“The amount of people that would either stop me coming in, or literally walk in and say “are you crazy? Opening a Lebanese restaurant in North Bay?” was insane.” Roger Gergi, Owner of The Cedar Tree Authentic Lebanese cuisine and the city of North Bay seem like odd bed-fellows, but there is no better spotContinue reading “The Cedar Tree Stands Tall”
Category Archives: Here & Now
Aboard the COVID-19 Brandwagon
He said that not taking care of the employees was straight up bad business. Why?
Because the only thing anyones talking right now is COVID-19, and that means the only public relations any company has right now is how they handle it.
Can the aftermath of Spanish Flu help us know what comes next?
But here’s the thing about safety nets:
They work a lot better if they’re fixed before the fall.
The Democratization of Communication
Up until the era of the internet, this ability to communicate to masses of people was largely limited to those with some sort of power, economic or political. The technology assisted communication endeavours of everyday people was limited to the telephone, and one-to-one communication.
When you’ve got Music
In the face of the threat of the COVID-19 pandemic, it is important that we don’t come together physically.
So does that mean music ceases to bring us together?
Manners in the time of Corona
So, what do manners look like in a time of COVID-19?
Is it appropriate to tell someone: “dude you just touched your face like 16 times.” ?
Battalion, it’s time to Rebrand
When we learned that the Brampton Battalion would be relocating for the 2013-14 season, and that North Bay would finally be getting another OHL franchise my first thought was basically that it was good for the community, and hey, it would probably provide me with some entertainment. Win-Win.
My second thought was:
“I really hope they change their brand”
The Tragedy of the Commons, Toilet Paper, and You
There’s an experiment that I stole from my thesis supervisor that I occasionally run with students as an activity in class. The idea behind the experiment is simple: I tell the students I have an extra 5% in bonus marks on an upcoming test, and that they can acquire a portion of this prize dependingContinue reading “The Tragedy of the Commons, Toilet Paper, and You”
Neighbourhood Watch (or: how I learned to stop worrying and log off)
You’re out for a late night stroll, and walking down Algonquin St. you pass by a suspicious looking character. The man begins walking, inches from your side, seemingly unaware of the unsettling nature of this. “Uh… How’s it going?” you ask awkwardly. “Fine.” He replies. You feel uneasy, you speed up. He is a fewContinue reading “Neighbourhood Watch (or: how I learned to stop worrying and log off)”