So something my wife pointed out to me that I’d never realized before, about Groundhog’s Day: where we live, six more weeks of winter and an early spring are the same thing

Forgot to take a photo but made this for dinner. Just a normal store-bough crust. Delicious, definitely keeping the recipe. Brussell sprouts are the best.

Kinsey Wilson, one-time NPR and NYT digital chief, a new adventure: WordPress

Amidst all the troubles with Facebook/media in general, having a public news guy move to one of the longest-running open web properties is certainly interesting.

Here’s Wilson:

WordPress powers millions of news websites, many focused on local communities. I think it creates an opening to work with others to address what is frankly an alarming crisis in local journalism.

Fair enough.

“If someone feels that being on Facebook is not good for your business, you shouldn’t be on Facebook. Let’s be clear about that. This is not about us trying to make everybody happy. My job is not to make publishers happy. My job is to ensure that there is quality news on Facebook and that the publishers who want to be on Facebook and want to do quality news on Facebook have a business model that works. That’s very different. So if anyone feels that this isn’t the right platform for them, then they should not be on Facebook. I don’t see us as the answer to the problem.”

– Facebook’s head of news, Campbell Brown

Toronto’s former chief planner Jennifer Keesmaat writes “mid-sized cities hold the key to economic growth and quality of life in Canada, and they’ve taken too long to realize it“:

“Many municipalities talk the talk when it comes to seeking sustainable growth, yet create market distortions through flawed policy that continues to facilitate sprawl. Almost every mid-sized Canadian city has recognized in policy documents the importance of a compact, mixed-use, liveable urban centre to its identity, attractiveness, population growth and economic development. And yet our latest census data reveals car-oriented suburban growth is unfettered in mid-sized Canadian cities. The vast majority of growth—80 per cent—is suburban-auto oriented.”

Hoo boy does that resonate.

so after years of not really having a good system, I think I may have just discovered Trello is a good way to jot down and organize writing ideas