Articles

Leaving Eden:

One man’s quest for community in a divided land

Profile of David Sheen in Communities Magazine (Spring 2016), adapted from Chapter 17 of Chasing Utopia

All Magazine, Newspaper and Journal Articles

Fields of Dreams,” 650-word column, Island Parent (Regional), June 2017.

Story Time,” 650-word column, Island Parent (Regional), March 2017.

Love Trumps Hate,” 650-word column, Island Parent (Regional), December 2016.

Making Memories,” 650-word column, Island Parent (Regional), September 2016.

Leaving Eden: One Man’s Quest for Community in a Divided Land,” 3,800-word profile of activist David Sheen, Communities (International), Spring 2016.

Hop on Pop,” 650-word column, Island Parent (Regional), May 2016.

Games for Change,” 700-word article, Island Parent (Regional), March 2016.

Our Force Awakens,” 650-word column, Island Parent (Regional), February 2016.

Confessions of a Reluctant Sports Dad,” 900-word column, Island Parent (Regional), November 2015.

Screens in Cars,” 400-word editorial about technology and children, Today’s Parent (National), April 2015.

Grand Theft Utopia: What Can Video Games Teach Us About Community?” 1,400-word personal essay about video games and community, Communities (International), Winter 2014.

“Student start-ups: racing towards innovation, or killing creativity?” 450-word op-ed about on-campus technology incubators, The Queen’s Journal (Regional), Sept. 10, 2014.

The Pacific Rim Loop,” 1,400-word travel article about a road trip with kids, Today’s Parent (National), July 2014

“Gamification for Online Engagement in Higher Education: A Randomized Controlled Trial,” peer-reviewed scholarly article about the use of gamification tools in a university classroom, GLS 10 Conference Proceedings, ETC Press (International), 2014.

TED: Spectacle in the City,” 2,500-word feature about TED Conference moving to Vancouver, B.C. Business (Regional), February 2014.

“What Does It Mean Now?” Online article about craft of creative nonfiction, Canada Writes, CBC.ca (National), January 7, 2013.

“Greening Your ‘Hood,” 1,800-word memoir about suburbia, kibbutzes and sustainable design, Communities (International), Winter 2012.

“It Takes an Ecovillage,” 2,500-word feature about sustainable communities, British Columbia Magazine (Regional), Fall 2012.

Facing the Hunter,” 900-word review of David Adams Richards’ memoir, The Malahat Review (International), Fall 2012.

“Six Ways to Do the Shuswap,” 2,500-word travel feature about the Shuswap Trail Alliance, British Columbia Magazine (Regional), Fall 2011.

“Simon Whitfield 3.0,” 5,000-word feature profile (reprint), explore: Canada’s Outdoor Magazine (National), Summer 2011.

“Secrets of the Sound,” 2,800-word feature about archaeology and First Nations culture in Barkley Sound, British Columbia Magazine (Regional), Summer 2011.

“Here Comes the Ride,” 1,00-word service feature about choosing a bicycle, Boulevard Magazine (Local), June 2011.

“Take Your Cougar to Work Week,” 650-word personal essay, Canadian Wildlife Magazine (National), Spring 2011.

“A Little Girl Gets a Name,” 2,800-word feature about naming ceremony of the Lil’wat Nation, British Columbia Magazine (Regional), Fall 2010, pages 22-29.

“Secrets of Klemtu,” 2,500-word feature about the First Nations community of Klemtu, B.C., British Columbia Magazine (Regional), Fall 2009, pages 22-29.

“Don’t Fear the Reno Man?” 2,500-word feature-length memoir / humour story, 2 Magazine (National), Spring 2009.

Danger: This Park is Melting,” 4,000-word travel and environmental feature about Auyuittuq National Park, explore: Canada’s Outdoor Magazine (National), March 2009.

“Pulled from the Brink,” 900-word book reviews of Explorers of the Infinite and The Third Man, Canadian Geographic (National), January/February 2009.

Show Me the Monkeys!” 2,500-word eco-tourism feature about Costa Rica, Canadian Geographic (National), Winter 2008.

Excerpt from Fatal Tide (1,200 words), online edition of Sharp: Canada’s Magazine for Men (National), September 2008.

Freelance Slackers, Beware: Big Brother is Watching,” 1,100-word news story about online outsourcing, Life section, The Globe and Mail (National), August 11, 2008, L1, 3.

“Extreme Do-Gooding,” 1,100-word news profile about adventure philanthropists, Life section, The Globe and Mail (National), August 1, 2008, L1, 3.

“Simon Whitfield 3.0,” 5,000-word feature profile, explore: Canada’s Outdoor Magazine (National), August 2008, pages 58-63, 74-76.

He Was Pushed,” 2,000-word excerpt from Fatal Tide, Financial Post Business (National), July/August 2008, pages 98-101.

“Cache and Carry,” 500-word news story about geocaching, Financial Post Business (National), July/August 2008, page 85.

“Made to Measure,” 500-word news story about triathlon coach Lance Watson, Financial Post Business (National), July/August 2008, page 83.

“Death on the Water,” 5,500-word investigative feature, reprinted on AOL Canada, travel channel (National), June 2008.

A Deadly Crossing,” 5,500-word investigative feature, explore: Canada’s Outdoor Magazine (National), May 2008, pages 38-43, 76-77, 80-81.

“Escape to Eco-Paradise,” 1,200-word travel feature about Tasmania, 2 Magazine (National), Spring 2008, pages 58-60.

“Reign of Terra,” 400-word news story about adventure race in Quebec, explore: Canada’s Outdoor Magazine (National), March 2008.

“Dead or Alive?” 3,000-word business feature about the economics of the Canadian bear-watching industry, Financial Post Business (National), December 2007.

“Steppin’ Up,” 2,500-word travel feature about snowshoeing near Whistler, B.C., Canadian Geographic (National), Winter 2007.

“The Quest for El Dorado,” 3,500-word business feature, Financial Post Business (National), July/August 2007, pages 42-51.

“¿Por Favor, Señor, Dondé Esta el Singletrack?” 2,000-word travel feature reprint, Mountain Bike UK (Britain), June/July 2007.

“Great Scott,” 1,200-word travel feature, British Columbia Magazine (National), Summer 2007, pages 36-45.

“Thrill-gene Seeking,” 400-word news story, explore: Canada’s Outdoor Magazine (National), June 2007, page 20.

“The Lost Valley of the Incas, part two,” travel feature reprint, Adventure Magazine (New Zealand), April-May 2007, 12-17.

“The Lost Valley of the Incas, part one,” travel feature reprint, Adventure Magazine (New Zealand), February-March 2007, 8-13.

“Going Downhill Fast,” 900-word profile of Kenneth Lee, mountain climber, Financial Post Business (National), February 2007, pages 59-60.

“Die Geister der Inkas,” 2,500-word travel feature, Bike Magazin (Germany), translation and reprint, January 2007, 140-145.

“The Fine Art of the Compromise Vacation,” humour/service feature, Masterfile.com (International), website reprint, 2006.

“Peak Performers,” profiles of Canadian adventurers, Toro Magazine (National), November 2006, pages 72-78, 80, 82, 84.

“My Big Fat Escape,” investigative health feature, Toro Magazine (National), September 2006, pages 70-72.

“The ‘Beast’ Goes On,” profile of Jay Miron, BMX rider/entrepreneur, Financial Post Business (National), August 2006, pages 30-31.

“The Couple in the (Real Estate) Bubble,” humour/service feature, 2 Magazine (National), Summer 2006, pages 50-53.

“Playing House,” personal essay, explore: Canada’s Outdoor Magazine (National), June/July 2006, page 33.

“Til the Finish Line Do Us Part,” travel feature, explore: Canada’s Outdoor Magazine (National), May 2006, pages 46-50, 98-99, 101.

“How To…Plan a Move,” 2 Magazine (National), Spring 2006, page 41.

“Walk This Way,” profile of Jane Christmas, Financial Post Business (National), December 2005, pages 73-74.

“A Beautiful Night, an Old Oak Tree & One Big Mess,” 2 Magazine (National), Winter 2005, pages 34-37.

“I Came, I Skied, I Fell,” explore: Canada’s Outdoor Magazine (National), Winter 2005, pages 50-54, 78, 80, 82.

“Ring Theory,” The Torch (National), October 2005, back page.

“All Over But the Suffering,” National Post Business (National), August 2005, pages 44-50.

“The Hot List,” National Post Business (National), August 2005, pages 14-15.

“Learn to Surf,” explore: Canada’s Outdoor Magazine (National), July/August 2005, page 39.

“Raising Our Cultural Capital,” Focus (Regional), July 2005, pages 14-19.

“Let’s Make a Deal!” 2 Magazine (National), Summer 2005, pages 44-46.

“Wanted: Tropical Gear,” Toro Magazine (National), March 2005, pages 108-109.

“That Doesn’t Look Like Sun Rash to Me,” Toro Magazine (National), March 2005, pages 52-53.

“When Good Gifts Go Bad,” 2 Magazine (National), Winter 2004, pages 46-47.

“The Fine Art of the Compromise Vacation,” 2 Magazine (National), Fall 2004, pages 46-47.

“Paddling with Polar Bears,” Paddler (International), July/August 2004, 58-63.

“Ain’t No Cure for the Summer Camp Blues,” This Magazine (National), July/August 2004, pages 24-26.

“The 19 Best Things to Make Fun of Other Couples For,” 2 Magazine (National), Summer 2004, pages 58-59 (co-author, with Jenny Manzer).

“Reno World,” 2 Magazine (National), Summer 2004, pages 52-57.

“¿Por Favor, Señor, Dondé Esta el Singletrack?” explore (National), June 2004, pages 58-68, 87-88.

“Souped Up,” explore (National), June 2004, page 20 (co-author, with Bruce Grierson).

“Home Sweet Home?” 2 Magazine (National), Spring 2004, pages 45-51.

“Canada’s Best Trips 2004,” explore (National), March 2004, pages 34-42 (co-author, with Dave Boyington and Rory Sweeting).

“After the Avalanches,” explore (National), Winter 2003, pages 11-12.

“Speak Truth to Powder,” explore (National), Winter 2003, page 16 (co-author, with Bruce Grierson).

“At His Peak: Bernard Voyer,” TIME, Canadian Edition (National), Nov. 3, 2003, page 57.

“Flame Wars,” explore (National), Oct./Nov. 2003, page 14.

“Trial by Water,” explore (National), Oct./Nov. 2003, page 18.

“Trail Tales,” explore (National), Aug./Sept. 2003, page 16 (co-author, with Mark Schatzker).

“Wired for Adventure,” explore (National), June/July 2003, page 14.

“Thrill Seekers,” The Globe & Mail (National), May 17, 2003, pages T1, T7.

“On (and Off) the Road Again,” explore (National), April/May 2003, page 20.

“Death by Adventure: What really happened at the Fundy Multi-sport Race?” explore (National), March 2003, pages 48-53, 69-73.

“Branching Out,” explore (National), Sept./Oct. 2002, pages 15-16.

“Aloha, Lake Ontario!” explore (National), May/June 2002, page 18.

“Law of the Wild,” explore (National), May/June 2002, pages 15-16.

“Where the Wild Things Are,” explore (National), July/August 2002, pages 48-53, 71-73.

extreme RIP (1970-2002): An adventurous adjective bites the dust,” explore (National), Jan./Feb. 2002, page 19.

“Peace, on Earth,” explore (National), Jan./Feb. 2002, page 22.

“Acts of Nature,” explore (National), Nov./Dec. 2001, pages 19-20.

“Cat Walk,” explore (National), Nov./Dec. 2001, page 22.

“Get Tubed,” explore (National), Sept./Oct. 2001, page 19.

“Walk on Whitewater,” explore (National), Sept./Oct. 2001, page 20.

“Pedal to the Sea,” explore (National), July/Aug. 2001, page 21.

“Kayak Couture,” explore (National), July/Aug. 2001, page 22.

“Je suis Aquaman!” explore (National), July/Aug. 2001, page 23.

“In Boissevain, Man., the locals are shell-shocked,” The National Post (National), July 31, 2001, page B3.

“Row Warrior,” explore (National), May/June 2001, pages 70-74.

“The Humane Race,” explore (National), May/June 2001, page 22 (co-authored, with Steven Threndyle).

“Fly Me,” explore (National), May/June 2001, page 22.