Weekly roundup March 27 - April 2


The Psychology of Packing SDR Traveller

Ontario a free-trade champion? More like a victim of protectionism National Post

Water pricing and bottling plants Sciblogs

Reproducible Analytical Pipeline [UK] Government Digital Services


Weekly roundup March 20-26


The Art of Letting Go ESPN Magazine

Digitization Unearths New Data From Cold War-Era Nuclear Test Films NPR

Humber River Hospital an example of Ontario getting it right Toronto Star


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This week I have been in Los Angeles on a business trip, but that has not stopped me from walking around in the evenings and taking photos. My favourite shot was from the first night when the fog had blanketed the airport and I was standing under the landing path.

Foggy landing on my way to In and Out

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Heather joined me for the weekend and we went exploring Marina del Rey, Venice Beach and a bit of Santa Monica on Friday night, then Downtown LA on Saturday.

Bradbury building, Art Deco, mural, art, wholesale alley, brewery

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Weekly roundup March 6 - 12


Yes, René Lévesque was a great Canadian The Globe and Mail

Throwing more money at the military won’t make it stronger The Washington Post

The mystery of the classic Quebec maple syrup can The Globe and Mail


Weekly roundup February 27 - March 5


Republic of Lies Dublin Review of Books

As Trump’s refugees stream into Canada, will our immigration policies hold up? National Post

The OMB, while imperfect, helps protect Toronto against NIMBYism Metro


Weekly roundup February 20 - 26


How Stuart McLean took care of Canadians Maclean’s

‘I’m getting burned!’ Slaying the beast that was the Badminton and Racquet Club fire Toronto Star

Kenneth Arrow, Nobel-Winning Economist Whose Influence Spanned Decades, Dies at 95 The New York Times

A tax on sugary drinks sounds like a good idea. Here’s why it just won’t work The Spinoff

Weekly roundup February 13 - 19


The Capital Builders: Joseph Merrill Currier gave us 24 Sussex Drive Ottawa Citizen

How I Decide Who Gets Banned on OkCupid The Cut

Greg Devorski details life as NHL linesman NHL.com

An Ivy League professor who spent 4 months working in a South Bronx check-cashing store says we’re getting it all wrong Business Insider