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.
Book and Movie Reviews
Leonard Cohen at the AGO: A First View
She Said: Investigative Journalism Redux
Back to Stories: Brooks, Tucci, and Mitre
Yashar Koach, Moshe Safdie!
Philippe Delord’s Japan
“Your Majesty, I’m Also Very Smart!”
Escarmouche a Restigouche: A Defiant Song
Learning Spanish Painlessly
Rigoletto in a Time of War
Tony Downs and Heroic Bureaucrats
Flora! Deserves The !
My Reading Week
When (Pierre) Trudeau Dissed Mary Simon
Worthwhile American Initiatives
The Humanities Informing Political Science