2018-06-24: Pretty happy with this weekend’s strawberry haul. 🍓 Now, to...

2018-06-24: Went to see Come From Away this evening and I...

2018-06-22: Rebecca Solnit captures our political climate perfectly when she says...

2018-06-22: The video for Max Richter’s “On the Nature of Daylight”...

2018-06-22: I’ve found it hard to describe just why I loved...

2018-06-21: Absolutely loved this: a Garfield fancomic considering the life of...

2018-06-21: My wife had a bout of shingles last year and...

2018-06-21: In case you missed it, a couple of days ago...

2018-06-21: As someone who works in public service renewal and digital...

2018-06-20: A well-argued piece on why today’s culture of masculinity is...

2018-06-19: Sayaka Murata’s Love Letter to a Convenience Store is one...

2018-06-19: Two decades of blogging.

2018-06-19: In the New Yorker, an interesting reflection on “bullshit” jobs....

2018-06-18: I’ve been noticing that many of the books on my...

2018-06-18: Absolutely love this list of 15 powerful women shaping how...

2018-06-18: There are many reasons to love Brooklyn Nine-Nine, but the...

2018-06-15: Yesterday, the World Cup finals began. It is my favorite...

2018-06-15: There are many reasons to be scared of the effects...

2018-06-13: A few weeks ago, we made reservations to go to...

2018-06-13: Oysters and octopus and squid and cava for lunch. Perfect....

2018-06-13: This post by Mike Monteiro on suicide is one of...

2018-06-12: An open, honest, beautiful, and important call-to-action from @patrickrhone: we...

2018-06-12: Spent the day working from the patio table, staring at...

2018-06-11: Something I’ve been struggling with recently: ever since I deactivated...

2018-06-11: How do we break our hardwiring and be kinder to...

2018-06-11: It’s Micro Monday! Today, you should follow @jw, who not...

2018-06-11: The only residential home Zaha Hadid (one of my favorite...

2018-06-11: Do you wear glasses? If you do, chances are your...

2018-06-10: If you listen to any podcasts at all, you’ve probably...

2018-06-10: Today we went to a brewery, a winery, watched West...

2018-06-09: Remembering Bourdain: “Bourdain and Spade brought joy and light and...

2018-06-09: Spent the evening eating halloumi (with pistachio, pomegranate, and mint)...

2018-06-08: It’s sobering to realize that almost a third of the...

2018-06-07: Because I know people here love fountain pens, there’s a...

2018-06-07: Today is Election Day in Ontario. I can’t say much...

2018-06-04: Allergy to raw tomatoes has worsened; now I can’t even...

2018-06-04: The ability to travel, and to have the papers necessary...

2018-06-04: Only thing I care about from WWDC today is some...

2018-06-04: One of the main reasons I’m not watching the NFL...

2018-06-04: It’s Micro Monday time! Today, you should check out @tibz,...

2018-06-03: Today we spent the day eating quiche on a patio,...

2018-06-03: Another short, but beautiful passage from Claire Vaye Watkins’s reflection...

2018-06-03: A beautiful passage from Claire Vaye Watkins’s reflection on the...

2018-06-03: Alexis Madrigal ruminates on why no one answers their phone...

2018-06-02: Went for a walk in The Coves earlier this afternoon...

2018-06-01: I don’t talk about it much, but I’m on the...

2018-06-01: So I guess tomorrow we’ll all be talking about JR...

2018-05-31: Completely here for Faye and Bubbles.

2018-05-29: Photos can not truly capture the beauty of the full...

2018-05-29: One of the best decisions I made was to force...

2018-05-28: Hey, it’s Micro Monday! You’re probably already following @kitt, but...

2018-05-28: As a lover of the postal service and it’s history,...

2018-05-27: The temperatures hit 90° this weekend; we were very glad...

2018-05-26: A convincing argument that our devices, algorithms, and gadgets are...

2018-05-26: Spot on: One of the reasons Queer Eye feels like...

2018-05-25: A fun, and critical, rebranding of anthropology textbooks: Why is...

2018-05-25: In this fortnight’s weekend reading post, I share a little...

2018-05-24: I mean, not to brag or anything, but the dinner...

2018-05-24: Holiday long weekends are great when you’re in them, but...

2018-05-23: One of the things I’ve been most impressed with in...

2018-05-21: Went fishing for the first time in my life this...

2018-05-21: Monday is coming to a close, but before it does,...

2018-05-20: Visiting family in Essex County this weekend. Yesterday, we visited...

2018-05-19: I’m part of a mixtape club called The Mixtape Concern...

2018-05-18: Has anyone had the chance to check out Cappuccino, the...

2018-05-17: Something I need to get better at remembering: “Stressless cooking...

2018-05-15: If you’re going to be at RightsCon this year, please...

2018-05-14: “Has it occurred to you that nobody talks about sellouts...

2018-05-14: “Kyrie has also been nicknamed the ‘Flat Mamba’ (平曼巴) because...

2018-05-13: Despite not feeling so great all day, I still managed...

2018-05-13: Have I mentioned before that I’m allergic to raw tomatoes...

2018-05-12: The Raptors fired Dwane Casey this past week, despite him...

2018-05-12: Found some ramps, some fiddleheads, and some shogun maitake mushrooms...

2018-05-11: My latent anxiety levels have been very high over the...

2018-05-11: On digital utopias and invisible labor, by Audrey Watters: “If...

2018-05-11: The tulips in the front yard are in full bloom...

2018-05-10: Having troubles with my blog today. Anything I try to...

2018-05-08: My friend (and a local city councillor) Jesse Helmer recently...

2018-05-07: I was slow to hop on the Micro Monday bandwagon,...

2018-05-07: Re-thinking how I do my /now page and how it...

2018-05-06: Spent the week eating our way through Vancouver Magazine’s best...

2018-05-05: I’ve had a few omakase dinners in my life, but...

2018-05-04: Google Maps needs to add a “I enjoy casual strolls...

2018-05-03: There are many reasons I love my job, but talking...

2018-05-03: Decided to take my own advice and spent a few...

2018-05-02: Having one of those days where everything is broken: can’t...

2018-04-30: Just to let you all know: Janelle Monae #DirtyComputer tour...

2018-04-30: As someone who barely owned anything at all when he...

2018-04-30: As someone who does almost all his writing in Drafts,...

2018-04-29: One of my favorite parts of our regular visits to...

2018-04-29: Fascinating, and definitely something I’ve never thought of before: why...

2018-04-28: Just landed in Vancouver. Will be spending the week at...

2018-04-28: Here’s what I did over the past few weeks while...

2018-04-27: /me waves hello and thinks he’ll come back in a...

2018-04-09: Just logged into Skype for the first time in over...

2018-04-08: Home, sleeping in my own bed, and not going anywhere...

2018-04-07: There are many things to happy about today, but the...

2018-04-05: After two weeks away for work and seriously missing home...

2018-04-05: New goal: fewer meetings in boardrooms, more meetings in gondolas...

2018-04-04: Incredibly thankful for many things and many people today. Will...

2018-04-03: There are few things as magical as watching the sun...

2018-04-02: sunrise at the airport terminal tired eyes widening as golden...

2018-04-01: Picked up a copy of Reza Aslan’s Zealot to read...

2018-03-31: Included this little cartoon in my most recent “weekend reading”...

2018-03-31: That feeling of panic when you can’t find your housekeys...

2018-03-31: Lots of talk about that Wired article on RSS recently;...

2018-03-30: The new renovations to the NAC are really nice. Happy...

2018-03-30: “If we want to see a change in the diversity...

2018-03-29: The transition from “young and excited public servant” to “middle-career...

2018-03-28: At the Policy Community Conference today to host a salon...

2018-03-27: 📚🎞 I take notes when I read books and watch...

2018-03-25: This piece by Ijeoma Oluo is one of the best...

2018-03-24: Young people are truly going to change the world. So...

2018-03-23: Pretty sure Lee Unkrich delved into my soul, found things...

2018-03-22: The recent episode of Still Processing on “aunties” is just...

2018-03-22: Slowly emerging from this morning’s fog; thanks to everyone for...

2018-03-22: Just an FYI: had a moderate-to-severe panic attack some hours...

2018-03-21: This entire piece, on the harms of Facebook, by Matthew...

2018-03-21: “The greatest thing we can do is to help somebody...

2018-03-20: Had a dream last night that I worked in a...

2018-03-19: For ten years, I maintained a Tumblr where I posted...

2018-03-18: Opened Slack for work and felt a pang of longing...

2018-03-18: Love this idea of “assimilation” food, of in-between food. And...

2018-03-17: Hearing Carey Mulligan scream, “where the f//k is Boca Raton,”...

2018-03-17: I never thought that a Buzzfeed quiz would get me...

2018-03-17: Grandma has been in the hospital for two weeks now,...

2018-03-16: My weekend reading list this week starts with a rumination...

2018-03-15: “Prince isn’t about competition. Prince is about uniting people, making...

2018-03-15: “If we hoard and hide what we love, we can...

2018-03-15: The idea of “tender masculinity” is a beautiful one—I’d love...

2018-03-14: Stephen Hawking may have changed the world with his science,...

2018-03-13: There are many wonderful lessons and nuggets of wisdom in...

2018-03-12: 🍷 Just re-cataloged our wine collection and realized that 50%+...

2018-03-11: At the airport, ready to head home after a wonderful...

2018-03-07: 🎧 Searching for a home after hate The most recent episode of Code Switch, about Sunayana Dumala,...

2018-03-06: From Why Trying New Things Is So Hard to Do:...

2018-03-06: This quotation from Tears We Cannot Stop stopped me in...

2018-03-06: 📚 Books I read in February The Refugees: ⭐⭐⭐⭐ Skim: ⭐⭐⭐⭐ Pachinko: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Sex Object: ⭐⭐⭐...

2018-03-05: Hanging out on micro.blog this morning has made me want...

2018-03-04: Been drinking this wild rose moonlight white tea all weekend...

2018-03-04: I’m pretty passionate about electoral reform, so this past Friday...

2018-03-04: 📚 Last month, in recognition and celebration of Black History...

2018-03-02: Have decided to do all my work in front of...

2018-03-02: Got my new calling cards today, and I’m smitten. (The...

2018-02-27: The amazing people at the Young Women’s Leadership Network are...

2018-02-27: Got a pretty sweet postcard in the mail yesterday. Thanks,...

2018-02-23: The first song I listened to on my 36th birthday...

2018-02-22: Going to consider this music video my early birthday gift...

2018-02-22: This piece on anxiety and how it defines our lives...

2018-02-22: Last night, we celebrated two full years of living in...

2018-02-20: Really hope that the sequel to Alto’s Adventure has the...

2018-02-19: Just unsubscribed from all 324 podcasts I was trying to...

2018-02-18: Completely forgot it was my birthday next week; only remembered...

2018-02-18: No matter how many times I see the Rivera murals...

2018-02-15: Happy to announce that Black Panther lived up to my...

2018-02-13: Just watched the mixed doubles curling gold medal game with...

2018-02-12: About seven minutes until I get a juice box and...

2018-02-12: The Kehinde Wiley official portrait of President Obama is absolutely...

2018-02-11: The highlight of my upcoming week ahead is clearly going...

2018-02-10: Last night, we enjoyed a pre-Valentine’s cooking (and wine pairing)...

2018-02-09: The soundtrack for the upcoming Black Panther movie just dropped...

2018-02-08: You like Brazilian music?

2018-02-06: Just learned that I’m getting a computer from work, because...

2018-02-04: Another week, another update to my /now page.

2018-02-03: I haven’t been able to keep any food or fluids...

2018-02-01: The woman sitting beside me on the train this morning...

2018-01-30: Spent the past two weeks reviewing about 400 resumes and...

2018-01-24: Always on. Spent the past three days teaching an executive education class...

2018-01-21: A somewhat cerebral—and food-filled, of course—week ahead.

2018-01-14: Fun week ahead.

2017-12-20: Looks like Tina is looking for someone to create micro.blog....

2017-12-13: Today I got metric-system-shamed by my father.

2017-12-03: L’s birthday weekend in Montreal has been lovely so far....

2017-12-01: The kind of sunrise that reminds you to be grateful;...

2017-11-22: Snow-globe-like snowfall outside the window this afternoon. Serene, calming.

2017-11-17: Micro.blog photo challenge, day seven: visiting my parents’ home at...

2017-11-17: The people behind the amazing Atlas Obscura have launched Gastro...

2017-11-16: Micro.blog photo challenge, day six: autumn is my favorite time...

2017-11-15: Every Apple You Eat Took Years and Years to Make:...

2017-11-15: Micro.blog photo challenge, day five: my water bottle goes with...

2017-11-14: Micro.blog photo challenge, day four: an up close look at...

2017-11-13: Micro.blog photo challenge, day three: I love strolling around the...

2017-11-13: Micro.blog photo challenge: day three: I love taking strolls around...

2017-11-12: This is gorgeous: “Certain kinds of dark allow us to...

2017-11-12: Micro.blog photo challenge, day two: enjoying some tasty, local Concord...

2017-11-11: This is an incredible piece: The Digital Ruins of a...

2017-11-11: It’s long, but very worth reading: how to hire fake...

2017-11-11: Micro.blog photo challenge, day one: squares. Coasters and a cat...

2017-11-07: Can’t seem to shake this overwhelming feeling of despair, today....

2017-10-28: That video of the super smart kid in the airplane...

2017-10-26: Sad to hear of the passing of Fats Domino; his...

2017-10-22: Less than 24 hours into our short DC trip and...

2017-10-20: Never expected a Burger King ad about bullying to bring...

2017-10-16: Staying in an AirBnB on the 31st floor of a...

2017-10-16: I have forgotten how to write: “I have become used...

2017-10-15: True. Also, sadly, long gone: “There was a time where...

2017-10-15: Reading: “If your defense of women only exists in empty...

2017-10-15: Reading: “What are we turning a blind eye to, in...

2017-10-15: Reading: “To express sympathy for bureaucrats is not to condone...

2017-10-14: Going apple-picking is a yearly tradition for Lise and I....

2017-10-12: Coming home from the west coast with all the essentials:...

2017-10-11: The UBC Museum of Anthropology has to be one of...

2017-10-11: On a short trip to the other side of the...

2017-10-11: If I may be allowed to covet for a moment:...

2017-10-05: This story, about the inspiration for Pixar’s Luxo Jr, is...

2017-10-05: Reading: “People tell me to stop making things about race...

2017-10-05: Reading: “I would not call the world of Blade Runner...

2017-10-05: 🌅🛫 Earlier this morning: sunrise on the runway.

2017-10-02: Good advice for any writer: “Write whatever the hell you...

2017-10-02: All of the winning photos in Scuba Diving Magazine’s 2017...

2017-10-02: Things More Heavily Regulated Than Buying a Gun in the...

2017-10-02: 📝 Reading: “Changing the rules to fit the situation is...

2017-10-02: I’ve been thinking about age in the workplace quite a...

2017-10-02: I don’t have a Facebook account, so I don’t full...

2017-10-01: A beautiful video (and poem) about the city where I...

2017-09-30: Was also wonderful to spend the evening eating delicious grilled...

2017-09-30: There are few people I know as kind, brave, and...

2017-09-29: Reading: “In an interrupt culture, the ideas that win aren’t...

2017-09-26: Reading: “The more we achieve in order to win the...

2017-09-26: Hanging out with pensive cat this morning as I do...

2017-09-25: ‘Short Trip’ by Alexander Perrin is beautiful, mesmerizing, and meditative....

2017-09-25: I keep forgetting how much I enjoy this album. A...

2017-09-24: Heartily agreed with this as I coughed and sneezed my...

2017-09-22: There’s a certain charm in coming to something late, to...

2017-09-22: I’ve been remiss in my letter-writing recently. Need to catch...

2017-09-22: Reading: “By forcing reporters to optimize every story for clicks...

2017-09-21: Harsh, but true: “Add another contradiction to Toronto’s growing list:...

2017-09-19: This is amazing: The Week My Husband Left And My...

2017-09-19: The bad news is that I’ve been teetering on the...

2017-09-16: Reading: “Every day, women across the country consider the risks....

2017-09-15: Spent some time talking to Cleo about Cassini and the...

2017-09-15: Reading: “There’s an unfair burden placed on people who experience...

2017-09-15: As a huge fan of Jeopardy!, this look at how...

2017-09-13: This profile on Jemele Hill and the future of ESPN...

2017-09-13: Reading: “The truth hurts white people. Colin Kaepernick has hurt...

2017-09-11: Reading: “I make things for the same reasons babies put...

2017-09-11: Things to do when you are missing Portugal: open a...

2017-09-07: Reading: “Social mania may be ideal for mainlining breaking news,...

2017-09-07: Made me laugh, a lot.

2017-09-05: Fascinating: “Between 1990 and 2014, visits to public libraries grew...

2017-09-05: Reading: “Fall is good and great, and it will come...

2017-09-04: Reading James Baldwin’s I Am Not Your Negro was sobering...

2017-09-04: The first two days of the Labour Day weekend have...

2017-09-02: Map of Europe with each country represented by one of...

2017-09-02: The Tree Alphabet was made by Katie Holten and was...

2017-09-02: “Technically, illusions are my only skill.”

2017-09-01: Reading: “The reason why Hooters appeals to me so much...

2017-08-31: Recent photos of Jupiter taken by NASA’s Juno Probe, processed...

2017-08-31: Photographs of the ocean, by Brent Broza, that you’ll be...

2017-08-31: There are many bad things about chronic back pain, but...

2017-08-31: Reading: “How do you think big when you’re supposed to...

2017-08-30: We usually buy our strawberries by the crate from the...

2017-08-30: Oddly captivating: a moving line graphs the motion of everyday...

2017-08-29: Reading: “Premium mediocrity is creating an aura of exclusivity without...

2017-08-28: I’m not much of a kombucha drinker, but my wife...

2017-08-28: Reading: “Cast iron balconies are at once bulky and intricate,...

2017-08-28: We ate very well this weekend (Hakka cuisine one night,...

2017-08-24: As a self-identified pedestrian at my core, this article was...

2017-08-24: Reading: “Part of the problem is in the word ‘like,’...

2017-08-22: I wrote a little snippet about moving a mountain: “You...

2017-08-22: Reading: “You are trying to push on a mountain, and...

2017-08-22: Reading: “Growing up, I knew there would be food on...

2017-08-22: Total eclipse of the sun, observed July 29, 1878, at...

2017-08-20: Sunny summer Sundays were meant for poolside gin & tonics,...

2017-08-17: Sunshine and sundaes and smiles and surprises.

2017-08-16: If we talked about what happened in Charlottesville the same...

2017-08-16: Reading: “Instead of ruthlessly abusing each weekday as if it...

2017-08-14: Reading: “The opioid epidemic could kill hundreds of thousands in...

2017-08-12: Meanwhile, in Canada… “There is no pride in saying ‘we...

2017-08-12: When my heart feels heavy, I find levity by writing...

2017-08-11: “People find joy in so many different ways, and that...

2017-08-10: The story of the Duck Tales theme, history’s catchiest single...

2017-08-07: Reading: “The worst thing as an urban dweller is to...

2017-08-07: Reading: “Men are trash; we need to listen to women...

2017-08-04: This evening, L and I decided to embrace our inner...

2017-08-04: Wait: thousands of bags of Doritos washed ashore a decade...

2017-08-04: It’s raining outside, so I figure it’s a good time...

2017-08-04: A short blog post about reading fifty books this year...

2017-08-04: Reading: “We are ancestors. We are descendants. And while we...

2017-08-04: July was a dry month; our lawn, like those of...

2017-08-03: Reading: “Nostalgia, which fuels our resentment toward change, is a...

2017-07-31: Reading: “By keeping your book in one location each time,...

2017-07-31: You’ll find the West Loop near the edge of Springbank...

2017-07-30: Reading: “For us to be fully effective as a humans,...

2017-07-30: Friends from out of town came to visit today. We...

2017-07-29: Reading: “Pain is an inextricable thread in the fabric of...

2017-07-28: Reading: The world needs to stop mindlessly fawning over Justin...

2017-07-27: Sitting on the train, next to a family (a couple...

2017-07-26: Reading: “Speaking up costs us friends, jobs, credibility and invisible...

2017-07-25: There are few things that make me as happy as...

2017-07-25: Is it possible to have a cat that is too...

2017-07-24: My wife delivered a talk about HIV PrEP at a...

2017-07-24: Reading: “Canadians haven’t been conditioned to see history in epic,...

2017-07-22: Reading: “The primary experience of the adult human being continues...

2017-07-22: Reading: “Life can disappear on us just like a cup...

2017-07-20: Today I watched ‘The Big Sick’ and it hit pretty...

2017-07-20: Reading: “You can try to create around you a little...

2017-07-18: According to Goodreads, I’ve read 45 books so far this...

2017-07-17: Jon Bois’ “17776” bills itself as episodic fiction about the...

2017-07-13: Can’t sleep, so I’m spending the night being productive by...

2017-07-12: Reading: “Technological breakthroughs that make clean energy cheaper than fossil...

2017-07-10: My backyard is filled with fireflies, their lights flickering on...

2017-07-09: Thinking of migrating my blog from Squarespace over to blot.im,...

2017-07-08: Things I learned this morning: don’t try to set up...

2017-07-07: “Heartbreak is Pedestrian, Even Though It Feels Profound”

2017-07-06: “In a soulmate we find not company, but a completed...

2017-07-05: Love this: Letters and Liquor is an illustrated history (with...

2017-07-04: Reading: “I find myself constantly reminding people that thinking is...

2017-07-03: A family member on my wife’s side breeds, raises, and...

2017-07-02: Reading: “Procurement challenges show the need for continued focus on...

2017-07-01: Celebrated Canada Day by baking a strawberry summer cake. Now,...

2017-06-30: We used wavway to create an all-Canadian playlist for our...

2017-06-29: There a few senstations that will linger: the feel of...

2017-06-28: Off to the airport after a wonderful vacation. The last...

2017-06-28: Still, Sintra is as beautiful as you imagine: a real-life...

2017-06-28: I rarely enjoy driving at home, on roads that I...

2017-06-26: I wrote a short musing on São Bento station and...

2017-06-26: Reading: “In an age of increasing privatization, there’s a case...

2017-06-25: In the midst of snorkeling, admiring seahorses all around us,...

2017-06-23: We are in a small, sleepy fishing village, just outside...

2017-06-21: A glass of sangria and a piece of pie and...

2017-06-21: Still keep coming back to this majestic piece of street...

2017-06-20: Today, we sat where the river meets the ocean, where...

2017-06-19: A day spent exploring historic architecture, tasting port, eating excellent...

2017-06-19: The city is quiet at sunrise; not a single car...

2017-06-18: Even after a delectable dinner at Belcanto last night (the...

2017-06-17: Checked into the hotel—one of the nicest we’ve ever stayed...

2017-06-16: At the airport, waiting for our flight to start boarding....

2017-06-15: Reading: “To be alone, after all, is to admit to...

2017-06-15: Leigh Ann Lunsford: “My grandmother once told me, ‘Relationships are...

2017-06-14: Reading: “The priorities are not to make cities smart, or...

2017-06-14: I never thought I’d enjoy living in the suburbs, but...

2017-06-13: Reading: “In the current era of sports, the best players...

2017-06-13: Speaking of extraordinary meals, this afternoon we had a beef...

2017-06-13: I’ve eaten many excellent, incredible, extraordinary meals, but there have...

2017-06-10: Reading: “The Internet has centralized into a very few hands....

2017-06-04: New resolution: spend more time around flowers.

2017-06-04: I loved Wonder Woman for many reasons, but what really...

2017-06-03: Wonder Woman was just as delightful, if not more so,...

2017-06-01: My love gets discharged from the hospital tomorrow. This has...

2017-05-30: My kingdom for a podcast app that has the triage/interface...

2017-05-28: The part of a hospital that is easiest to forget...

2017-05-14: Reading: “For all its magnificent intricacy and beauty, the show...

2017-05-09: Even in a city as big as Toronto, in an...

2017-05-06: After the month of April I had, I decided to...

2017-05-06: Reading: “This is the work of writing and editing for...

2017-05-04: Still can’t fathom how someone could willingly take away access...

2017-05-03: If you take the VIA Rail train to Toronto in...

2017-05-01: Reading: “To be on is to be alive, energetic, aflame,...

2017-04-29: Something new, something strange, something exciting, something confusing. Something to...