A Few Thoughts on Week 28

First a bit of shameless self promotion - the next Mean, Median and Moose podcast launches tomorrow (Sept 28) at 9am - alliteratively titled Property, Portals and Poultry. So check it out! This week the University of Windsor Law Centre of Cities had a great speaker on Confronting Anti-Black Racism across Canada urban landscape. Some … Continue reading A Few Thoughts on Week 28

A Few Thoughts on Week 27

Big news for development in Downtown Windsor. This is certainly exciting, it will bring people and density to the downtown core but as I posed on twitter will it lower housing prices? Short answer is probably not. At the time of the 2016 Census the City of Windsor had 91,630 inhabited dwellings. In a typical … Continue reading A Few Thoughts on Week 27

A Few Thoughts on Week 26

Back to school Ontario School COVID Infection tracking...With high schools going back this week, lots of disruption are occurring including mass switches to online only learning. I am doing a new thing.... The Mean, Median and Moose is a monthly podcast focusing data from across Canada with accompanying blog posts providing visualizations, links to tools … Continue reading A Few Thoughts on Week 26

A Few Thoughts on Week 25

Labour Day weekend - The end of the beginning. Mike Moffatt put out two pieces this week that were really interesting. The recent one is on the debt services costs for the Federal Government and where they will likely go. This led to a bet with John Ivison in response to his piece here, about … Continue reading A Few Thoughts on Week 25

A Few Thoughts on Week 24

The final weekend of August... We did it, we survived the horrors of summer, one more week until Labour Day, oh wait... https://twitter.com/thomasjuneau/status/1299489174656090112?s=20 The two threads tied together in the link above are really important and concerning to think about. What is Canada's and to a local extent Windsor's plan if Trump is reelected? We … Continue reading A Few Thoughts on Week 24

Mid/Late-Week Thoughts: Golfing

An interesting tweet popped up on Aug 26th. https://twitter.com/JoeyColeman/status/1298625041861611521?s=20 My response to this tweet led to a whole discussion on twitter (which is awful for debating and I don't know why I do it) on whether or not Windsor should do this with it's own golf courses. Although it was never clearly stated to me … Continue reading Mid/Late-Week Thoughts: Golfing

A Few Thoughts on Week 23

Post-Birthday/Cottage Thoughts Where I did my thinking The health unit is looking for a supervised consumption site location in Windsor. I think Southwood Lakes or Roseland would be interesting potential locations....LOLIn all seriousness the key element for me is the proximity to eventual shelter sites. The trade off will be additional concentration of services in … Continue reading A Few Thoughts on Week 23

A Few Thoughts For Week 22

The calm before the storm! In November 2012, I wrote a blog post for a now defunct blog called the Riskshift that stated that the re-election of President Obama proved to be the End of American Exceptionalism. I said this not because I hoped Obama would lose, but the reactions showed the schism within the … Continue reading A Few Thoughts For Week 22

A Few Thoughts on Week 21

The dog days of summer are here... 59% of people polled in India say they should go to war with China over a border dispute..... Two nuclear powers fighting over the Himalayas will end well for humanity.I just finished reading Desmond Cole's The Skin We're In. I would highly recommend this book! I may do … Continue reading A Few Thoughts on Week 21

A Few Thoughts on Week 20

I have been off for a few days, so I have had time to think, ponder and write.... An interesting piece looking at land dispossession of Black populations in the US. Second, none of you provided paint advice requested in last weeks' post. I was having a conversation with someone and we got to talking … Continue reading A Few Thoughts on Week 20