Weekly roundup October 19-25


At the end of a long and lucky road in baseball, a deep well of gratitude The Athletic

^ John Lott’s writing got me to read more about baseball. It drew you in and got you to appreciate the people who were part of the game out front and behind the scenes. Happy retirement to John and hopefully one of his many students gets the opportunity to adapt a similar style to draw more people into reading about baseball.

Come On, Guys: It’s Time Men Got More Involved at Home Americas Quarterly

Climate migration isn’t a thing – but maybe we should make it one The Globe and Mail


2020 Bike Ride 31

Another “one more nice day” for a bike ride. Took it easy today and rode along the aquaduct canal and through St Henri.

Total trip distance: 10.74 km

Moving time: 0h 39m

2020 Ride 31

Zoomed in image with a new path link under the 15.

2020 Ride 31 - Zoomed In

Weekly roundup October 12-18

This week my wife had our baby so it was a wonderful week. We didn’t sleep enough, but we did get to meet our beautiful baby and spend all the time together figuring out what we are supposed to be doing now. Needless to say, things may slow down here for a bit.

I did read a few things last Sunday while waiting for a COVID test result (negative).


Manly Men Versus Vodka Sodas: The Gender Baggage of Booze Wine Enthusiast

First-Time Buyer Lorenz Curves Mountain Doodles

‘A whole new world of television’: How TVO’s launch avoided disaster and won over critics TVO


Weekly roundup October 5-11


Bad communication costs lives. And our communication is really bad. The Line

WE to Nil: Lessons From a 1990s Controversy Might Have Saved the Scandal-Plagued Kielburgers The Philantrhopist

Toronto Community Housing embraces the Passive House The Globe and Mail


2020 Bike Ride 30

One more nice day for a ride. Down to Verdun, up through LaSalle and back toward home on many new streets. I even took the pedestrian/cycle path in the Saint-Rémi tunnel.

Total trip distance: 15.59 km

Moving time: 0h 57m

2020 Ride 30

Zoomed in image with a couple new streets which were filled with auto shops up near the aquaduct and water treatment plant.

2020 Ride 30 - Zoomed In

Weekly roundup September 28 - October 4


How Noise Shaped a City The Local

The hell that is remote learning, explained in a comic Vox

How to Make Biomass Energy Sustainable Again Low<–Tech Magazine


Weekly roundup September 21-27


When you browse Instagram and find former Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott’s passport number mango.pdf.zone

The Unsung Heroine of Lichenology JSTOR Daily

Aiming to crack down on illegal parking in Montreal Montreal Gazette