A Little Wicked Thinking

If you're craving a little more peace and quiet in this chaotic world, you've come to the right place.

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I’m on a mission to simplify the intricate web of modern life by exploring how massive technological, environmental and social changes are reshaping what we value as a society. The rise of political populism, the ever-shifting landscape of work, the disruptive forces of new technologies, and the rapid emergence of grassroots movements – I’m here to help you make sense of it all.

But don’t worry, it’s not all heavy stuff! I mix up discussions about economic inequity, AI concerns, and climate change, with musings on Broadway musicals, Indiana Jones, Rodents of Unusual Size, and the princesses of the pop and Disney varieties because pop culture can unveil truths in entertaining and emotionally resonant ways, touching the very heart of what we value.

Here’s the Poop on Building for the Future

Here’s the Poop on Building for the Future

Don't let the latest crisis stop you from following the trail that leads to what you really value Yesterday’s walk was a two-pooper. Of all the skills I thought I might develop in mid-life, anticipating the drop zone for my dog’s afternoon bowel movements was not on...

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Playing the Irving Oil Guessing Game

Playing the Irving Oil Guessing Game

It's potentially the largest transfer of wealth in Atlantic Canada – and no one's talking about it The day the Globe and Mail broke the news that there were no more Irvings atop Irving Oil, a friend sent me a D.M.: “I’m hearing the French have bought it....

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It’s Good to be the Bad Guy (or Gal)

It’s Good to be the Bad Guy (or Gal)

How being on the wrong side of an issue can help heal broken systems If they gave out Oscars for the most discomforting performance by an actor, Ryan Gosling would beat Leonard DiCaprio hands down. In Martin Scorsese’s new film, Killers of the Flower Moon,...

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I Checked My Privilege and I Like What I See

I Checked My Privilege and I Like What I See

Shift guilt about past injustice to feelings of reciprocity for the gifts we receive from the places we call home I’m not going to lie; it’s been a heavy couple of weeks. Not for me, but for the world. My newsfeed is filled with so many images of so much terror and...

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Anthropocene. Get to know the term.

Anthropocene. Get to know the term.

Drive about 20 minutes from my home on Canada’s East Coast, and you’ll see part of Africa.   In the rockface that rises above Saint John’s famous Reversing Falls, there is geological evidence of the ancient supercontinent Pangea, one of the few places on Earth where...

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