Essay, n.:  The action or process of trying or testing; a first tentative effort in learning or practice. V.:  To attempt,  effect, accomplish; to practise (an art, etc.) by way of trial. From L. exagium ‘weighing,’ used in wider sense of examination, trial, testing.

Conservatism, Liberalism and the Crooked Timber of Humanity: ethics, politics and the human condition

On time, aging and living “ideally” in others:  Temporal thoughts from a roller coaster

Seeking, not in hope to arrive or find

Icebergs and illusions

The need for deception: fabulating to one's own ends

The Catholic "Civil Rights" League, the Roman Catholic church, and the nature of civil rights

A tribute to Nabokov: To Vlad the impaler, a timeless toast

Enabling the creation of new knowledge: Knowledge management that matters

Miracles abounding: a brief meditation on miracles

Why Ontario doesn't exist: Ontario, phantom province

The family log: the truth of selective observation

To learn, leaven loss: on the value of loss

Idling in time: a brief paean to idleness

Ian Filewod: In memoriam: Ian Filewod recalled in Nigeria, Europe and Ottawa

Tying ourselves together: cultivating an intelligently religious disposition