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. Eat your vegetables!

    Hit and Miss #357

    7 July 2024

  2. Human-sized places

    Hit and Miss #356

    30 June 2024

  3. Mostly complete

    Hit and Miss #355

    23 June 2024

  4. Sharing in abundance

    Hit and Miss #354

    16 June 2024

  5. Outdoor meals and Home Depot hauls

    Hit and Miss #353

    9 June 2024

  6. Facing west

    Hit and Miss #352

    2 June 2024

  7. Running back from Italy

    Hit and Miss #351

    26 May 2024

  8. Eat, sleep, rest, repeat

    Hit and Miss #350

    19 May 2024

  9. Digital reading lessgoooo

    Hit and Miss #349

    12 May 2024

  10. “Frozen in an uncomfortable slouch”

    Hit and Miss #348

    5 May 2024

  11. Grab bag

    Hit and Miss #347

    28 April 2024

  12. Clean the tabs, share the links

    Hit and Miss #346

    21 April 2024

  13. Books abound

    Hit and Miss #345

    14 April 2024

  14. Endless Saturdays

    Hit and Miss #344

    7 April 2024

  15. First quarter updates

    Hit and Miss #343

    31 March 2024

  16. The usual moves

    Hit and Miss #342

    24 March 2024

  17. Continuing themes

    Hit and Miss #341

    17 March 2024

  18. Blackbirds are back

    Hit and Miss #340

    10 March 2024

  19. Sure, winter, see ya later

    Hit and Miss #339

    3 March 2024

  20. How it goes these days

    Hit and Miss #338

    25 February 2024

  21. Love and friendship (and data and government)

    Hit and Miss #337

    18 February 2024

  22. Wintry neighbours

    Hit and Miss #332

    14 January 2024

  23. Benchin’, cattin’, linkin’

    Hit and Miss #331

    7 January 2024

  24. So, we made it

    Hit and Miss #330

    31 December 2023

  25. omg me too

    Hit and Miss #328

    17 December 2023

  26. Hoorah for “blank time”

    Hit and Miss #327

    10 December 2023

  27. Bring on the winter of (inter)dependence

    Hit and Miss #326

    3 December 2023

  28. Independent living depends on a healthy land

    Hit and Miss #325

    26 November 2023

  29. Responding to change (links on)

    Hit and Miss #324

    19 November 2023

  30. Change for thee, but not for me?

    Hit and Miss #323

    12 November 2023

  31. Home from Japan

    Hit and Miss #316

    24 September 2023

  32. Links on data, exploitation, and hunkering down

    Hit and Miss #285

    19 February 2023

  33. Holding on

    Hit and Miss #284

    12 February 2023

  34. Existing in melancholy

    Hit and Miss #283

    5 February 2023

  35. Snowy brain

    Hit and Miss #282

    29 January 2023

  36. Links on recordkeeping and more

    Hit and Miss #281

    22 January 2023

  37. Living by the clock, by the light

    Hit and Miss #280

    15 January 2023

  38. More rest

    Hit and Miss #279

    8 January 2023

  39. 2022 to 2023

    Hit and Miss #278

    1 January 2023

  40. 2022 reads

    Hit and Miss #277

    25 December 2022

  41. Passing the baton

    Hit and Miss #276

    18 December 2022

  42. Assurance

    Hit and Miss #275

    11 December 2022

  43. See also

    Hit and Miss #274

    4 December 2022

  44. Transcripting

    Hit and Miss #273

    27 November 2022

  45. Extremely online

    Hit and Miss #272

    20 November 2022

  46. Promises to self

    Hit and Miss #271

    13 November 2022

  47. Constitutional unconstitutionalism

    Hit and Miss #270

    6 November 2022

  48. Crises abound

    Hit and Miss #269

    30 October 2022

  49. Convo dump

    Hit and Miss #268

    23 October 2022

  50. Serious links™ on work

    Hit and Miss #267

    16 October 2022

  51. Public delivery

    Hit and Miss #266

    9 October 2022

  52. Calls continue

    Hit and Miss #265

    2 October 2022

  53. Work, birds, tech, munipoli

    Hit and Miss #264

    25 September 2022

  54. Technicalities

    Hit and Miss #263

    18 September 2022

  55. Five years!? A thank you

    Hit and Miss #262

    11 September 2022

  56. 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

  57. Holding pattern

    Hit and Miss #261

    4 September 2022

  58. Learning in crisis

    Hit and Miss #260

    28 August 2022

  59. Just the links

    Hit and Miss #259

    21 August 2022

  60. A shout to the wind

    Hit and Miss #258

    14 August 2022

  61. Hot brain links

    Hit and Miss #257

    7 August 2022

  62. Toward an indie web(site)

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

    1 August 2022

  63. Malleable words

    Hit and Miss #256

    31 July 2022

  64. Welcome to the party, pal

    Hit and Miss #255

    24 July 2022

  65. Slow links

    Hit and Miss #254

    17 July 2022

  66. Systems

    Hit and Miss #253

    10 July 2022

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

    Hit and Miss #252

    3 July 2022

  68. Internalized stress

    Hit and Miss #251

    26 June 2022

  69. Decommissioned

    Hit and Miss #250

    19 June 2022

  70. Half caff

    Hit and Miss #249

    12 June 2022

  71. Financialized nesting dolls

    Hit and Miss #248

    5 June 2022

  72. Busy rest

    Hit and Miss #247

    29 May 2022

  73. Climate unpredictability

    Hit and Miss #246

    22 May 2022

  74. L’aride follie del viver mio

    Hit and Miss #245

    15 May 2022

  75. Sunny springtime links

    Hit and Miss #244

    8 May 2022

  76. Anniversary treat

    Hit and Miss #243

    1 May 2022

  77. Forces for good

    Hit and Miss #242

    24 April 2022

  78. Abundant, virtuous futures

    Hit and Miss #241

    17 April 2022

  79. April again

    Hit and Miss #240

    10 April 2022

  80. Spring (tab) cleaning

    Hit and Miss #239

    3 April 2022

  81. Links on ambition, resilient building, and more

    Hit and Miss #238

    27 March 2022

  82. Doing our parts

    Hit and Miss #237

    20 March 2022

  83. Seeking beautiful moments

    Hit and Miss #236

    13 March 2022

  84. Chase the sun (redux)

    Hit and Miss #235

    6 March 2022

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

    Hit and Miss #234

    27 February 2022

  86. Goodbye (?) to the occupiers

    Hit and Miss #233

    20 February 2022

  87. Savouring silence

    Hit and Miss #232

    13 February 2022

  88. Acoustic assaults

    Hit and Miss #231

    6 February 2022

  89. Ursula Franklin on silence

    Excerpts from “Silence and the Notion of the Commons”

    6 February 2022

  90. Occupied

    Hit and Miss #230

    30 January 2022

  91. Playing for team public

    Hit and Miss #229

    23 January 2022

  92. Where have the snow days gone

    Hit and Miss #228

    16 January 2022

  93. Melancholy and drama, but peace

    Hit and Miss #227

    9 January 2022

  94. Digging roots

    Hit and Miss #226

    2 January 2022

  95. A few books feed us well

    Hit and Miss #225

    26 December 2021

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

    Hit and Miss #224

    19 December 2021

  97. Fragments

    Hit and Miss #223

    12 December 2021

  98. What we lose

    Hit and Miss #222

    5 December 2021

  99. Outrunning the food coma

    Hit and Miss #221

    28 November 2021

  100. Stories within stories

    Hit and Miss #220

    21 November 2021

  101. Silent commemoration

    Hit and Miss #219

    14 November 2021

  102. One week down

    Hit and Miss #218

    7 November 2021

  103. Surviving November

    Hit and Miss #217

    31 October 2021

  104. Pandemic movie weekends

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

    31 October 2021

  105. Registering intent

    Hit and Miss #216

    24 October 2021

  106. Leaves pass to soil

    Hit and Miss #215

    17 October 2021

  107. A brief rom-com review

    Hit and Miss #214

    10 October 2021

  108. Truer histories

    Hit and Miss #213

    3 October 2021

  109. Star Trek days

    Hit and Miss #212

    26 September 2021

  110. Paths (not) taken

    Hit and Miss #211

    19 September 2021

  111. Little reading

    Hit and Miss #210

    12 September 2021

  112. September, you’re finally here

    Hit and Miss #209

    5 September 2021

  113. Reading and movies

    Hit and Miss #208

    29 August 2021

  114. August free fall

    Hit and Miss #207

    22 August 2021

  115. Democratic event(s)

    Hit and Miss #206

    15 August 2021

  116. Let’s get nerdy

    Hit and Miss #205

    8 August 2021

  117. Cool sunsets

    Hit and Miss #204

    1 August 2021

  118. Parables

    Hit and Miss #203

    25 July 2021

  119. Boredom, boiling frogs, and miscellany

    Hit and Miss #202

    18 July 2021

  120. Summer dreaming

    Hit and Miss #201

    11 July 2021

  121. “You give me life”

    Hit and Miss #200

    4 July 2021

  122. Loading

    Hit and Miss #199

    27 June 2021

  123. Cooking, staying hungry

    Hit and Miss #198

    20 June 2021

  124. Responding to violence

    Hit and Miss #197

    13 June 2021

  125. Doors Open (online)

    Hit and Miss #196

    6 June 2021

  126. 215 children

    Hit and Miss #195

    30 May 2021

  127. What’s on the mind

    Hit and Miss #194

    23 May 2021

  128. Lilacs

    Hit and Miss #193

    16 May 2021

  129. The world is cool

    Hit and Miss #192

    9 May 2021

  130. Anniversaries

    Hit and Miss #191

    2 May 2021

  131. To what grounds us

    Hit and Miss #190

    25 April 2021

  132. Furious, heartbroken—but not surprised

    Hit and Miss #189

    18 April 2021

  133. Daydream believer

    Hit and Miss #188

    11 April 2021

  134. Sunshine escape

    Hit and Miss #187

    4 April 2021

  135. Rainy day people

    Hit and Miss #186

    28 March 2021

  136. Spring—change, or not

    Hit and Miss #185

    21 March 2021

  137. On we go

    Hit and Miss #184

    14 March 2021

  138. Reporting thoughtfully

    Hit and Miss #183

    7 March 2021

  139. Keeping it light

    Hit and Miss #182

    28 February 2021

  140. Close to home

    Hit and Miss #181

    21 February 2021

  141. Another day older, closer to the grave

    Hit and Miss #180

    14 February 2021

  142. Chase the sun

    Hit and Miss #179

    7 February 2021

  143. Coding by any other name

    Hit and Miss #178

    31 January 2021

  144. Gettin’ sauced

    Hit and Miss #177

    24 January 2021

  145. Working (again)

    Hit and Miss #176

    17 January 2021

  146. This week in anti-democracy…

    Hit and Miss #175

    10 January 2021

  147. Zoom zoom

    Hit and Miss #174

    3 January 2021

  148. Revisiting

    Hit and Miss #173

    27 December 2020

  149. Five books for the year

    Hit and Miss #172

    20 December 2020

  150. Ugh, algorithms

    Hit and Miss #171

    13 December 2020

  151. PolySeSouvient

    Hit and Miss #170

    6 December 2020

  152. Waiting

    Hit and Miss #169

    29 November 2020

  153. Adventuring

    Hit and Miss #168

    22 November 2020

  154. For the love of knowledge

    Hit and Miss #167

    15 November 2020

  155. Trivial links

    Hit and Miss #166

    8 November 2020

  156. Blowing hot air

    Hit and Miss #165

    1 November 2020

  157. Argh

    Hit and Miss #164

    25 October 2020

  158. On Mi’kmaw waters

    Hit and Miss #163

    18 October 2020

  159. A sense of perspective

    Hit and Miss #162

    11 October 2020

  160. Leafing through

    Hit and Miss #161

    4 October 2020

  161. Books at hand

    Hit and Miss #160

    27 September 2020

  162. COVID crime

    Hit and Miss #159

    20 September 2020

  163. Rainy morning adventures

    Hit and Miss #158

    13 September 2020

  164. Maintenance, care, attention

    Hit and Miss #157

    6 September 2020

  165. Week in review

    Hit and Miss #156

    30 August 2020

  166. TV time and world-building

    Hit and Miss #155

    23 August 2020

  167. Remembering (how) to relax

    Hit and Miss #154

    16 August 2020

  168. Roads

    Hit and Miss #153

    9 August 2020

  169. Rain day thoughts

    Hit and Miss #152

    2 August 2020

  170. Some links

    Hit and Miss #151

    26 July 2020

  171. Virtual community

    Hit and Miss #150

    19 July 2020

  172. Snapshots of the week

    Hit and Miss #149

    12 July 2020

  173. Halfway through 2020

    Hit and Miss #148

    5 July 2020

  174. One link to listen

    Hit and Miss #147

    28 June 2020

  175. Heat, work, history

    Hit and Miss #146

    21 June 2020

  176. Who’s watching?

    Hit and Miss #145

    14 June 2020

  177. What to say

    Hit and Miss #144

    7 June 2020

  178. A difficult week

    Hit and Miss #143

    31 May 2020

  179. To your taste

    Hit and Miss #142

    24 May 2020

  180. New shelves

    Hit and Miss #141

    17 May 2020

  181. In memoriam

    Hit and Miss #140

    10 May 2020

  182. Beautiful words

    Hit and Miss #139

    3 May 2020

  183. Wordy cookbooks

    Hit and Miss #138

    26 April 2020

  184. Day off reading

    Hit and Miss #137

    19 April 2020

  185. Parliament carries on

    Hit and Miss #136

    12 April 2020

  186. Personal websites

    Hit and Miss #135

    5 April 2020

  187. Do nothing struggles

    Hit and Miss #134

    29 March 2020

  188. Sims

    Hit and Miss #133

    22 March 2020

  189. Now so fast, history so slow

    Hit and Miss #132

    15 March 2020

  190. Finding focus

    Hit and Miss #131

    8 March 2020

  191. 2x3 links (misc, archives) and a phrase

    Hit and Miss #130

    1 March 2020

  192. Spring, feelings, readings

    Hit and Miss #129

    23 February 2020

  193. Family time

    Hit and Miss #128

    16 February 2020

  194. Collected links

    Hit and Miss #127

    9 February 2020

  195. Mining my messages

    Hit and Miss #126

    2 February 2020

  196. Facilitating access

    Hit and Miss #125

    26 January 2020

  197. Snow slow

    Hit and Miss #124

    19 January 2020

  198. Retreat to the wholesome

    Hit and Miss #123

    12 January 2020

  199. Archives and walking and links

    Hit and Miss #122

    5 January 2020

  200. Engage!

    Hit and Miss #121

    29 December 2019

  201. This year’s books

    Hit and Miss #120

    22 December 2019

  202. Top shelf (think books, not booze)

    Hit and Miss #119

    15 December 2019

  203. Thirty years later

    Hit and Miss #118

    8 December 2019

  204. Principles of parliamentary practice

    Hit and Miss #117

    1 December 2019

  205. Web links

    Hit and Miss #116

    24 November 2019

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

    Hit and Miss #115

    17 November 2019

  207. Positions and the people in them

    A model of organizational change

    17 November 2019

  208. A parliamentary (precinct) tour

    Hit and Miss #114

    10 November 2019

  209. Stories beyond the data

    Hit and Miss #113

    3 November 2019

  210. Public service

    Hit and Miss #112

    27 October 2019

  211. Functions of a living situation

    Hit and Miss #111

    20 October 2019

  212. The sites I visit

    Hit and Miss #110

    13 October 2019

  213. The slump

    Hit and Miss #109

    6 October 2019

  214. Models for decision and action

    Hit and Miss #108

    29 September 2019

  215. Production and growth

    Models of action from Ursula Franklin

    29 September 2019

  216. A drop-in space

    Hit and Miss #107

    22 September 2019

  217. Bookmark finds

    Hit and Miss #106

    15 September 2019

  218. Travelling in place

    Hit and Miss #105

    8 September 2019

  219. Through the eyes of another

    Hit and Miss #104

    1 September 2019

  220. Structure

    Hit and Miss #103

    25 August 2019

  221. A geography of intentional sound

    Hit and Miss #102

    18 August 2019

  222. Happy days

    Hit and Miss #101

    11 August 2019

  223. Living principles

    Hit and Miss #100

    4 August 2019

  224. Levels of critical digital work

    Hit and Miss #99

    28 July 2019

  225. Questions for learning

    Hit and Miss #98

    21 July 2019

  226. Digital government and civic tech

    Hit and Miss #97

    14 July 2019

  227. Opera

    Hit and Miss #96

    7 July 2019

  228. Let’s take a walk

    Hit and Miss #95

    30 June 2019

  229. Words and links

    Hit and Miss #94

    23 June 2019

  230. Accessible public spaces

    Hit and Miss #93

    16 June 2019

  231. A working carrying capacity

    Hit and Miss #92

    9 June 2019

  232. Doors Open

    Hit and Miss #91

    2 June 2019

  233. Walking toward a social summer

    Hit and Miss #90

    26 May 2019

  234. Three blobs of words

    Hit and Miss #89

    19 May 2019

  235. Grounding history

    Hit and Miss #88

    12 May 2019

  236. A day off

    Hit and Miss #87

    5 May 2019

  237. Look up

    Hit and Miss #86

    28 April 2019

  238. Valuing openness

    Hit and Miss #85

    21 April 2019

  239. Thinking frames

    Hit and Miss #84

    14 April 2019

  240. Boomer empowerment

    Hit and Miss #83

    7 April 2019

  241. Framing conversation

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

    6 April 2019

  242. Ursula Franklin on inclusion

    Growing ourselves by recognizing the other in us

    6 April 2019

  243. Making time for music, for silence

    Hit and Miss #82

    31 March 2019

  244. A family day

    Hit and Miss #81

    24 March 2019

  245. Communicating depth

    Hit and Miss #80

    17 March 2019

  246. The signs

    Hit and Miss #79

    10 March 2019

  247. I, you, we (maybe?)

    Hit and Miss #78

    3 March 2019

  248. Words I avoid

    Hit and Miss #77

    24 February 2019

  249. The 80s and links

    Hit and Miss #76

    17 February 2019

  250. Standing in place

    Hit and Miss #75

    10 February 2019

  251. Jiro Dreams of Sushi

    Interviewing myself about a good movie

    7 February 2019

  252. When you want to get out and read

    Hit and Miss #74

    3 February 2019

  253. The wholesome social network

    Hit and Miss #73

    27 January 2019

  254. Libraries, physical and digital, visible and invisible

    Hit and Miss #72

    20 January 2019

  255. Rockeuses, and leaders as facilitators

    Hit and Miss #71

    13 January 2019

  256. Pacifist principles

    Ursula M. Franklin defines key terms

    12 January 2019

  257. What we remember, and why

    Hit and Miss #70

    6 January 2019

  258. Springsteen on Broadway

    The Boss, on the importance of stories

    5 January 2019

  259. Returning home and time’s triptych

    Hit and Miss #69

    30 December 2018

  260. Solitude

    Michael Harris on facing our own thoughts, alone

    28 December 2018

  261. Solitude connections

    For personal reference, reactions to Harris’s book

    28 December 2018

  262. Spotify wishlist

    Two musical concepts absent from Spotify’s features

    23 December 2018

  263. Reading (and writing) heals

    Hit and Miss #68

    23 December 2018

  264. What my library’s for

    A communications tool, with two audiences

    20 December 2018

  265. Speeches from the throne, thinking tools

    Hit and Miss #67

    16 December 2018

  266. Meanwhile the world goes on

    When nature and a poem strike you

    16 December 2018

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

    Why I appreciate Ferrante’s Neapolitan novels

    15 December 2018

  268. Scattered

    Hit and Miss #66

    9 December 2018

  269. When to stop writing

    Hemingway advises

    6 December 2018

  270. Working and rest

    Hit and Miss #65

    2 December 2018

  271. No choice

    Hit and Miss #64

    25 November 2018

  272. Competing priorities at Laurel Creek Conservation Area

    Hit and Miss #63

    18 November 2018

  273. Blogroll

    Hit and Miss #62

    11 November 2018

  274. Justifying the status quo

    If its context changes, a decision is no longer valid

    5 November 2018

  275. Misquoting Virgil

    Why context matters

    5 November 2018

  276. Thinky thinky

    Hit and Miss #61

    4 November 2018

  277. Thinking geographically

    Hit and Miss #60

    28 October 2018

  278. Three pairs of links

    Hit and Miss #59

    21 October 2018

  279. Digital history and digital humanities

    Hit and Miss #58

    14 October 2018

  280. Thanksgiving break

    Hit and Miss #57

    7 October 2018

  281. Dropping in

    Hit and Miss #56

    30 September 2018

  282. Communities of care

    Hit and Miss #55

    23 September 2018

  283. Growing up

    What learning looks like

    18 September 2018

  284. Repeated experiences

    Hit and Miss #54

    16 September 2018

  285. Writing in books, a personal history

    Hit and Miss #53

    9 September 2018

  286. A year in (review)

    Hit and Miss #52

    2 September 2018

  287. Learning and escaping through simulation

    Hit and Miss #51

    26 August 2018

  288. We shape the land

    Hit and Miss #50

    19 August 2018

  289. Learning languages, loving words

    Hit and Miss #49

    12 August 2018

  290. Cool recipes for a hot day

    Hit and Miss #48

    5 August 2018

  291. Turn to the local

    Hit and Miss #47

    29 July 2018

  292. “He was how old??”

    Analysing historical data about Members of Parliament

    22 July 2018

  293. Heat

    Hit and Miss #46

    22 July 2018

  294. How we work

    A manifesto for a good organization

    15 July 2018

  295. Humbly human

    Hit and Miss #45

    15 July 2018

  296. Working (remotely)

    Hit and Miss #44

    8 July 2018

  297. Centennial

    Hit and Miss #43

    1 July 2018

  298. Creative constraints

    Hit and Miss #42

    24 June 2018

  299. Historically minded

    Hit and Miss #41

    17 June 2018

  300. A quantified, incentivized life

    Hit and Miss #40

    10 June 2018

  301. Here I go again!

    Hit and Miss #39

    3 June 2018

  302. Pacifism

    Hit and Miss #38

    27 May 2018

  303. Working (together)

    Hit and Miss #37

    20 May 2018

  304. Science fair!!

    Hit and Miss #36

    13 May 2018

  305. Working

    Hit and Miss #35

    6 May 2018

  306. Portable pasta party kit

    Hit and Miss #34

    29 April 2018

  307. Keep going

    Hit and Miss #33

    22 April 2018

  308. Season 2, episode 22

    Hit and Miss #32

    15 April 2018

  309. Regularly local

    Hit and Miss #31

    8 April 2018

  310. M*A*S*H

    Hit and Miss #30

    1 April 2018

  311. On the environment

    Hit and Miss #29

    25 March 2018

  312. Robots!

    Hit and Miss #28

    18 March 2018

  313. Editing

    Hit and Miss #27

    11 March 2018

  314. Presenting work

    Hit and Miss #26

    4 March 2018

  315. The importance of internet access

    Hit and Miss #25

    25 February 2018

  316. Ode to the road

    Hit and Miss #24

    18 February 2018

  317. Some links

    Hit and Miss #23

    11 February 2018

  318. Life is long

    Hit and Miss #22

    4 February 2018

  319. Complex, connected problems

    Hit and Miss #21

    28 January 2018

  320. Profiles and interviews

    Hit and Miss #20

    21 January 2018

  321. Thinking about time

    Hit and Miss #19

    14 January 2018

  322. Digesting ideas

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

    12 January 2018

  323. “Feed”

    Hit and Miss #18

    7 January 2018

  324. On Mark Zuckerberg’s “personal challenge”

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

    4 January 2018

  325. Constant questions

    Hit and Miss #17

    31 December 2017

  326. Three welcome books

    Hit and Miss #16

    24 December 2017

  327. Small victories

    Hit and Miss #15

    17 December 2017

  328. Notes on The Prince

    Some Machiavellian lessons on life

    14 December 2017

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

    A summary and some recommendations

    11 December 2017

  330. Our faves are problematic

    Hit and Miss #14

    10 December 2017

  331. The Seven Year Itch

    Hit and Miss #13

    3 December 2017

  332. The mind as a muscle

    Exercising it hurts just as much

    1 December 2017

  333. Readability troubles on Canada.ca

    Two small ideas for improvement

    29 November 2017

  334. Bye Bye Birdie

    Hit and Miss #12

    26 November 2017

  335. Walking routes

    A list of (roughly described) routes that I enjoy

    22 November 2017

  336. Therapeutic things

    Reminders of what I find relaxing

    22 November 2017

  337. No more (accidental) noise

    Taking a social media break

    22 November 2017

  338. What’s a personal bio good for?

    Hit and Miss #11

    19 November 2017

  339. Research reading

    Hit and Miss #10

    12 November 2017

  340. Earthworming

    Ursula M. Franklin’s advice for social change

    5 November 2017

  341. Modern monopolies

    Hit and Miss #9

    5 November 2017

  342. Civic tech

    Hit and Miss #8

    29 October 2017

  343. A revealing week

    Hit and Miss #7

    22 October 2017

  344. Veritable listening

    Hit and Miss #6

    15 October 2017

  345. Nature’s musical tastes

    Wendell Berry observes nature’s “patient ear”

    12 October 2017

  346. Newsletter recommendations

    Hit and Miss #5

    8 October 2017

  347. Loving libraries

    Hit and Miss #4

    1 October 2017

  348. Ursula M. Franklin suggests some readings

    Selections from The Real World of Technology’s bibliography

    30 September 2017

  349. Work isn’t the whole thing

    Two notes from Frank Chimero on keeping life in perspective

    26 September 2017

  350. Manguel’s tribute to dissatisfaction

    Putting into words the role of an essay

    24 September 2017

  351. Conversational contributions

    Hit and Miss #3

    24 September 2017

  352. Documenting drafts: Hit and Miss #2

    A peek behind the scenes of my editing process

    20 September 2017

  353. Questioning labels

    Hit and Miss #2

    17 September 2017

  354. Earthworming

    Hit and Miss #1

    10 September 2017

  355. Sunday mornings

    Establishing rituals

    10 September 2017

  356. Reading with a pen

    Observations from years of writing in my books

    31 August 2017

  357. Learning to code by failing safely

    Thoughts on my talk at WordCamp Ottawa 2017

    25 July 2017

  358. Transparency theatre

    Saying the thing is not doing the thing

    24 July 2017

  359. Quantifying reading

    What Goodreads can teach us about databases and shared understanding

    13 July 2017

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

    A perfect summertime poem

    13 July 2017

  361. On things left unfinished

    Manguel reminds us that a book is never truly read

    13 July 2017

  362. 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

  363. Paying for news

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

    30 May 2017

  364. Stop reading, start writing

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

    28 May 2017

  365. Zinsser’s thesis

    Saying a true thing again and again

    27 May 2017

  366. Wafting Westminster

    Frustration with the House reform process

    30 April 2017

  367. Why not design school

    Michael Bierut answers the question I receive most often

    9 April 2017

  368. Named colours

    The folly of subjective references

    10 February 2017

  369. Doing the real work

    The illusion of work, versus the act itself

    17 September 2016

  370. Stop hiding links

    We should celebrate the fundamental building block of the web

    11 September 2016

  371. Designated typist

    Anne Lamott on letting your subject talk

    10 September 2016

  372. The Cherkewski View

    A personal website manifesto

    9 September 2016