Monthly Archives: November 2013

Blog ‘Thought-Control’ Centre

My main office/study for the past 30 years. Whence “Tothineownselfbetrue.ca” originates. Posted on Twitter #ACCreative and on Twitter (both Jan. 28, 2014) The Information in close-up, note: gold record clock, (posters from left to right on wall–Monet, Ryan’s Daughter, 2001: … Continue reading

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The Completely Deaf Years: Beethoven’s Last Works

The usual dates given for the onset of his complete deafness are typically 1814-1815. So, for his last 13ish years until his death in 1827, he was likely no longer (audibly)hearing the following great works: Piano sonata in E minor … Continue reading

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On Distorting the Greats: Punctuation and Capitalization

Samples– Emily Dickinson: (from 1890–early publication–Poems by Emily Dickinson, edited by friends Todd and Higginson) THE CHARIOT. XXVI Because I could not stop for Death, He kindly stopped for me; The carriage held but just ourselves And Immortality. (from The … Continue reading

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Savouring Grandparenthood

Accepting yet another (unexpected) role in life with all the possibilities (and positives) that go with it. Visiting grandson today. The likely climax and high-point of today’s flow. ……………………………………….                                                                                        –re. roles, individual potential and possibilities, and ‘moral’ and spiritual ‘progress’: “I am … Continue reading

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The Key

I sought for The Key for many years, and finally found it at Ellerslie Gift and Garden! It now hangs on the wall outside my room so I see it a number of times each day and am reminded of … Continue reading

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Life as Risk

Well, ain’t that the truth, from birth to death. Think of how vulnerable to injury or death babies and preschoolers are. Ponder the risks built into one’s day, whether this be stepping off a curb, riding in a car, eating … Continue reading

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Sleep Excavation: New/Old Names

There is nothing quite like a good, long, deep sleep to clear the mental decks and dump the flotsam and jetsam that builds up over days. Likewise, certain things become more obvious out of the blue. Take the name ‘Rich’. … Continue reading

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Beacon

He was a light they had wanted to be close to, even briefly in passing. A certain remoteness and glow they had hoped to ‘reel in’ like some precious catch. In those ephemeral seconds they had, indeed, connected or seen … Continue reading

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Remembering Those Who Served

(on left) my father, Delmar (Del) Vernon Davies (1926-1998), in Royal Canadian Navy (Sept. 9, 1943 to Apr. 23, 1946 and–in its Reserve–Sept. 13, 1960 to Sept. 12, 1965). He also served in the Royal Canadian Air Force from Mar. 29, … Continue reading

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22-month-Grandson: Touching Base

The introduction of the first of four rubber-ring-floor puzzles was a palpable hit. He immediately knew there were new, different possibilities for the rings once they were separated. They became hats, necklaces, arm bangles, foot rings, and the largest ring he … Continue reading

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