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Best Of

A mix of popular and personal favourites. My personal top three are Kiez, Stereotypes, and Shut Up and Say Something. You can also see my most most recommended posts on Medium.

Dear William and Kate: A last-minute plea to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge to not name the royal baby George

A city of 80,000 vs a child of 8 pounds in the fight for internet dominance.

Posted on 22 July 2013 and filed under articles, Best Of, comments, main, Prince George, social media

Democracy

Just a friendly reminder that democracy isn’t simply picking one side to be in charge every four years. It’s a process that happens every day in a variety of forums and ways.

Posted on 16 May 2013 and filed under articles, Best Of, British Columbia, Canada, comments, politics

Shut up and say something

I don’t know if you’ve noticed, but there is a lot of good stuff out there. Like, a lot. So why add to the noise?

Posted on 30 April 2013 and filed under articles, Best Of, comments, main, meta, misc, personal

24-hour news is like water, you need to turn it off sometimes

Step away from the TV, turn off Twitter, and keep it in perspective.

Posted on 16 April 2013 and filed under articles, Best Of, comments, media

Darkness

A morning of darkness.

Posted on 13 March 2013 and filed under articles, Best Of, cities, comments, main, misc

Why I don’t hit “share”: social media and trust

Keeping the trust online.

Posted on 8 February 2013 and filed under articles, Best Of, CBC, comments, main, social media

I’m not winning anymore

I’m no longer preparing for the rest of my life. I’m in it.

Posted on 17 January 2013 and filed under articles, Best Of, main, personal

How to tie a scarf

I didn’t know how to tie a scarf, so I shared it publicly and it became a national radio story.

Posted on 16 January 2013 and filed under articles, Best Of, CBC, how to, main

Remembrance Day, Louis CK and Buffy Sainte Marie

To what extent do we hold individual soldiers responsible for war?

Posted on 11 November 2012 and filed under articles, Best Of, Canada, comments, misc

The most important part of a democracy is what the losers do

Last night was the most watched exercise in democracy in history. Or not. Because there is a certain segment of the population who are viewing last night’s results as somehow illegitimate or undemocratic. And of course there are no shortage of people congratulating America on making the right choice, implying that all the people who […]

Posted on 7 November 2012 and filed under articles, Best Of, comments, politics

Twitter vs. the Tsunami

If the internet makes everyone a broadcaster, what aspects of journalism need to be part of basic education?

Posted on 29 October 2012 and filed under articles, Best Of, comments, journalism, social media

One a day

Cleaning up my mental space, one task at a time.

Posted on 12 October 2012 and filed under articles, Best Of, misc, personal

High school French is a massive wasted opportunity

Forget grammar, maybe we should learn how to speak the language first.

Posted on 9 October 2012 and filed under articles, Best Of, Canada, comments, misc

Is your competition really your competition?

When your biggest threat is actually an asset.

Posted on 10 August 2012 and filed under articles, Best Of, ideas, journalism, media

Unplugging

Click. Click. Refresh. Breaking the habit.

Posted on 7 August 2012 and filed under articles, Best Of, comments, personal

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