Science, Environment & Policy
Jumping the Gun on the Wipeout Gene Piece published in Greener Ideal on a large-scale experiment resulting in the release of genetically modified mosquitoes into the wild. Scary stuff.
Beware the rogue bioengineer Piece published in The Georgia Strait re: large scale algal experiment conducted off Canada’s west coast
Pandas: Available in Black, White & Shades of Grey Piece looking at the various aspects to panda diplomacy
Canada and the Arctic Grail A brief take-off from McKenzie Funk’s awesome piece in Harpers, looking at the geopolitical implications of melting ice in the Arctic
What Dilbert has in common with Oil Pipelines.. Not much, but this piece looks at some of the major technical issues associated with the transport of dilbit oil through pipeline.
NYC’s Lowline Underground – The Future of Parks? A piece looking at NYC’s proposed underground park – utopic? Dystopic? You decide.
The mostly harmless Higgs Boson (or so long, and thanks for all the fonts) This was a fun and popular piece looking at the intersection between Higgs Boson and the highly ridiculous Comic Sans font 🙂
Oilin’ the Machine: Pipelines, politics, and 1984 Opinion on the state of environmental policy making in Canada..
The immortal jellyfish, David Wilcox, and glow in the dark cats Short piece looking at the one creature that actually does live forever..
Beware the Conversation Weasel Tongue in cheek piece re: those people that loooove dominating conversations..
Andre the Seal gets fishing permit, Whales wait patiently Had some fun with a news item where a seal was awarded a fishing permit 🙂
Facebook Timeline and the Quantified Self This was a popular post looking at the increasing number of ways we quantify our lives and the absurdity of doing so
Too Much of a Good Thing? Another popular post examining the implications of choice – or paralysis by analysis
Why is Email Addictive? There actually is a basis for why!
Flow, meaning & a state of grace – Part 1 Or, looking at how we create and define meaning in our lives
Flow, meaning & a state of grace – Part 2 Looking at how we create and define meaning in our lives, part two
Why David Eddie’s Cool I like David Eddie’s advice column, what can I say.
I am Sock Monkey Creative writing piece imagining the sad and sorry fate of what was a the king of all sock monkeys..
The Fall Creative writing piece on.. well.. you’ll have to read it to see
The last of those summer hooves A nostalgic piece reflecting on those childhood summer days
A sweet little creature A personal piece about my experiences with meeting a little mouse deer
Plato’s Beard and the Pegasus Idea A philosophy piece that I now find very confusing