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Is Toronto a City? Can It Even Be One?

Toronto's suburban problem
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Organizational Migrations

Propel your organization forward in a controlled way

2022 Nostalgia

Some of my favourite shots from this year

The Streets Belong To The People

Exploring the impact of removing cars from our streets

Get Rid of Your Car

The harsh truth about the safety of our roads

Something About New York

Ramblings from my first week living in the city

On Psychological Safety in a Recession

Creating safe spaces in unsafe times

Don't Put Balsamic Vinegar in Your Air Purifier

A weekend chronicle of disassembling my Mila

Photo Dump #2 🎞

A Snow Day and a Dinner Party

⬜️ Hacking WORDLE 🟩

My curiosity got the better of me and I ruined the game for myself

Photo Dump #1

Some photos from New Years 2022 with my family

Ada, a Builder Tools Year in Review πŸŽ‰

Our team did a lot this year -- here are the highlights

NYC Fall 2021 πŸ—½πŸ™

Some thoughts, travel tips, and other ramblings from my most recent vacation

No, I didn't block you on Instagram

getting back to basics

A Winding and Rapid Ascent

Reflecting on last 4 years of my career

The Best Roasted Red Pepper Sauce

Super easy, versatile, red pepper sauce for toast, pasta, or whatever else you can think of.

The City-Dog Fallacy

An essay on why dogs belong in cities.

The City Is Not Dead

Restaurants closed, jobs were lost, and the citizens fled, but what will happen to the worlds mega-cities in the future?

Are Managers Disproportionately 'Dog People'?

I gathered some data to find out.

Ricotta and Chive Tortellini with Browned Butter and Sage

A house favourite that is as impressive as it is comforting.

A Wild Year of Learning to be a Manager

An essay on being a manager in 2020 and some strategies I've found most useful to be a good one πŸ§‘πŸ½β€πŸ’ΌπŸ‘¨πŸΌβ€πŸ’»πŸ‘©πŸΎβ€πŸ’ΌπŸ‘©πŸΌβ€πŸ”¬πŸ§‘πŸ»β€πŸ”§πŸ‘©πŸ½β€βš–οΈ

Introducing Mochi -- simple blogging just for you πŸŽ‰

I built a cool blogging platform from scratch and am open sourcing it today!

Rewriting Matcha & Mochi

I needed a better and easier way to write on my blog, so I built it myself

Some thoughts after running 1000km

I ran a lot in the past year and I had a lot of time to think

Organizing my Mind...

Life moves pretty fast. If you dont stop and look around, you could miss it.


Saying goodbye is never easy

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Written by Brandon Mowat
building useful things at Ada, in the city of Toronto

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