I spent a lot of time this weekend scrolling through hundreds of articles I’ve stashed away over the past few years. There were multiple inspirations, but one of the primary ones was an interest to return this blog to the consistency it saw back in 2014, with regular bi-weekly postings. In this archival shuffling, I […]

I left the Wolseley Candidates Forum a bit early, without hearing the final remarks. I didn’t stay to talk to the candidates afterward, which I started to regret. The response to my question during Q & A had irked me, and was sticking around in my head. To my surprise, there were a few moments […]

I came across a National Post article a few weeks ago on Japan’s aging crisis and its economic impacts. As you may know, a significant chunk of Japan’s population are seniors, and the combination of low birth-rates and longer life expectancies are exacerbating this trend. In the article, John Ivison describes Japan as having the highest […]

A few Christmases past, Joseph Boyden’s novel Through Black Spruce kept me turning pages for an entire day, following the concurrent stories of a comatose Will Bird’s reflection on his life while his niece Annie Bird tells him her own stories in an attempt to revive him. Will’s life in Moosonee (a historically Cree town on […]

The months have ticked by and apparently they will continue to do so regardless of whether or whether not I write this blog. Seven months seems like a tidy break. With Canada is a brief nine day blip away from a federal election, I dove into the political section of a recent MacLean’s Magazine and took an […]

Sitting in a sleek but overpriced cafe in Labuan Bajo, I read a fascinating article by Ben Bland on the history and future of Indonesia’s state-owned marine passenger line, Pelni. Featured in Monocle magazine, the article contained a multitude of perspectives: manager, customer, and maritime employees themselves. The information was gleaned not only from interviews, […]

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