The Curious Case of Steven Galloway

This updated article was originally published in December of 2016. Shortly afterward, I was contacted by a verified and reluctant participant in the scandal. That contact revealed MC's name, which I have removed for reasons I am not at liberty to state here.  On a frigid night a few years ago, a friend dragged me to … Continue reading The Curious Case of Steven Galloway

Sex, Lies and Suicide: The Scandal at the Toronto Star

Above: Jane Davenport of the Toronto Star. Did she lie to protect her lover, Jon Filson, when another Star journalist, Stephanie Cesca, made a complaint about him? Why was Cesca fired?  Note: This article is about Raveena Aulakh, the Toronto Star journalist who took her life last month. With the events unfolding at the Toronto Star, … Continue reading Sex, Lies and Suicide: The Scandal at the Toronto Star

Maria Konnikova’s Confidence Game

New Yorker columnist Maria Konnikova’s The Confidence Game is a quick and enjoyable read about con-artistry. She’s following in the footsteps of Malcolm Gladwell, exploring a human-interest issue by combining colourful narratives with expert analysis. Although the book will not make it on to the bibliographies of serious scholars, the fantastical aspect of the tales … Continue reading Maria Konnikova’s Confidence Game

The CBC is wrong about Gregory Alan Elliott and the Twitter Trial

This is in written in response to the CBC's assessment of the outcome of Elliott's trial. As usual, they are supporting hysterical social justice warriors at the expense of one of our national treasures, our common sense.  Judge Brent Knazan has sent a clear message, but they insist that "there is no doubt that Stephanie … Continue reading The CBC is wrong about Gregory Alan Elliott and the Twitter Trial