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. #351: Running back from Italy

    May 26th, 2024

  2. #349: Digital reading lessgoooo

    May 12th, 2024

  3. #348: “Frozen in an uncomfortable slouch”

    May 5th, 2024

  4. #347: Grab bag

    April 28th, 2024

  5. #346: Clean the tabs, share the links

    April 21st, 2024

  6. #345: Books abound

    April 14th, 2024

  7. #344: Endless Saturdays

    April 7th, 2024

  8. #343: First quarter updates

    March 31st, 2024

  9. #342: The usual moves

    March 24th, 2024

  10. #341: Continuing themes

    March 17th, 2024

  11. #340: Blackbirds are back

    March 10th, 2024

  12. #339: Sure, winter, see ya later

    March 3rd, 2024

  13. #338: How it goes these days

    February 25th, 2024

  14. #337: Love and friendship (and data and government)

    February 18th, 2024

  15. #332: Wintry neighbours

    January 14th, 2024

  16. #331: Benchin’, cattin’, linkin’

    January 7th, 2024

  17. #330: So, we made it

    December 31st, 2023

  18. #328: omg me too

    December 17th, 2023

  19. #327: Hoorah for “blank time”

    December 10th, 2023

  20. #326: Bring on the winter of (inter)dependence

    December 3rd, 2023

  21. #325: Independent living depends on a healthy land

    November 26th, 2023

  22. #324: Responding to change (links on)

    November 19th, 2023

  23. #323: Change for thee, but not for me?

    November 12th, 2023

  24. #316: Home from Japan

    September 24th, 2023

  25. #285: Links on data, exploitation, and hunkering down

    February 19th, 2023

  26. #284: Holding on

    February 12th, 2023

  27. #283: Existing in melancholy

    February 5th, 2023

  28. #282: Snowy brain

    January 29th, 2023

  29. #281: Links on recordkeeping and more

    January 22nd, 2023

  30. #280: Living by the clock, by the light

    January 15th, 2023

  31. #279: More rest

    January 8th, 2023

  32. #278: 2022 to 2023

    January 1st, 2023

  33. #277: 2022 reads

    December 25th, 2022

  34. #276: Passing the baton

    December 18th, 2022

  35. #275: Assurance

    December 11th, 2022

  36. #274: See also

    December 4th, 2022

  37. #273: Transcripting

    November 27th, 2022

  38. #272: Extremely online

    November 20th, 2022

  39. #271: Promises to self

    November 13th, 2022

  40. #270: Constitutional unconstitutionalism

    November 6th, 2022

  41. #269: Crises abound

    October 30th, 2022

  42. #268: Convo dump

    October 23rd, 2022

  43. #267: Serious links™ on work

    October 16th, 2022

  44. #266: Public delivery

    October 9th, 2022

  45. #265: Calls continue

    October 2nd, 2022

  46. #264: Work, birds, tech, munipoli

    September 25th, 2022

  47. #263: Technicalities

    September 18th, 2022

  48. #262: Five years!? A thank you

    September 11th, 2022

  49. #261: Holding pattern

    September 4th, 2022

  50. #260: Learning in crisis

    August 28th, 2022

  51. #259: Just the links

    August 21st, 2022

  52. #258: A shout to the wind

    August 14th, 2022

  53. #257: Hot brain links

    August 7th, 2022

  54. #256: Malleable words

    July 31st, 2022

  55. #255: Welcome to the party, pal

    July 24th, 2022

  56. #254: Slow links

    July 17th, 2022

  57. #253: Systems

    July 10th, 2022

  58. #252: Broken social scene—wait, I mean, contract

    July 3rd, 2022

  59. #251: Internalized stress

    June 26th, 2022

  60. #250: Decommissioned

    June 19th, 2022

  61. #249: Half caff

    June 12th, 2022

  62. #248: Financialized nesting dolls

    June 5th, 2022

  63. #247: Busy rest

    May 29th, 2022

  64. #246: Climate unpredictability

    May 22nd, 2022

  65. #245: L’aride follie del viver mio

    May 15th, 2022

  66. #244: Sunny springtime links

    May 8th, 2022

  67. #243: Anniversary treat

    May 1st, 2022

  68. #242: Forces for good

    April 24th, 2022

  69. #241: Abundant, virtuous futures

    April 17th, 2022

  70. #240: April again

    April 10th, 2022

  71. #239: Spring (tab) cleaning

    April 3rd, 2022

  72. #238: Links on ambition, resilient building, and more

    March 27th, 2022

  73. #237: Doing our parts

    March 20th, 2022

  74. #236: Seeking beautiful moments

    March 13th, 2022

  75. #235: Chase the sun (redux)

    March 6th, 2022

  76. #234: War in real-time, in all its ugliness

    February 27th, 2022

  77. #233: Goodbye (?) to the occupiers

    February 20th, 2022

  78. #232: Savouring silence

    February 13th, 2022

  79. #231: Acoustic assaults

    February 6th, 2022

  80. #230: Occupied

    January 30th, 2022

  81. #229: Playing for team public

    January 23rd, 2022

  82. #228: Where have the snow days gone

    January 16th, 2022

  83. #227: Melancholy and drama, but peace

    January 9th, 2022

  84. #226: Digging roots

    January 2nd, 2022

  85. #225: A few books feed us well

    December 26th, 2021

  86. #224: Staring down the barrel, at least the memes are good

    December 19th, 2021

  87. #223: Fragments

    December 12th, 2021

  88. #222: What we lose

    December 5th, 2021

  89. #221: Outrunning the food coma

    November 28th, 2021

  90. #220: Stories within stories

    November 21st, 2021

  91. #219: Silent commemoration

    November 14th, 2021

  92. #218: One week down

    November 7th, 2021

  93. #217: Surviving November

    October 31st, 2021

  94. #216: Registering intent

    October 24th, 2021

  95. #215: Leaves pass to soil

    October 17th, 2021

  96. #214: A brief rom-com review

    October 10th, 2021

  97. #213: Truer histories

    October 3rd, 2021

  98. #212: Star Trek days

    September 26th, 2021

  99. #211: Paths (not) taken

    September 19th, 2021

  100. #210: Little reading

    September 12th, 2021

  101. #209: September, you’re finally here

    September 5th, 2021

  102. #208: Reading and movies

    August 29th, 2021

  103. #207: August free fall

    August 22nd, 2021

  104. #206: Democratic event(s)

    August 15th, 2021

  105. #205: Let’s get nerdy

    August 8th, 2021

  106. #204: Cool sunsets

    August 1st, 2021

  107. #203: Parables

    July 25th, 2021

  108. #202: Boredom, boiling frogs, and miscellany

    July 18th, 2021

  109. #201: Summer dreaming

    July 11th, 2021

  110. #200: “You give me life”

    July 4th, 2021

  111. #199: Loading

    June 27th, 2021

  112. #198: Cooking, staying hungry

    June 20th, 2021

  113. #197: Responding to violence

    June 13th, 2021

  114. #196: Doors Open (online)

    June 6th, 2021

  115. #195: 215 children

    May 30th, 2021

  116. #194: What’s on the mind

    May 23rd, 2021

  117. #193: Lilacs

    May 16th, 2021

  118. #192: The world is cool

    May 9th, 2021

  119. #191: Anniversaries

    May 2nd, 2021

  120. #190: To what grounds us

    April 25th, 2021

  121. #189: Furious, heartbroken—but not surprised

    April 18th, 2021

  122. #188: Daydream believer

    April 11th, 2021

  123. #187: Sunshine escape

    April 4th, 2021

  124. #186: Rainy day people

    March 28th, 2021

  125. #185: Spring—change, or not

    March 21st, 2021

  126. #184: On we go

    March 14th, 2021

  127. #183: Reporting thoughtfully

    March 7th, 2021

  128. #182: Keeping it light

    February 28th, 2021

  129. #181: Close to home

    February 21st, 2021

  130. #180: Another day older, closer to the grave

    February 14th, 2021

  131. #179: Chase the sun

    February 7th, 2021

  132. #178: Coding by any other name

    January 31st, 2021

  133. #177: Gettin’ sauced

    January 24th, 2021

  134. #176: Working (again)

    January 17th, 2021

  135. #175: This week in anti-democracy…

    January 10th, 2021

  136. #174: Zoom zoom

    January 3rd, 2021

  137. #173: Revisiting

    December 27th, 2020

  138. #172: Five books for the year

    December 20th, 2020

  139. #171: Ugh, algorithms

    December 13th, 2020

  140. #170: PolySeSouvient

    December 6th, 2020

  141. #169: Waiting

    November 29th, 2020

  142. #168: Adventuring

    November 22nd, 2020

  143. #167: For the love of knowledge

    November 15th, 2020

  144. #166: Trivial links

    November 8th, 2020

  145. #165: Blowing hot air

    November 1st, 2020

  146. #164: Argh

    October 25th, 2020

  147. #163: On Mi’kmaw waters

    October 18th, 2020

  148. #162: A sense of perspective

    October 11th, 2020

  149. #161: Leafing through

    October 4th, 2020

  150. #160: Books at hand

    September 27th, 2020

  151. #159: COVID crime

    September 20th, 2020

  152. #158: Rainy morning adventures

    September 13th, 2020

  153. #157: Maintenance, care, attention

    September 6th, 2020

  154. #156: Week in review

    August 30th, 2020

  155. #155: TV time and world-building

    August 23rd, 2020

  156. #154: Remembering (how) to relax

    August 16th, 2020

  157. #153: Roads

    August 9th, 2020

  158. #152: Rain day thoughts

    August 2nd, 2020

  159. #151: Some links

    July 26th, 2020

  160. #150: Virtual community

    July 19th, 2020

  161. #149: Snapshots of the week

    July 12th, 2020

  162. #148: Halfway through 2020

    July 5th, 2020

  163. #147: One link to listen

    June 28th, 2020

  164. #146: Heat, work, history

    June 21st, 2020

  165. #145: Who’s watching?

    June 14th, 2020

  166. #144: What to say

    June 7th, 2020

  167. #143: A difficult week

    May 31st, 2020

  168. #142: To your taste

    May 24th, 2020

  169. #141: New shelves

    May 17th, 2020

  170. #140: In memoriam

    May 10th, 2020

  171. #139: Beautiful words

    May 3rd, 2020

  172. #138: Wordy cookbooks

    April 26th, 2020

  173. #137: Day off reading

    April 19th, 2020

  174. #136: Parliament carries on

    April 12th, 2020

  175. #135: Personal websites

    April 5th, 2020

  176. #134: Do nothing struggles

    March 29th, 2020

  177. #133: Sims

    March 22nd, 2020

  178. #132: Now so fast, history so slow

    March 15th, 2020

  179. #131: Finding focus

    March 8th, 2020

  180. #130: 2x3 links (misc, archives) and a phrase

    March 1st, 2020

  181. #129: Spring, feelings, readings

    February 23rd, 2020

  182. #128: Family time

    February 16th, 2020

  183. #127: Collected links

    February 9th, 2020

  184. #126: Mining my messages

    February 2nd, 2020

  185. #125: Facilitating access

    January 26th, 2020

  186. #124: Snow slow

    January 19th, 2020

  187. #123: Retreat to the wholesome

    January 12th, 2020

  188. #122: Archives and walking and links

    January 5th, 2020

  189. #121: Engage!

    December 29th, 2019

  190. #120: This year’s books

    December 22nd, 2019

  191. #119: Top shelf (think books, not booze)

    December 15th, 2019

  192. #118: Thirty years later

    December 8th, 2019

  193. #117: Principles of parliamentary practice

    December 1st, 2019

  194. #116: Web links

    November 24th, 2019

  195. #115: P-p-p-policy!! (Or, what Lucas does at work)

    November 17th, 2019

  196. #114: A parliamentary (precinct) tour

    November 10th, 2019

  197. #113: Stories beyond the data

    November 3rd, 2019

  198. #112: Public service

    October 27th, 2019

  199. #111: Functions of a living situation

    October 20th, 2019

  200. #110: The sites I visit

    October 13th, 2019

  201. #109: The slump

    October 6th, 2019

  202. #108: Models for decision and action

    September 29th, 2019

  203. #107: A drop-in space

    September 22nd, 2019

  204. #106: Bookmark finds

    September 15th, 2019

  205. #105: Travelling in place

    September 8th, 2019

  206. #104: Through the eyes of another

    September 1st, 2019

  207. #103: Structure

    August 25th, 2019

  208. #102: A geography of intentional sound

    August 18th, 2019

  209. #101: Happy days

    August 11th, 2019

  210. #100: Living principles

    August 4th, 2019

  211. #99: Levels of critical digital work

    July 28th, 2019

  212. #98: Questions for learning

    July 21st, 2019

  213. #97: Digital government and civic tech

    July 14th, 2019

  214. #96: Opera

    July 7th, 2019

  215. #95: Let’s take a walk

    June 30th, 2019

  216. #94: Words and links

    June 23rd, 2019

  217. #93: Accessible public spaces

    June 16th, 2019

  218. #92: A working carrying capacity

    June 9th, 2019

  219. #91: Doors Open

    June 2nd, 2019

  220. #90: Walking toward a social summer

    May 26th, 2019

  221. #89: Three blobs of words

    May 19th, 2019

  222. #88: Grounding history

    May 12th, 2019

  223. #87: A day off

    May 5th, 2019

  224. #86: Look up

    April 28th, 2019

  225. #85: Valuing openness

    April 21st, 2019

  226. #84: Thinking frames

    April 14th, 2019

  227. #83: Boomer empowerment

    April 7th, 2019

  228. #82: Making time for music, for silence

    March 31st, 2019

  229. #81: A family day

    March 24th, 2019

  230. #80: Communicating depth

    March 17th, 2019

  231. #79: The signs

    March 10th, 2019

  232. #78: I, you, we (maybe?)

    March 3rd, 2019

  233. #77: Words I avoid

    February 24th, 2019

  234. #76: The 80s and links

    February 17th, 2019

  235. #75: Standing in place

    February 10th, 2019

  236. #74: When you want to get out and read

    February 3rd, 2019

  237. #73: The wholesome social network

    January 27th, 2019

  238. #72: Libraries, physical and digital, visible and invisible

    January 20th, 2019

  239. #71: Rockeuses, and leaders as facilitators

    January 13th, 2019

  240. #70: What we remember, and why

    January 6th, 2019

  241. #69: Returning home and time’s triptych

    December 30th, 2018

  242. #68: Reading (and writing) heals

    December 23rd, 2018

  243. #67: Speeches from the throne, thinking tools

    December 16th, 2018

  244. #66: Scattered

    December 9th, 2018

  245. #65: Working and rest

    December 2nd, 2018

  246. #64: No choice

    November 25th, 2018

  247. #63: Competing priorities at Laurel Creek Conservation Area

    November 18th, 2018

  248. #62: Blogroll

    November 11th, 2018

  249. #61: Thinky thinky

    November 4th, 2018

  250. #60: Thinking geographically

    October 28th, 2018

  251. #59: Three pairs of links

    October 21st, 2018

  252. #58: Digital history and digital humanities

    October 14th, 2018

  253. #57: Thanksgiving break

    October 7th, 2018

  254. #56: Dropping in

    September 30th, 2018

  255. #55: Communities of care

    September 23rd, 2018

  256. #54: Repeated experiences

    September 16th, 2018

  257. #53: Writing in books, a personal history

    September 9th, 2018

  258. #52: A year in (review)

    September 2nd, 2018

  259. #51: Learning and escaping through simulation

    August 26th, 2018

  260. #50: We shape the land

    August 19th, 2018

  261. #49: Learning languages, loving words

    August 12th, 2018

  262. #48: Cool recipes for a hot day

    August 5th, 2018

  263. #47: Turn to the local

    July 29th, 2018

  264. #46: Heat

    July 22nd, 2018

  265. #45: Humbly human

    July 15th, 2018

  266. #44: Working (remotely)

    July 8th, 2018

  267. #43: Centennial

    July 1st, 2018

  268. #42: Creative constraints

    June 24th, 2018

  269. #41: Historically minded

    June 17th, 2018

  270. #40: A quantified, incentivized life

    June 10th, 2018

  271. #39: Here I go again!

    June 3rd, 2018

  272. #38: Pacifism

    May 27th, 2018

  273. #37: Working (together)

    May 20th, 2018

  274. #36: Science fair!!

    May 13th, 2018

  275. #35: Working

    May 6th, 2018

  276. #34: Portable pasta party kit

    April 29th, 2018

  277. #33: Keep going

    April 22nd, 2018

  278. #32: Season 2, episode 22

    April 15th, 2018

  279. #31: Regularly local

    April 8th, 2018

  280. #30: M*A*S*H

    April 1st, 2018

  281. #29: On the environment

    March 25th, 2018

  282. #28: Robots!

    March 18th, 2018

  283. #27: Editing

    March 11th, 2018

  284. #26: Presenting work

    March 4th, 2018

  285. #25: The importance of internet access

    February 25th, 2018

  286. #24: Ode to the road

    February 18th, 2018

  287. #23: Some links

    February 11th, 2018

  288. #22: Life is long

    February 4th, 2018

  289. #21: Complex, connected problems

    January 28th, 2018

  290. #20: Profiles and interviews

    January 21st, 2018

  291. #19: Thinking about time

    January 14th, 2018

  292. #18: “Feed”

    January 7th, 2018

  293. #17: Constant questions

    December 31st, 2017

  294. #16: Three welcome books

    December 24th, 2017

  295. #15: Small victories

    December 17th, 2017

  296. #14: Our faves are problematic

    December 10th, 2017

  297. #13: The Seven Year Itch

    December 3rd, 2017

  298. #12: Bye Bye Birdie

    November 26th, 2017

  299. #11: What’s a personal bio good for?

    November 19th, 2017

  300. #10: Research reading

    November 12th, 2017

  301. #9: Modern monopolies

    November 5th, 2017

  302. #8: Civic tech

    October 29th, 2017

  303. #7: A revealing week

    October 22nd, 2017

  304. #6: Veritable listening

    October 15th, 2017

  305. #5: Newsletter recommendations

    October 8th, 2017

  306. #4: Loving libraries

    October 1st, 2017

  307. #3: Conversational contributions

    September 24th, 2017

  308. #2: Questioning labels

    September 17th, 2017

  309. #1: Earthworming

    September 10th, 2017