Posted in October 2014

Real darkness

Real darkness

Last week, I got up early to go for a bicycle ride before heading into work. I tricked myself out in the appropriate number of insulating layers; it’s cold enough now that the wind chill provided by nature combined with the one I create myself can quickly become discouraging. I am generally quite sensible (about … Continue reading

The problem with strategic voting

The problem with strategic voting

Two weeks from today, Toronto will elect a new mayor. The leading candidates appear to be, in alphabetical order, Olivia Chow, Doug Ford, and John Tory. Ari Goldkind appears to be coming in at a distant fourth. I’m using the word “appear” intentionally here. We’re inundated with polls daily; sometimes polls proclaiming quite different results … Continue reading