I am Professor of Public Management Emeritus at the University of Toronto, having retired in July 2020 after a 45-year academic career.
I continue to be engaged in research, writing, and giving professional presentations. With my co-author and spouse Beth Herst, I am completing a book on narrative and politics.
On this website I post blogs about politics, narrative, and my life experiences.
Oppenheimer: Scientific Genius, Paranoid Politics
Art and Architecture in Buffalo
Marty Peretz’s Unapologetic Apologia
What Kind of Waterfront do we Want?
Ontario Place: A Hill to Die On?
Doug Ford’s High-Water Mark?
Testing Harper’s Conjecture
Dale Eisler Explains Saskatchewan
Learning to Like Olivia Chow
Marc Lalonde’s Grace Under Pressure
Canadian Cinema’s Answer to The Social Network?
Fighting Therme Group’s Toronto Spa
Toronto’s Mayor: Fear Unites, Hope Divides
From Smooth Operator to Prof with Backstory