About

Hello and thanks for stopping by.

I’ve been writing this blog for quite a few years now and if the result isn’t exactly an oeuvre it’s at least grown into a collection.

What you’ll find here are mostly book reviews, mostly nonfiction. I write them because they help me remember and reflect on what I’ve read and because they give me a chance to practice writing something other than email. I put them out on this blog in hopes that others might find them interesting or useful.

And really, isn’t that the central conceit of all writing, that someone else might care what we have to say? And isn’t it ultimately why we battle the inner voice that’s constantly telling us our writing is crap or trivial or presumptuous? Because someone else might care. That’s one reason I write anyway.

Well, this is an About page, so I suppose I ought to say a few things about me. I grew up in Canada, but I’ve been living in the US for many years. In school I was good at math, at university I studied computer science and I’ve made my career in the software industry. All very linear, really.

I’m interested in technology, the environment, politics and the law, and how they all intersect with each other. But I read pretty widely, so other topics will randomly show up on this blog from time to time.

I hope you enjoy what you find here.

Thanks for reading.

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