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Untying the Knot

A new book untangles historical confusion and contemporary anxieties about marriage

Thou Art Anxious

Decisions, decisions

Keep in Touch

Why digital connections can’t sustain health, happiness or politics

Scott Griffin

Scott Griffin is the founder of the annual Griffin Poetry Prize.

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Scott Griffin

A Noble Departure

The lost art of standing down October 2020
It seems that Canadians no longer see value in the honourable resignation. That’s surprising since so many of our political and civic customs have emanated from the Westminster model, which, traditionally, has attached great importance to the act of resignation. It is one thing for a politician or prominent person, whether in the public or the private…

A Fatherly Course

Piecing together a family history at sea June 2019
In 2016, I set off from Turkey to sail around the world in a fifty-­seven-­foot Swan RS sailboat. My youngest daughter (age thirty-­seven) was to be one of four crew members on the Atlantic ­passage. But she quickly fell in love with sailing and said, “Dad, I’m going all the way.” So it was that my daughter and I shared the same cabin for two and a half years and got to know each other as adults — a unique privilege for both of…