Why cute things make me sad
This Globe and Mail op-ed is my first published opinion piece. The opinions editor is a delight, and it was refreshing to be able to just sit down and write instead of trying to learn all about a field of science, identifying and contacting key sources, interviewing, transcribing, structuring, quoting, and double-checking source information. It did go through fact-check but that was nowhere near as involved as fact checking for a reported story. It is written my own voice rather than a voice directed by the publication, and I received quite a bit of rewarding feedback. I was pleased to learn that the Globe and Mail is the most widely read newspaper in Canada (except I think for Sundays), and that it has space for my musings.