Law and order vs. Justice and peace

I don’t know whether it is possible to understand the protests of the current moment as a single, country-wide, thing. We know that there are those protesting police brutality, those who are inciting violence to incite more police brutality, those there to loot, and there are those who are just there because they have had […]

Living in a city with no ambition

From this morning’s installment of newsletters in my mailbox, I read a short essay from 2008 called Cities and Ambition that brought up some uncomfortable emotions for me. The premise of the essay is that a great city sends a message of ambition to its residents and this message matters greatly. Now we could take […]

A communal response to bike theft

According to Facebook, the group Stolen Bikes of Windsor publishes approximately 6 posts a day. Bike theft is rampant in Windsor. And yet these thefts don’t make the news unless the situation is particularly damning. For this post, I’m not going to go into the factors that make bike thievery essentially a risk-free crime, but […]