Study

This is where I write, about my reading and more, where I cultivate ideas. Rather than a neat list of articles, think of this as a scattered collection of notes. This is public thinking via the best medium: writing.

  1. Endless Saturdays

    Hit and Miss #344

    7 April 2024

  2. First quarter updates

    Hit and Miss #343

    31 March 2024

  3. The usual moves

    Hit and Miss #342

    24 March 2024

  4. Continuing themes

    Hit and Miss #341

    17 March 2024

  5. Blackbirds are back

    Hit and Miss #340

    10 March 2024

  6. Sure, winter, see ya later

    Hit and Miss #339

    3 March 2024

  7. How it goes these days

    Hit and Miss #338

    25 February 2024

  8. Love and friendship (and data and government)

    Hit and Miss #337

    18 February 2024

  9. Wintry neighbours

    Hit and Miss #332

    14 January 2024

  10. Benchin’, cattin’, linkin’

    Hit and Miss #331

    7 January 2024

  11. So, we made it

    Hit and Miss #330

    31 December 2023

  12. omg me too

    Hit and Miss #328

    17 December 2023

  13. Hoorah for “blank time”

    Hit and Miss #327

    10 December 2023

  14. Bring on the winter of (inter)dependence

    Hit and Miss #326

    3 December 2023

  15. Independent living depends on a healthy land

    Hit and Miss #325

    26 November 2023

  16. Responding to change (links on)

    Hit and Miss #324

    19 November 2023

  17. Change for thee, but not for me?

    Hit and Miss #323

    12 November 2023

  18. Home from Japan

    Hit and Miss #316

    24 September 2023

  19. Links on data, exploitation, and hunkering down

    Hit and Miss #285

    19 February 2023

  20. Holding on

    Hit and Miss #284

    12 February 2023

  21. Existing in melancholy

    Hit and Miss #283

    5 February 2023

  22. Snowy brain

    Hit and Miss #282

    29 January 2023

  23. Links on recordkeeping and more

    Hit and Miss #281

    22 January 2023

  24. Living by the clock, by the light

    Hit and Miss #280

    15 January 2023

  25. More rest

    Hit and Miss #279

    8 January 2023

  26. 2022 to 2023

    Hit and Miss #278

    1 January 2023

  27. 2022 reads

    Hit and Miss #277

    25 December 2022

  28. Passing the baton

    Hit and Miss #276

    18 December 2022

  29. Assurance

    Hit and Miss #275

    11 December 2022

  30. See also

    Hit and Miss #274

    4 December 2022

  31. Transcripting

    Hit and Miss #273

    27 November 2022

  32. Extremely online

    Hit and Miss #272

    20 November 2022

  33. Promises to self

    Hit and Miss #271

    13 November 2022

  34. Constitutional unconstitutionalism

    Hit and Miss #270

    6 November 2022

  35. Crises abound

    Hit and Miss #269

    30 October 2022

  36. Convo dump

    Hit and Miss #268

    23 October 2022

  37. Serious links™ on work

    Hit and Miss #267

    16 October 2022

  38. Public delivery

    Hit and Miss #266

    9 October 2022

  39. Calls continue

    Hit and Miss #265

    2 October 2022

  40. Work, birds, tech, munipoli

    Hit and Miss #264

    25 September 2022

  41. Technicalities

    Hit and Miss #263

    18 September 2022

  42. Five years!? A thank you

    Hit and Miss #262

    11 September 2022

  43. Hit and Miss fifth anniversary data analysis

    Because aside from writing a weekly newsletter, my hobbies include analysing data, especially my own

    11 September 2022

  44. Holding pattern

    Hit and Miss #261

    4 September 2022

  45. Learning in crisis

    Hit and Miss #260

    28 August 2022

  46. Just the links

    Hit and Miss #259

    21 August 2022

  47. A shout to the wind

    Hit and Miss #258

    14 August 2022

  48. Hot brain links

    Hit and Miss #257

    7 August 2022

  49. Toward an indie web(site)

    Roadmap (ish—I’m not a PM) of changes to make this site more IndieWeb

    1 August 2022

  50. Malleable words

    Hit and Miss #256

    31 July 2022

  51. Welcome to the party, pal

    Hit and Miss #255

    24 July 2022

  52. Slow links

    Hit and Miss #254

    17 July 2022

  53. Systems

    Hit and Miss #253

    10 July 2022

  54. Broken social scene—wait, I mean, contract

    Hit and Miss #252

    3 July 2022

  55. Internalized stress

    Hit and Miss #251

    26 June 2022

  56. Decommissioned

    Hit and Miss #250

    19 June 2022

  57. Half caff

    Hit and Miss #249

    12 June 2022

  58. Financialized nesting dolls

    Hit and Miss #248

    5 June 2022

  59. Busy rest

    Hit and Miss #247

    29 May 2022

  60. Climate unpredictability

    Hit and Miss #246

    22 May 2022

  61. L’aride follie del viver mio

    Hit and Miss #245

    15 May 2022

  62. Sunny springtime links

    Hit and Miss #244

    8 May 2022

  63. Anniversary treat

    Hit and Miss #243

    1 May 2022

  64. Forces for good

    Hit and Miss #242

    24 April 2022

  65. Abundant, virtuous futures

    Hit and Miss #241

    17 April 2022

  66. April again

    Hit and Miss #240

    10 April 2022

  67. Spring (tab) cleaning

    Hit and Miss #239

    3 April 2022

  68. Links on ambition, resilient building, and more

    Hit and Miss #238

    27 March 2022

  69. Doing our parts

    Hit and Miss #237

    20 March 2022

  70. Seeking beautiful moments

    Hit and Miss #236

    13 March 2022

  71. Chase the sun (redux)

    Hit and Miss #235

    6 March 2022

  72. War in real-time, in all its ugliness

    Hit and Miss #234

    27 February 2022

  73. Goodbye (?) to the occupiers

    Hit and Miss #233

    20 February 2022

  74. Savouring silence

    Hit and Miss #232

    13 February 2022

  75. Acoustic assaults

    Hit and Miss #231

    6 February 2022

  76. Ursula Franklin on silence

    Excerpts from “Silence and the Notion of the Commons”

    6 February 2022

  77. Occupied

    Hit and Miss #230

    30 January 2022

  78. Playing for team public

    Hit and Miss #229

    23 January 2022

  79. Where have the snow days gone

    Hit and Miss #228

    16 January 2022

  80. Melancholy and drama, but peace

    Hit and Miss #227

    9 January 2022

  81. Digging roots

    Hit and Miss #226

    2 January 2022

  82. A few books feed us well

    Hit and Miss #225

    26 December 2021

  83. Staring down the barrel, at least the memes are good

    Hit and Miss #224

    19 December 2021

  84. Fragments

    Hit and Miss #223

    12 December 2021

  85. What we lose

    Hit and Miss #222

    5 December 2021

  86. Outrunning the food coma

    Hit and Miss #221

    28 November 2021

  87. Stories within stories

    Hit and Miss #220

    21 November 2021

  88. Silent commemoration

    Hit and Miss #219

    14 November 2021

  89. One week down

    Hit and Miss #218

    7 November 2021

  90. Surviving November

    Hit and Miss #217

    31 October 2021

  91. Pandemic movie weekends

    Feel-good movies (mostly) to get through a pandemic

    31 October 2021

  92. Registering intent

    Hit and Miss #216

    24 October 2021

  93. Leaves pass to soil

    Hit and Miss #215

    17 October 2021

  94. A brief rom-com review

    Hit and Miss #214

    10 October 2021

  95. Truer histories

    Hit and Miss #213

    3 October 2021

  96. Star Trek days

    Hit and Miss #212

    26 September 2021

  97. Paths (not) taken

    Hit and Miss #211

    19 September 2021

  98. Little reading

    Hit and Miss #210

    12 September 2021

  99. September, you’re finally here

    Hit and Miss #209

    5 September 2021

  100. Reading and movies

    Hit and Miss #208

    29 August 2021

  101. August free fall

    Hit and Miss #207

    22 August 2021

  102. Democratic event(s)

    Hit and Miss #206

    15 August 2021

  103. Let’s get nerdy

    Hit and Miss #205

    8 August 2021

  104. Cool sunsets

    Hit and Miss #204

    1 August 2021

  105. Parables

    Hit and Miss #203

    25 July 2021

  106. Boredom, boiling frogs, and miscellany

    Hit and Miss #202

    18 July 2021

  107. Summer dreaming

    Hit and Miss #201

    11 July 2021

  108. “You give me life”

    Hit and Miss #200

    4 July 2021

  109. Loading

    Hit and Miss #199

    27 June 2021

  110. Cooking, staying hungry

    Hit and Miss #198

    20 June 2021

  111. Responding to violence

    Hit and Miss #197

    13 June 2021

  112. Doors Open (online)

    Hit and Miss #196

    6 June 2021

  113. 215 children

    Hit and Miss #195

    30 May 2021

  114. What’s on the mind

    Hit and Miss #194

    23 May 2021

  115. Lilacs

    Hit and Miss #193

    16 May 2021

  116. The world is cool

    Hit and Miss #192

    9 May 2021

  117. Anniversaries

    Hit and Miss #191

    2 May 2021

  118. To what grounds us

    Hit and Miss #190

    25 April 2021

  119. Furious, heartbroken—but not surprised

    Hit and Miss #189

    18 April 2021

  120. Daydream believer

    Hit and Miss #188

    11 April 2021

  121. Sunshine escape

    Hit and Miss #187

    4 April 2021

  122. Rainy day people

    Hit and Miss #186

    28 March 2021

  123. Spring—change, or not

    Hit and Miss #185

    21 March 2021

  124. On we go

    Hit and Miss #184

    14 March 2021

  125. Reporting thoughtfully

    Hit and Miss #183

    7 March 2021

  126. Keeping it light

    Hit and Miss #182

    28 February 2021

  127. Close to home

    Hit and Miss #181

    21 February 2021

  128. Another day older, closer to the grave

    Hit and Miss #180

    14 February 2021

  129. Chase the sun

    Hit and Miss #179

    7 February 2021

  130. Coding by any other name

    Hit and Miss #178

    31 January 2021

  131. Gettin’ sauced

    Hit and Miss #177

    24 January 2021

  132. Working (again)

    Hit and Miss #176

    17 January 2021

  133. This week in anti-democracy…

    Hit and Miss #175

    10 January 2021

  134. Zoom zoom

    Hit and Miss #174

    3 January 2021

  135. Revisiting

    Hit and Miss #173

    27 December 2020

  136. Five books for the year

    Hit and Miss #172

    20 December 2020

  137. Ugh, algorithms

    Hit and Miss #171

    13 December 2020

  138. PolySeSouvient

    Hit and Miss #170

    6 December 2020

  139. Waiting

    Hit and Miss #169

    29 November 2020

  140. Adventuring

    Hit and Miss #168

    22 November 2020

  141. For the love of knowledge

    Hit and Miss #167

    15 November 2020

  142. Trivial links

    Hit and Miss #166

    8 November 2020

  143. Blowing hot air

    Hit and Miss #165

    1 November 2020

  144. Argh

    Hit and Miss #164

    25 October 2020

  145. On Mi’kmaw waters

    Hit and Miss #163

    18 October 2020

  146. A sense of perspective

    Hit and Miss #162

    11 October 2020

  147. Leafing through

    Hit and Miss #161

    4 October 2020

  148. Books at hand

    Hit and Miss #160

    27 September 2020

  149. COVID crime

    Hit and Miss #159

    20 September 2020

  150. Rainy morning adventures

    Hit and Miss #158

    13 September 2020

  151. Maintenance, care, attention

    Hit and Miss #157

    6 September 2020

  152. Week in review

    Hit and Miss #156

    30 August 2020

  153. TV time and world-building

    Hit and Miss #155

    23 August 2020

  154. Remembering (how) to relax

    Hit and Miss #154

    16 August 2020

  155. Roads

    Hit and Miss #153

    9 August 2020

  156. Rain day thoughts

    Hit and Miss #152

    2 August 2020

  157. Some links

    Hit and Miss #151

    26 July 2020

  158. Virtual community

    Hit and Miss #150

    19 July 2020

  159. Snapshots of the week

    Hit and Miss #149

    12 July 2020

  160. Halfway through 2020

    Hit and Miss #148

    5 July 2020

  161. One link to listen

    Hit and Miss #147

    28 June 2020

  162. Heat, work, history

    Hit and Miss #146

    21 June 2020

  163. Who’s watching?

    Hit and Miss #145

    14 June 2020

  164. What to say

    Hit and Miss #144

    7 June 2020

  165. A difficult week

    Hit and Miss #143

    31 May 2020

  166. To your taste

    Hit and Miss #142

    24 May 2020

  167. New shelves

    Hit and Miss #141

    17 May 2020

  168. In memoriam

    Hit and Miss #140

    10 May 2020

  169. Beautiful words

    Hit and Miss #139

    3 May 2020

  170. Wordy cookbooks

    Hit and Miss #138

    26 April 2020

  171. Day off reading

    Hit and Miss #137

    19 April 2020

  172. Parliament carries on

    Hit and Miss #136

    12 April 2020

  173. Personal websites

    Hit and Miss #135

    5 April 2020

  174. Do nothing struggles

    Hit and Miss #134

    29 March 2020

  175. Sims

    Hit and Miss #133

    22 March 2020

  176. Now so fast, history so slow

    Hit and Miss #132

    15 March 2020

  177. Finding focus

    Hit and Miss #131

    8 March 2020

  178. 2x3 links (misc, archives) and a phrase

    Hit and Miss #130

    1 March 2020

  179. Spring, feelings, readings

    Hit and Miss #129

    23 February 2020

  180. Family time

    Hit and Miss #128

    16 February 2020

  181. Collected links

    Hit and Miss #127

    9 February 2020

  182. Mining my messages

    Hit and Miss #126

    2 February 2020

  183. Facilitating access

    Hit and Miss #125

    26 January 2020

  184. Snow slow

    Hit and Miss #124

    19 January 2020

  185. Retreat to the wholesome

    Hit and Miss #123

    12 January 2020

  186. Archives and walking and links

    Hit and Miss #122

    5 January 2020

  187. Engage!

    Hit and Miss #121

    29 December 2019

  188. This year’s books

    Hit and Miss #120

    22 December 2019

  189. Top shelf (think books, not booze)

    Hit and Miss #119

    15 December 2019

  190. Thirty years later

    Hit and Miss #118

    8 December 2019

  191. Principles of parliamentary practice

    Hit and Miss #117

    1 December 2019

  192. Web links

    Hit and Miss #116

    24 November 2019

  193. P-p-p-policy!! (Or, what Lucas does at work)

    Hit and Miss #115

    17 November 2019

  194. Positions and the people in them

    A model of organizational change

    17 November 2019

  195. A parliamentary (precinct) tour

    Hit and Miss #114

    10 November 2019

  196. Stories beyond the data

    Hit and Miss #113

    3 November 2019

  197. Public service

    Hit and Miss #112

    27 October 2019

  198. Functions of a living situation

    Hit and Miss #111

    20 October 2019

  199. The sites I visit

    Hit and Miss #110

    13 October 2019

  200. The slump

    Hit and Miss #109

    6 October 2019

  201. Models for decision and action

    Hit and Miss #108

    29 September 2019

  202. Production and growth

    Models of action from Ursula Franklin

    29 September 2019

  203. A drop-in space

    Hit and Miss #107

    22 September 2019

  204. Bookmark finds

    Hit and Miss #106

    15 September 2019

  205. Travelling in place

    Hit and Miss #105

    8 September 2019

  206. Through the eyes of another

    Hit and Miss #104

    1 September 2019

  207. Structure

    Hit and Miss #103

    25 August 2019

  208. A geography of intentional sound

    Hit and Miss #102

    18 August 2019

  209. Happy days

    Hit and Miss #101

    11 August 2019

  210. Living principles

    Hit and Miss #100

    4 August 2019

  211. Levels of critical digital work

    Hit and Miss #99

    28 July 2019

  212. Questions for learning

    Hit and Miss #98

    21 July 2019

  213. Digital government and civic tech

    Hit and Miss #97

    14 July 2019

  214. Opera

    Hit and Miss #96

    7 July 2019

  215. Let’s take a walk

    Hit and Miss #95

    30 June 2019

  216. Words and links

    Hit and Miss #94

    23 June 2019

  217. Accessible public spaces

    Hit and Miss #93

    16 June 2019

  218. A working carrying capacity

    Hit and Miss #92

    9 June 2019

  219. Doors Open

    Hit and Miss #91

    2 June 2019

  220. Walking toward a social summer

    Hit and Miss #90

    26 May 2019

  221. Three blobs of words

    Hit and Miss #89

    19 May 2019

  222. Grounding history

    Hit and Miss #88

    12 May 2019

  223. A day off

    Hit and Miss #87

    5 May 2019

  224. Look up

    Hit and Miss #86

    28 April 2019

  225. Valuing openness

    Hit and Miss #85

    21 April 2019

  226. Thinking frames

    Hit and Miss #84

    14 April 2019

  227. Boomer empowerment

    Hit and Miss #83

    7 April 2019

  228. Framing conversation

    Distinguishing “praising/blaming” from “looking/puzzling”

    6 April 2019

  229. Ursula Franklin on inclusion

    Growing ourselves by recognizing the other in us

    6 April 2019

  230. Making time for music, for silence

    Hit and Miss #82

    31 March 2019

  231. A family day

    Hit and Miss #81

    24 March 2019

  232. Communicating depth

    Hit and Miss #80

    17 March 2019

  233. The signs

    Hit and Miss #79

    10 March 2019

  234. I, you, we (maybe?)

    Hit and Miss #78

    3 March 2019

  235. Words I avoid

    Hit and Miss #77

    24 February 2019

  236. The 80s and links

    Hit and Miss #76

    17 February 2019

  237. Standing in place

    Hit and Miss #75

    10 February 2019

  238. Jiro Dreams of Sushi

    Interviewing myself about a good movie

    7 February 2019

  239. When you want to get out and read

    Hit and Miss #74

    3 February 2019

  240. The wholesome social network

    Hit and Miss #73

    27 January 2019

  241. Libraries, physical and digital, visible and invisible

    Hit and Miss #72

    20 January 2019

  242. Rockeuses, and leaders as facilitators

    Hit and Miss #71

    13 January 2019

  243. Pacifist principles

    Ursula M. Franklin defines key terms

    12 January 2019

  244. What we remember, and why

    Hit and Miss #70

    6 January 2019

  245. Springsteen on Broadway

    The Boss, on the importance of stories

    5 January 2019

  246. Returning home and time’s triptych

    Hit and Miss #69

    30 December 2018

  247. Solitude

    Michael Harris on facing our own thoughts, alone

    28 December 2018

  248. Solitude connections

    For personal reference, reactions to Harris’s book

    28 December 2018

  249. Spotify wishlist

    Two musical concepts absent from Spotify’s features

    23 December 2018

  250. Reading (and writing) heals

    Hit and Miss #68

    23 December 2018

  251. What my library’s for

    A communications tool, with two audiences

    20 December 2018

  252. Speeches from the throne, thinking tools

    Hit and Miss #67

    16 December 2018

  253. Meanwhile the world goes on

    When nature and a poem strike you

    16 December 2018

  254. The certainty of the present moment, the certainty of change

    Why I appreciate Ferrante’s Neapolitan novels

    15 December 2018

  255. Scattered

    Hit and Miss #66

    9 December 2018

  256. When to stop writing

    Hemingway advises

    6 December 2018

  257. Working and rest

    Hit and Miss #65

    2 December 2018

  258. No choice

    Hit and Miss #64

    25 November 2018

  259. Competing priorities at Laurel Creek Conservation Area

    Hit and Miss #63

    18 November 2018

  260. Blogroll

    Hit and Miss #62

    11 November 2018

  261. Justifying the status quo

    If its context changes, a decision is no longer valid

    5 November 2018

  262. Misquoting Virgil

    Why context matters

    5 November 2018

  263. Thinky thinky

    Hit and Miss #61

    4 November 2018

  264. Thinking geographically

    Hit and Miss #60

    28 October 2018

  265. Three pairs of links

    Hit and Miss #59

    21 October 2018

  266. Digital history and digital humanities

    Hit and Miss #58

    14 October 2018

  267. Thanksgiving break

    Hit and Miss #57

    7 October 2018

  268. Dropping in

    Hit and Miss #56

    30 September 2018

  269. Communities of care

    Hit and Miss #55

    23 September 2018

  270. Growing up

    What learning looks like

    18 September 2018

  271. Repeated experiences

    Hit and Miss #54

    16 September 2018

  272. Writing in books, a personal history

    Hit and Miss #53

    9 September 2018

  273. A year in (review)

    Hit and Miss #52

    2 September 2018

  274. Learning and escaping through simulation

    Hit and Miss #51

    26 August 2018

  275. We shape the land

    Hit and Miss #50

    19 August 2018

  276. Learning languages, loving words

    Hit and Miss #49

    12 August 2018

  277. Cool recipes for a hot day

    Hit and Miss #48

    5 August 2018

  278. Turn to the local

    Hit and Miss #47

    29 July 2018

  279. “He was how old??”

    Analysing historical data about Members of Parliament

    22 July 2018

  280. Heat

    Hit and Miss #46

    22 July 2018

  281. How we work

    A manifesto for a good organization

    15 July 2018

  282. Humbly human

    Hit and Miss #45

    15 July 2018

  283. Working (remotely)

    Hit and Miss #44

    8 July 2018

  284. Centennial

    Hit and Miss #43

    1 July 2018

  285. Creative constraints

    Hit and Miss #42

    24 June 2018

  286. Historically minded

    Hit and Miss #41

    17 June 2018

  287. A quantified, incentivized life

    Hit and Miss #40

    10 June 2018

  288. Here I go again!

    Hit and Miss #39

    3 June 2018

  289. Pacifism

    Hit and Miss #38

    27 May 2018

  290. Working (together)

    Hit and Miss #37

    20 May 2018

  291. Science fair!!

    Hit and Miss #36

    13 May 2018

  292. Working

    Hit and Miss #35

    6 May 2018

  293. Portable pasta party kit

    Hit and Miss #34

    29 April 2018

  294. Keep going

    Hit and Miss #33

    22 April 2018

  295. Season 2, episode 22

    Hit and Miss #32

    15 April 2018

  296. Regularly local

    Hit and Miss #31

    8 April 2018

  297. M*A*S*H

    Hit and Miss #30

    1 April 2018

  298. On the environment

    Hit and Miss #29

    25 March 2018

  299. Robots!

    Hit and Miss #28

    18 March 2018

  300. Editing

    Hit and Miss #27

    11 March 2018

  301. Presenting work

    Hit and Miss #26

    4 March 2018

  302. The importance of internet access

    Hit and Miss #25

    25 February 2018

  303. Ode to the road

    Hit and Miss #24

    18 February 2018

  304. Some links

    Hit and Miss #23

    11 February 2018

  305. Life is long

    Hit and Miss #22

    4 February 2018

  306. Complex, connected problems

    Hit and Miss #21

    28 January 2018

  307. Profiles and interviews

    Hit and Miss #20

    21 January 2018

  308. Thinking about time

    Hit and Miss #19

    14 January 2018

  309. Digesting ideas

    Some things you don’t understand from the get-go

    12 January 2018

  310. “Feed”

    Hit and Miss #18

    7 January 2018

  311. On Mark Zuckerberg’s “personal challenge”

    Some things you can’t, and shouldn’t, solve alone

    4 January 2018

  312. Constant questions

    Hit and Miss #17

    31 December 2017

  313. Three welcome books

    Hit and Miss #16

    24 December 2017

  314. Small victories

    Hit and Miss #15

    17 December 2017

  315. Notes on The Prince

    Some Machiavellian lessons on life

    14 December 2017

  316. The Canadian Digital Service’s first show and tell

    A summary and some recommendations

    11 December 2017

  317. Our faves are problematic

    Hit and Miss #14

    10 December 2017

  318. The Seven Year Itch

    Hit and Miss #13

    3 December 2017

  319. The mind as a muscle

    Exercising it hurts just as much

    1 December 2017

  320. Readability troubles on Canada.ca

    Two small ideas for improvement

    29 November 2017

  321. Bye Bye Birdie

    Hit and Miss #12

    26 November 2017

  322. Walking routes

    A list of (roughly described) routes that I enjoy

    22 November 2017

  323. Therapeutic things

    Reminders of what I find relaxing

    22 November 2017

  324. No more (accidental) noise

    Taking a social media break

    22 November 2017

  325. What’s a personal bio good for?

    Hit and Miss #11

    19 November 2017

  326. Research reading

    Hit and Miss #10

    12 November 2017

  327. Earthworming

    Ursula M. Franklin’s advice for social change

    5 November 2017

  328. Modern monopolies

    Hit and Miss #9

    5 November 2017

  329. Civic tech

    Hit and Miss #8

    29 October 2017

  330. A revealing week

    Hit and Miss #7

    22 October 2017

  331. Veritable listening

    Hit and Miss #6

    15 October 2017

  332. Nature’s musical tastes

    Wendell Berry observes nature’s “patient ear”

    12 October 2017

  333. Newsletter recommendations

    Hit and Miss #5

    8 October 2017

  334. Loving libraries

    Hit and Miss #4

    1 October 2017

  335. Ursula M. Franklin suggests some readings

    Selections from The Real World of Technology’s bibliography

    30 September 2017

  336. Work isn’t the whole thing

    Two notes from Frank Chimero on keeping life in perspective

    26 September 2017

  337. Manguel’s tribute to dissatisfaction

    Putting into words the role of an essay

    24 September 2017

  338. Conversational contributions

    Hit and Miss #3

    24 September 2017

  339. Documenting drafts: Hit and Miss #2

    A peek behind the scenes of my editing process

    20 September 2017

  340. Questioning labels

    Hit and Miss #2

    17 September 2017

  341. Earthworming

    Hit and Miss #1

    10 September 2017

  342. Sunday mornings

    Establishing rituals

    10 September 2017

  343. Reading with a pen

    Observations from years of writing in my books

    31 August 2017

  344. Learning to code by failing safely

    Thoughts on my talk at WordCamp Ottawa 2017

    25 July 2017

  345. Transparency theatre

    Saying the thing is not doing the thing

    24 July 2017

  346. Quantifying reading

    What Goodreads can teach us about databases and shared understanding

    13 July 2017

  347. “I wouldn’t” by John Vance Cheney

    A perfect summertime poem

    13 July 2017

  348. On things left unfinished

    Manguel reminds us that a book is never truly read

    13 July 2017

  349. Tracey Lauriault on data at Ottawa Civic Tech

    Living in an age of data, we must critique the technology spread throughout our lives

    6 June 2017

  350. Paying for news

    Dave Winer offers an interesting proposal to pay for news from multiple outlets

    30 May 2017

  351. Stop reading, start writing

    Bayard pushes us to understand ourselves by seeing reading as the impetus for writing

    28 May 2017

  352. Zinsser’s thesis

    Saying a true thing again and again

    27 May 2017

  353. Wafting Westminster

    Frustration with the House reform process

    30 April 2017

  354. Why not design school

    Michael Bierut answers the question I receive most often

    9 April 2017

  355. Named colours

    The folly of subjective references

    10 February 2017

  356. Doing the real work

    The illusion of work, versus the act itself

    17 September 2016

  357. Stop hiding links

    We should celebrate the fundamental building block of the web

    11 September 2016

  358. Designated typist

    Anne Lamott on letting your subject talk

    10 September 2016

  359. The Cherkewski View

    A personal website manifesto

    9 September 2016