Creative Non-fiction & Poetry
- About your extradition...here
- No Business Knitting here
- Pilgrim's Petition here
- Taking Inventory here
- Easter 2020 here
I love working with words and since 1989 have applied that love to the field of dispute resolution. Now, I wordsmith for a broader constituency, including people who want to refine or finalize what they have written for themselves.
Currently, I serve as Editor-in-Chief of the Canadian Arbitration and Mediation Journal and as editor of Spiritus, the periodic newsletter of Christ Church Deer Park Anglican Church in Toronto.
As an editor, I help individuals, teams, and organizations clarify their thoughts and express themselves plainly to their intended audiences. I have edited works such as
- arbitration awards
- columns & opinion pieces
- committee decisions
- policies & procedures
- organizational profiles.
As an informational writer, I develop reports, newsletters, course materials, case studies, and more for others. Commissioned writing has included
- independent program reviews
- position papers
- program-specific materials such as FAQs, feedback instruments, information bulletins, intake guides, and standardized scripts & templates.
I have also published my own books, essays, and articles, including Bypass Court: A Dispute Resolution Handbook, (LexisNexis, 2015).
IDEAS is a CBC Radio One documentary show about contemporary issues. Over the years I have contributed to the following shows:
The Trouble with Tolerance, a 3-part show, broadcast in 2015 as an “Ideas Classic.” Originally created in 2007, it wrestles with the nature and meaning of tolerance in a diverse society.
When Families Start Talking, a 2-part show, that looks at the conversations families do and don’t have about money, inheritances, care-giving, death, and other hot-button topics.
Changing the Workplace that examines what makes organizational change so compelling and why so many deliberate change initiatives fail.
Dispute Resolution, a show created when alternative dispute resolution was in its infancy. It discusses the ideas behind the techniques and follows the mediation of issues between a chartered bank and one of its customers.