2019

  189. #75: Standing in place

    February 10th, 2019

  190. #74: When you want to get out and read

    February 3rd, 2019

  191. #73: The wholesome social network

    January 27th, 2019

  192. #72: Libraries, physical and digital, visible and invisible

    January 20th, 2019

  193. #71: Rockeuses, and leaders as facilitators

    January 13th, 2019

  194. #70: What we remember, and why

    January 6th, 2019

  195. #69: Returning home and time’s triptych

    December 30th, 2018

  196. #68: Reading (and writing) heals

    December 23rd, 2018

  197. #67: Speeches from the throne, thinking tools

    December 16th, 2018

  198. #66: Scattered

    December 9th, 2018

  199. #65: Working and rest

    December 2nd, 2018

  200. #64: No choice

    November 25th, 2018

  201. #63: Competing priorities at Laurel Creek Conservation Area

    November 18th, 2018

  202. #62: Blogroll

    November 11th, 2018

  203. #61: Thinky thinky

    November 4th, 2018

  204. #60: Thinking geographically

    October 28th, 2018

  205. #59: Three pairs of links

    October 21st, 2018

  206. #58: Digital history and digital humanities

    October 14th, 2018

  207. #57: Thanksgiving break

    October 7th, 2018

  208. #56: Dropping in

    September 30th, 2018

  209. #55: Communities of care

    September 23rd, 2018

  210. #54: Repeated experiences

    September 16th, 2018

  211. #53: Writing in books, a personal history

    September 9th, 2018

  212. #52: A year in (review)

    September 2nd, 2018

  213. #51: Learning and escaping through simulation

    August 26th, 2018

  214. #50: We shape the land

    August 19th, 2018

  215. #49: Learning languages, loving words

    August 12th, 2018

  216. #48: Cool recipes for a hot day

    August 5th, 2018

  217. #47: Turn to the local

    July 29th, 2018

  218. #46: Heat

    July 22nd, 2018

  219. #45: Humbly human

    July 15th, 2018

  220. #44: Working (remotely)

    July 8th, 2018

  221. #43: Centennial

    July 1st, 2018

  222. #42: Creative constraints

    June 24th, 2018

  223. #41: Historically minded

    June 17th, 2018

  224. #40: A quantified, incentivized life

    June 10th, 2018

  225. #39: Here I go again!

    June 3rd, 2018

  226. #38: Pacifism

    May 27th, 2018

  227. #37: Working (together)

    May 20th, 2018

  228. #36: Science fair!!

    May 13th, 2018

  229. #35: Working

    May 6th, 2018

  230. #34: Portable pasta party kit

    April 29th, 2018

  231. #33: Keep going

    April 22nd, 2018

  232. #32: Season 2, episode 22

    April 15th, 2018

  233. #31: Regularly local

    April 8th, 2018

  234. #30: M*A*S*H

    April 1st, 2018

  235. #29: On the environment

    March 25th, 2018

  236. #28: Robots!

    March 18th, 2018

  237. #27: Editing

    March 11th, 2018

  238. #26: Presenting work

    March 4th, 2018

  239. #25: The importance of internet access

    February 25th, 2018

  240. #24: Ode to the road

    February 18th, 2018

  241. #23: Some links

    February 11th, 2018

  242. #22: Life is long

    February 4th, 2018

  243. #21: Complex, connected problems

    January 28th, 2018

  244. #20: Profiles and interviews

    January 21st, 2018

  245. #19: Thinking about time

    January 14th, 2018

  246. #18: “Feed”

    January 7th, 2018

  247. #17: Constant questions

    December 31st, 2017

  248. #16: Three welcome books

    December 24th, 2017

  249. #15: Small victories

    December 17th, 2017

  250. #14: Our faves are problematic

    December 10th, 2017

  251. #13: The Seven Year Itch

    December 3rd, 2017

  252. #12: Bye Bye Birdie

    November 26th, 2017

  253. #11: What’s a personal bio good for?

    November 19th, 2017

  254. #10: Research reading

    November 12th, 2017

  255. #9: Modern monopolies

    November 5th, 2017

  256. #8: Civic tech

    October 29th, 2017

  257. #7: A revealing week

    October 22nd, 2017

  258. #6: Veritable listening

    October 15th, 2017

  259. #5: Newsletter recommendations

    October 8th, 2017

  260. #4: Loving libraries

    October 1st, 2017

  261. #3: Conversational contributions

    September 24th, 2017

  262. #2: Questioning labels

    September 17th, 2017

  263. #1: Earthworming

    September 10th, 2017