Renovation Required

Over the next few days, we'll be renovating this site. My hope is that this process will largely be invisible to you until it is over. However, if things do not go as planned, you may get a notification about your subscription. I hope you'll pardon the interruption and join me for the next phase of this journey.

When Opportunity Knocks

When opportunity knocks, answer the door! This seems like simple advice but all too often we do not follow it. Why? Sometimes, we're just not paying attention. At other times, we see the opportunity but focus more on the possibility of failure than success. Oscar Wilde once said, "A pessimist is somebody who complains about... Continue Reading →

Intranet Ignorance is NOT Bliss – Part 2

A constructive conversation is one that leads to greater understanding. While blogging sometimes feels like a solitary activity, occasionally readers pay a writer the compliment of commenting on her work. Then the conversation begins. When the participants in that conversation are good-natured and well-intended, that conversation can become a constructive one that leads to greater... Continue Reading →

Canadian, Please (#CLawBies2012)

httpv://youtu.be/mWQf13B8epw Every December the good folks at Stem Legal encourage bloggers to promote the many fabulous Canadian law blogs that are now available. And this year is no exception: a quick look at the #Clawbies2012 Twitter hashtag reveals some worthy additions for your RSS feedreader. As a Canadian living in the United States, it's my... Continue Reading →

The 2012 Blawggie Awards

Dennis Kennedy has just published the 2012 Blawggie Awards, which he describes as his "personal and highly-opinionated perspective" on the best law-related blogs of the year.  These awards are a public service that he has cheerfully rendered since December 2004.  In reading his awards posts over the years, you will inevitably discover a writer (or... Continue Reading →

Help This Underdog

It was an honor to learn that Above and Beyond KM has been nominated for The 2011 ABA Journal Blawg 100. In this fifth anniversary of their annual contest, the editors of the ABA Journal sought recommendations from readers and then selected the final 100.  Now, the hard part begins.  The ABA Journal would like... Continue Reading →

America Borders on the Magnificent

"America Borders on the Magnificent" was the tag line of a brilliant series of posters promoting travel to Canada in the 1980s.  I proudly displayed these posters on my dorm walls and loved the look on the faces of my US classmates when the meaning of that tag line finally dawned on them.  I was... Continue Reading →

Radio Silence

If you're a regular reader, you'll know that I haven't been a regular writer lately. In fact, last month I published the fewest number of posts of any full month since I started blogging in 2008. Please don't take this as a sign of my disinterest. Radio silence can occur for a variety of reasons. ... Continue Reading →

My ClawBie Nominations

December is the month for nominations for the Canadian Law Blog Awards (or CLawBies). In typically understated Canadian fashion, bloggers are asked to nominate other blogs and bloggers of note, and to modestly refrain from plugging their own work. In the spirit of the season (and of these generous awards), here are my nominations: What... Continue Reading →

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