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.
Allan Blakeney’s An Honourable Calling
Yes Minister: Anatomy of Another Classic
Doctor Strangelove: A Classic Satire
Fables about Transformational Teachers
Dominant Fables and Counter-fables
Twelve Angry Men: Anatomy of a Classic
Bouncing the Treasury: Classic or Edgy?
Where Stimulus Packages Come From
Highway 407 East: Will they still come?
In A Quandary about Web 2.0
Talk Politics: Honouring Bruce Doern
Remembrance Day 2008
The Election Online: An Overnight Analysis
The Campaign Promise that Must be Broken
Harvard Beats Yale 29-29: I Was There