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Why I think the newspaper is a (waste paper)basket case

Saturday, August 18th, 2007

I updated my Facebook status yesterday with a note about being very angry at our local newspaper, The Times-Colonist, for essentially stealing a story and then not reporting it properly anyway, and for exemplifying the ugliest, but I mean the ugliest, aspects of an “old boys network” mentality. That prompted some of my Facebook friends […]

My “fast” appearance on Vibrant Victoria

Monday, August 13th, 2007

I’m pleased to be able to point readers to a short article of mine available on Vibrant Victoria‘s front page. It’s called The Race That Should be On: Victoria as “Fast City?” and you can read it by clicking through on the link.


Sunday, July 29th, 2007

After I learned that FastCompany had accepted my reader-submitted nomination of Victoria as a “fast city,” I tried to let as many people as possible know about this so that they could go and rank the city. I poked friends on Facebook, I scribbled on their walls, I sent emails to people at the Chamber […]

Victoria on “fast cities 2007,” with comments

Sunday, July 29th, 2007

  Victoria, British Columbia The City of Victoria, designated a Canadian Cultural Capital in 2005, is the core municipality of a metro region known as the Capital Regional District (pop. ~350,000 and growing). It is home to several universities (University of Victoria; Royal Roads; and the recently-founded private University Canada West, which plans to have […]

So “fast,” I’m nearly invisible

Wednesday, July 18th, 2007

Really important update — scroll down… I have been so fast, I’m nearly invisible, which is not as it should be! Perhaps I should make sure that I’m at least leaving tracks — digital footprints, like tea leaves or entrails… First, a quick personal update for everyone who sorta-kinda heard that I might be moving […]

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