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.
Let’s Debate Billy’s Fate
Orator or O(pe)rator?
Existential Crises and Manageable Problems
Billy Bishop Goes to War – Again
Greening Railroads in Toronto
Testing Harper’s Conjecture
Marc Lalonde’s Grace Under Pressure
Budget Consultation Surveys: How and Why?
Bill Morneau’s Liberal Buzzkill
Time to Retire Billy Bishop (Airport)
Doug Ford’s Phony Budget Consultation Survey
Election Week in America Seen from Abroad
Our Long Economic War with Russia
Yashar Koach, Moshe Safdie!
Stuck with the Monarchy