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
Bolivar: An Admirable Docudrama
A Tale of Two Marks
Bill Gates and his Writing Partners
Pushing Against the Glass Ceiling
Who Would Write for Wikipedia?
Les Rose: My Father’s Violence
Peter Morgan’s Gloriana
City Hall: A Valentine to Public Service
Pres. Clinton and the Quebec Referendum
Remembering Absence of Malice
My Five Most Popular Posts
Joe, Pierre, and Stephen in Healey’s 1979
Richard Jewell: Eastwood’s Medal Shot?
Mackenzie King at Midnight
Turandot: A MeToo Disrupter