On Tuesday, the U.S. Department of Justice filed an antitrust suit against Google for what it claims is anti-competitive behaviour in monopolizing search. This post will dive into this case at a cursory level but the main thrust of my argument is that (1) the goal should be maximizing value for consumers and (2) antitrust … Continue reading Understanding the DOJ’s Case Against Google, What They Got Wrong, and What We Should Be Talking About Instead.
"Have you met Ted David?"- Barney Stinson Today is David Klomfass’s birthday. His twenty second birthday. Without context that statement is unexceptional. Everyone has a birthday, so why is the fact that David Klomfass is turning twenty-two so noteworthy? Well, let me tell you why. David is a special person. A real salt of the … Continue reading Have you met David?
Dear Seth, Man, where do I start? In so many ways you are the person I aspire to be. You are kind. You are resolute. You are consistent. You are strong (mentally, I still beat you in arm wrestles). You are smart. You are humble. And you are so much more. What makes this all … Continue reading Dear Seth
Kaylie (or as I used to refer to you, Klee), Today is your birthday. Your twenty fourth birthday, which is surprising. On one side, I can’t believe it’s already been 24 years. I remember the day I went to the hospital to meet you. I remember walking down the hallway to meet my sister for … Continue reading Dear Kaylie
Yesterday was my birthday. I have an odd relationship with birthdays. I love birthdays, just not my birthday. I love to celebrate others, but I get uncomfortable being celebrated, even recognized. For years I tried to repress my birthday. I would hide it on social media, or wholesale deactivate all social media on my birthday … Continue reading Annual Reflection – v27.0
Dear Dad, I don’t tell you enough how much I love and appreciate you. We talk every day, but seldom do I express just how much you mean to me. Maybe it’s because I struggle to find the words, or the place. Maybe it’s because I’m ignorant. Or maybe it’s because I know you don’t … Continue reading Dear Dad
Col Fitness is built on the foundation of diversity and inclusion, but we don’t want to just talk about it, we are taking action. We have launched an online fitness competition called the Col Countdown in support of the Canadian Civil Liberties Association, a non-profit organization that fights for the civil liberties, human rights, and … Continue reading Taking Action in the Black Lives Matter Movement
Dear Mom, You had me at eighteen. I can’t imagine how overwhelming that would have been. You’re fresh out of high school, trying to figure out what’s next in life, and now you and Dad have a top heavy tiny human to care for. While I’m sure it felt like you were figuring out as … Continue reading Dear Mom
Preface While the backdrop of this essay is football, it is really much more. This is an exploration of some of my biggest highs and lows, and the incredible people that guided me through it. When I sat down to write, I thought it would be one-two pages but as I kept writing I kept … Continue reading Football: I love you, I hate you
I love to read. It is easily my favourite activity. I can get lost in a book for hours on end, forgetting the basic necessities of life (food and water). I’m slightly ashamed to admit that on many occasions I have cancelled plans last minute because I couldn’t put a book down. It wasn’t until … Continue reading Reading