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. #281: Links on recordkeeping and more

    January 22nd, 2023

  2. #280: Living by the clock, by the light

    January 15th, 2023

  3. #279: More rest

    January 8th, 2023

  4. #278: 2022 to 2023

    January 1st, 2023

  5. #277: 2022 reads

    December 25th, 2022

  6. #276: Passing the baton

    December 18th, 2022

  7. #275: Assurance

    December 11th, 2022

  8. #274: See also

    December 4th, 2022

  9. #273: Transcripting

    November 27th, 2022

  10. #272: Extremely online

    November 20th, 2022

  11. #271: Promises to self

    November 13th, 2022

  12. #270: Constitutional unconstitutionalism

    November 6th, 2022

  13. #269: Crises abound

    October 30th, 2022

  14. #268: Convo dump

    October 23rd, 2022

  15. #267: Serious links™ on work

    October 16th, 2022

  16. #266: Public delivery

    October 9th, 2022

  17. #265: Calls continue

    October 2nd, 2022

  18. #264: Work, birds, tech, munipoli

    September 25th, 2022

  19. #263: Technicalities

    September 18th, 2022

  20. #262: Five years!? A thank you

    September 11th, 2022

  21. #261: Holding pattern

    September 4th, 2022

  22. #260: Learning in crisis

    August 28th, 2022

  23. #259: Just the links

    August 21st, 2022

  24. #258: A shout to the wind

    August 14th, 2022

  25. #257: Hot brain links

    August 7th, 2022

  26. #256: Malleable words

    July 31st, 2022

  27. #255: Welcome to the party, pal

    July 24th, 2022

  28. #254: Slow links

    July 17th, 2022

  29. #253: Systems

    July 10th, 2022

  30. #252: Broken social scene—wait, I mean, contract

    July 3rd, 2022

  31. #251: Internalized stress

    June 26th, 2022

  32. #250: Decommissioned

    June 19th, 2022

  33. #249: Half caff

    June 12th, 2022

  34. #248: Financialized nesting dolls

    June 5th, 2022

  35. #247: Busy rest

    May 29th, 2022

  36. #246: Climate unpredictability

    May 22nd, 2022

  37. #245: L’aride follie del viver mio

    May 15th, 2022

  38. #244: Sunny springtime links

    May 8th, 2022

  39. #243: Anniversary treat

    May 1st, 2022

  40. #242: Forces for good

    April 24th, 2022

  41. #241: Abundant, virtuous futures

    April 17th, 2022

  42. #240: April again

    April 10th, 2022

  43. #239: Spring (tab) cleaning

    April 3rd, 2022

  44. #238: Links on ambition, resilient building, and more

    March 27th, 2022

  45. #237: Doing our parts

    March 20th, 2022

  46. #236: Seeking beautiful moments

    March 13th, 2022

  47. #235: Chase the sun (redux)

    March 6th, 2022

  48. #234: War in real-time, in all its ugliness

    February 27th, 2022

  49. #233: Goodbye (?) to the occupiers

    February 20th, 2022

  50. #232: Savouring silence

    February 13th, 2022

  51. #231: Acoustic assaults

    February 6th, 2022

  52. #230: Occupied

    January 30th, 2022

  53. #229: Playing for team public

    January 23rd, 2022

  54. #228: Where have the snow days gone

    January 16th, 2022

  55. #227: Melancholy and drama, but peace

    January 9th, 2022

  56. #226: Digging roots

    January 2nd, 2022

  57. #225: A few books feed us well

    December 26th, 2021

  58. #224: Staring down the barrel, at least the memes are good

    December 19th, 2021

  59. #223: Fragments

    December 12th, 2021

  60. #222: What we lose

    December 5th, 2021

  61. #221: Outrunning the food coma

    November 28th, 2021

  62. #220: Stories within stories

    November 21st, 2021

  63. #219: Silent commemoration

    November 14th, 2021

  64. #218: One week down

    November 7th, 2021

  65. #217: Surviving November

    October 31st, 2021

  66. #216: Registering intent

    October 24th, 2021

  67. #215: Leaves pass to soil

    October 17th, 2021

  68. #214: A brief rom-com review

    October 10th, 2021

  69. #213: Truer histories

    October 3rd, 2021

  70. #212: Star Trek days

    September 26th, 2021

  71. #211: Paths (not) taken

    September 19th, 2021

  72. #210: Little reading

    September 12th, 2021

  73. #209: September, you’re finally here

    September 5th, 2021

  74. #208: Reading and movies

    August 29th, 2021

  75. #207: August free fall

    August 22nd, 2021

  76. #206: Democratic event(s)

    August 15th, 2021

  77. #205: Let’s get nerdy

    August 8th, 2021

  78. #204: Cool sunsets

    August 1st, 2021

  79. #203: Parables

    July 25th, 2021

  80. #202: Boredom, boiling frogs, and miscellany

    July 18th, 2021

  81. #201: Summer dreaming

    July 11th, 2021

  82. #200: “You give me life”

    July 4th, 2021

  83. #199: Loading

    June 27th, 2021

  84. #198: Cooking, staying hungry

    June 20th, 2021

  85. #197: Responding to violence

    June 13th, 2021

  86. #196: Doors Open (online)

    June 6th, 2021

  87. #195: 215 children

    May 30th, 2021

  88. #194: What’s on the mind

    May 23rd, 2021

  89. #193: Lilacs

    May 16th, 2021

  90. #192: The world is cool

    May 9th, 2021

  91. #191: Anniversaries

    May 2nd, 2021

  92. #190: To what grounds us

    April 25th, 2021

  93. #189: Furious, heartbroken—but not surprised

    April 18th, 2021

  94. #188: Daydream believer

    April 11th, 2021

  95. #187: Sunshine escape

    April 4th, 2021

  96. #186: Rainy day people

    March 28th, 2021

  97. #185: Spring—change, or not

    March 21st, 2021

  98. #184: On we go

    March 14th, 2021

  99. #183: Reporting thoughtfully

    March 7th, 2021

  100. #182: Keeping it light

    February 28th, 2021

  101. #181: Close to home

    February 21st, 2021

  102. #180: Another day older, closer to the grave

    February 14th, 2021

  103. #179: Chase the sun

    February 7th, 2021

  104. #178: Coding by any other name

    January 31st, 2021

  105. #177: Gettin’ sauced

    January 24th, 2021

  106. #176: Working (again)

    January 17th, 2021

  107. #175: This week in anti-democracy…

    January 10th, 2021

  108. #174: Zoom zoom

    January 3rd, 2021

  109. #173: Revisiting

    December 27th, 2020

  110. #172: Five books for the year

    December 20th, 2020

  111. #171: Ugh, algorithms

    December 13th, 2020

  112. #170: PolySeSouvient

    December 6th, 2020

  113. #169: Waiting

    November 29th, 2020

  114. #168: Adventuring

    November 22nd, 2020

  115. #167: For the love of knowledge

    November 15th, 2020

  116. #166: Trivial links

    November 8th, 2020

  117. #165: Blowing hot air

    November 1st, 2020

  118. #164: Argh

    October 25th, 2020

  119. #163: On Mi’kmaw waters

    October 18th, 2020

  120. #162: A sense of perspective

    October 11th, 2020

  121. #161: Leafing through

    October 4th, 2020

  122. #160: Books at hand

    September 27th, 2020

  123. #159: COVID crime

    September 20th, 2020

  124. #158: Rainy morning adventures

    September 13th, 2020

  125. #157: Maintenance, care, attention

    September 6th, 2020

  126. #156: Week in review

    August 30th, 2020

  127. #155: TV time and world-building

    August 23rd, 2020

  128. #154: Remembering (how) to relax

    August 16th, 2020

  129. #153: Roads

    August 9th, 2020

  130. #152: Rain day thoughts

    August 2nd, 2020

  131. #151: Some links

    July 26th, 2020

  132. #150: Virtual community

    July 19th, 2020

  133. #149: Snapshots of the week

    July 12th, 2020

  134. #148: Halfway through 2020

    July 5th, 2020

  135. #147: One link to listen

    June 28th, 2020

  136. #146: Heat, work, history

    June 21st, 2020

  137. #145: Who’s watching?

    June 14th, 2020

  138. #144: What to say

    June 7th, 2020

  139. #143: A difficult week

    May 31st, 2020

  140. #142: To your taste

    May 24th, 2020

  141. #141: New shelves

    May 17th, 2020

  142. #140: In memoriam

    May 10th, 2020

  143. #139: Beautiful words

    May 3rd, 2020

  144. #138: Wordy cookbooks

    April 26th, 2020

  145. #137: Day off reading

    April 19th, 2020

  146. #136: Parliament carries on

    April 12th, 2020

  147. #135: Personal websites

    April 5th, 2020

  148. #134: Do nothing struggles

    March 29th, 2020

  149. #133: Sims

    March 22nd, 2020

  150. #132: Now so fast, history so slow

    March 15th, 2020

  151. #131: Finding focus

    March 8th, 2020

  152. #130: 2x3 links (misc, archives) and a phrase

    March 1st, 2020

  153. #129: Spring, feelings, readings

    February 23rd, 2020

  154. #128: Family time

    February 16th, 2020

  155. #127: Collected links

    February 9th, 2020

  156. #126: Mining my messages

    February 2nd, 2020

  157. #125: Facilitating access

    January 26th, 2020

  158. #124: Snow slow

    January 19th, 2020

  159. #123: Retreat to the wholesome

    January 12th, 2020

  160. #122: Archives and walking and links

    January 5th, 2020

  161. #121: Engage!

    December 29th, 2019

  162. #120: This year’s books

    December 22nd, 2019

  163. #119: Top shelf (think books, not booze)

    December 15th, 2019

  164. #118: Thirty years later

    December 8th, 2019

  165. #117: Principles of parliamentary practice

    December 1st, 2019

  166. #116: Web links

    November 24th, 2019

  167. #115: P-p-p-policy!! (Or, what Lucas does at work)

    November 17th, 2019

  168. #114: A parliamentary (precinct) tour

    November 10th, 2019

  169. #113: Stories beyond the data

    November 3rd, 2019

  170. #112: Public service

    October 27th, 2019

  171. #111: Functions of a living situation

    October 20th, 2019

  172. #110: The sites I visit

    October 13th, 2019

  173. #109: The slump

    October 6th, 2019

  174. #108: Models for decision and action

    September 29th, 2019

  175. #107: A drop-in space

    September 22nd, 2019

  176. #106: Bookmark finds

    September 15th, 2019

  177. #105: Travelling in place

    September 8th, 2019

  178. #104: Through the eyes of another

    September 1st, 2019

  179. #103: Structure

    August 25th, 2019

  180. #102: A geography of intentional sound

    August 18th, 2019

  181. #101: Happy days

    August 11th, 2019

  182. #100: Living principles

    August 4th, 2019

  183. #99: Levels of critical digital work

    July 28th, 2019

  184. #98: Questions for learning

    July 21st, 2019

  185. #97: Digital government and civic tech

    July 14th, 2019

  186. #96: Opera

    July 7th, 2019

  187. #95: Let’s take a walk

    June 30th, 2019

  188. #94: Words and links

    June 23rd, 2019

  189. #93: Accessible public spaces

    June 16th, 2019

  190. #92: A working carrying capacity

    June 9th, 2019

  191. #91: Doors Open

    June 2nd, 2019

  192. #90: Walking toward a social summer

    May 26th, 2019

  193. #89: Three blobs of words

    May 19th, 2019

  194. #88: Grounding history

    May 12th, 2019

  195. #87: A day off

    May 5th, 2019

  196. #86: Look up

    April 28th, 2019

  197. #85: Valuing openness

    April 21st, 2019

  198. #84: Thinking frames

    April 14th, 2019

  199. #83: Boomer empowerment

    April 7th, 2019

  200. #82: Making time for music, for silence

    March 31st, 2019

  201. #81: A family day

    March 24th, 2019

  202. #80: Communicating depth

    March 17th, 2019

  203. #79: The signs

    March 10th, 2019

  204. #78: I, you, we (maybe?)

    March 3rd, 2019

  205. #77: Words I avoid

    February 24th, 2019

  206. #76: The 80s and links

    February 17th, 2019

  207. #75: Standing in place

    February 10th, 2019

  208. #74: When you want to get out and read

    February 3rd, 2019

  209. #73: The wholesome social network

    January 27th, 2019

  210. #72: Libraries, physical and digital, visible and invisible

    January 20th, 2019

  211. #71: Rockeuses, and leaders as facilitators

    January 13th, 2019

  212. #70: What we remember, and why

    January 6th, 2019

  213. #69: Returning home and time’s triptych

    December 30th, 2018

  214. #68: Reading (and writing) heals

    December 23rd, 2018

  215. #67: Speeches from the throne, thinking tools

    December 16th, 2018

  216. #66: Scattered

    December 9th, 2018

  217. #65: Working and rest

    December 2nd, 2018

  218. #64: No choice

    November 25th, 2018

  219. #63: Competing priorities at Laurel Creek Conservation Area

    November 18th, 2018

  220. #62: Blogroll

    November 11th, 2018

  221. #61: Thinky thinky

    November 4th, 2018

  222. #60: Thinking geographically

    October 28th, 2018

  223. #59: Three pairs of links

    October 21st, 2018

  224. #58: Digital history and digital humanities

    October 14th, 2018

  225. #57: Thanksgiving break

    October 7th, 2018

  226. #56: Dropping in

    September 30th, 2018

  227. #55: Communities of care

    September 23rd, 2018

  228. #54: Repeated experiences

    September 16th, 2018

  229. #53: Writing in books, a personal history

    September 9th, 2018

  230. #52: A year in (review)

    September 2nd, 2018

  231. #51: Learning and escaping through simulation

    August 26th, 2018

  232. #50: We shape the land

    August 19th, 2018

  233. #49: Learning languages, loving words

    August 12th, 2018

  234. #48: Cool recipes for a hot day

    August 5th, 2018

  235. #47: Turn to the local

    July 29th, 2018

  236. #46: Heat

    July 22nd, 2018

  237. #45: Humbly human

    July 15th, 2018

  238. #44: Working (remotely)

    July 8th, 2018

  239. #43: Centennial

    July 1st, 2018

  240. #42: Creative constraints

    June 24th, 2018

  241. #41: Historically minded

    June 17th, 2018

  242. #40: A quantified, incentivized life

    June 10th, 2018

  243. #39: Here I go again!

    June 3rd, 2018

  244. #38: Pacifism

    May 27th, 2018

  245. #37: Working (together)

    May 20th, 2018

  246. #36: Science fair!!

    May 13th, 2018

  247. #35: Working

    May 6th, 2018

  248. #34: Portable pasta party kit

    April 29th, 2018

  249. #33: Keep going

    April 22nd, 2018

  250. #32: Season 2, episode 22

    April 15th, 2018

  251. #31: Regularly local

    April 8th, 2018

  252. #30: M*A*S*H

    April 1st, 2018

  253. #29: On the environment

    March 25th, 2018

  254. #28: Robots!

    March 18th, 2018

  255. #27: Editing

    March 11th, 2018

  256. #26: Presenting work

    March 4th, 2018

  257. #25: The importance of internet access

    February 25th, 2018

  258. #24: Ode to the road

    February 18th, 2018

  259. #23: Some links

    February 11th, 2018

  260. #22: Life is long

    February 4th, 2018

  261. #21: Complex, connected problems

    January 28th, 2018

  262. #20: Profiles and interviews

    January 21st, 2018

  263. #19: Thinking about time

    January 14th, 2018

  264. #18: “Feed”

    January 7th, 2018

  265. #17: Constant questions

    December 31st, 2017

  266. #16: Three welcome books

    December 24th, 2017

  267. #15: Small victories

    December 17th, 2017

  268. #14: Our faves are problematic

    December 10th, 2017

  269. #13: The Seven Year Itch

    December 3rd, 2017

  270. #12: Bye Bye Birdie

    November 26th, 2017

  271. #11: What’s a personal bio good for?

    November 19th, 2017

  272. #10: Research reading

    November 12th, 2017

  273. #9: Modern monopolies

    November 5th, 2017

  274. #8: Civic tech

    October 29th, 2017

  275. #7: A revealing week

    October 22nd, 2017

  276. #6: Veritable listening

    October 15th, 2017

  277. #5: Newsletter recommendations

    October 8th, 2017

  278. #4: Loving libraries

    October 1st, 2017

  279. #3: Conversational contributions

    September 24th, 2017

  280. #2: Questioning labels

    September 17th, 2017

  281. #1: Earthworming

    September 10th, 2017