About By George

The By George Journal is a collection of observations and articles from the desk of Chris George, wordsmith and amiable gadfly. The inspiration for his on-line journal arises from a desire to share ideas on effective PR and GR tactics and the craft of writing – and to provide humourous pieces for use in workplace and social settings.



Each year, the By George Journal sets down a new editorial line-up to bring fresh, interesting material to our readers. In 2017, we are setting a three-point mission:

  1. Publish a new feature “just_the_facts” that will compile statistics and points of fact on given issues of the day
  2. Post background stories to provide insightful context on leading figures and issues.
  3. Repeat classic jokes and humourous e-mails sent our way (to lighten the day)

With this line-up we hope By George will be resourceful and relevant concerning the issues that are both dominating the news cycles and your discussions at the office or social club.

By George will extend our dialogue more consistently with our Facebook page, in our LinkedIn network and on the Twitter feed. We will also mine supporting content found in these platforms to regularly share in the Journal.

We embark on this mission with the firmly held belief that, though the world’s problems are complicated, the facts of the problem need to be understood in order to truly assess whether the simple explanation provided is just simple – or is it simple-stupid?


Aside from this digital world review, the By George Journal includes a broad range of material organized in the following categories:
Feature Section: news, articles and opinion pieces
The Lighter Side: humourous articles and classic jokes
Wordplay: an exploration of words and language
Words from the Wise: sage sayings, maxims and quotable quotes
Workplace Tips: self-improvement advice for your work


We share provocative quotes on politics and topical issues, and our latest readings. We offer insight and advice on effective writing skills and PR best practices. We post on a wide range of subjects: from our beloved game of hockey to “Big Government”; from priceless office humour to tips on how to run an effective meeting.


Join our conversation on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn!

Weekly, By George shares dozens of provocative thoughts on the pages of this journal, on our Facebook page and with tweets of quotable quotes and quirky observations. We connect daily to inject inspirational thought, motivation, and fun into the work day.


Join us on FacebookTwitterLinkedIn – and we look forward to our exchanges.


We encourage you to visit the By George Journal on a regular basis to follow topical discussions as well as to pick up useful ideas on how you may communicate and express yourself more effectively to your colleagues and your friends.


Provoking Thought. Providing Thoughtfulness.