Monthly Archives: May 2014

iPhone5 Commercial: The Lotos-Eaters Are Here!

Response to visual from new iPhone 5 commercial– of wasted- and lost-looking, reclining young kids zonked-out in a dark other-world. With ironic tagline: You’re more powerful than you think. [with an iPhone5–thinking is not necessary; kids will be powerful if they–or … Continue reading

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Q-Words

(not the most commonly used of the alphabet letter words, but most delightful) Not-So-Favorites: quantitative qualmish quarrel queachy querimonious–inclined to complain querulous–as above queue–love the sound, hate the reality quicksand quinsy quitter quomodocunquize–trying to make money any which way quop–throbbing … Continue reading

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Clarity

Hey, yeah, let’s go down the rabbit hole Hey, yeah, take me to the waterfall. Hey, yeah, go down, go down. –Jesse Clegg, “Clarity”, from his album Life on Mars

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If I Had a Million Dollars

“You can have a million dollars free today in this one-time offer. However, you have to lose the life you’ve had and give up the one you currently have.” “No thanks. I have and have had way more richness, beauty, truth, … Continue reading

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Observations on ‘Mansplaining’

(which refers to article by Haley Mlotek, “Here, let me explain mansplaining to you” in National Post, Sat. May 10, 2014; you may opt to read this first for more context to my blog entry) Well, yes, of course I’ll … Continue reading

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Who’s Afraid…

(of Virginia Woolf? A letter to a friend responding to”Woolf’s Darkness: Embracing the Inexplicable”, a New Yorker article by Rebecca Solnit) “Patches of darkness, those places of unknowing”, “essential mysteries” or simply the mysteries of life and consciousness are what … Continue reading

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Talkin’ ’bout My Generation: Favorite Musicians and the Passing of Time

These would be the most significant musicians, singers, and songwriters from my musical past going back to the 1950s, who are still alive and, in many cases, still performing          Jimmie Rodgers (singer) 1933- Ian Tyson (singer, songwriter, Ian and Sylvia) … Continue reading

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The Necessity of The Wild

As powerful as the desire and drive for peace and civilized experiences are those for The Wild in its many shapes and forms, ranging from gardening to free, intense living and uninhibited natural behaviors. For many urban dwellers, this desire … Continue reading

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Olde CanLit Guard Down to 3

with the passing today of Farley Mowat. Still standing: Alice Munro (1931-) (ironically, I had a passing intuition in a restaurant at lunch today that she had passed), Margaret Atwood (1939), and Leonard Cohen (1934-). May these great  three continue to … Continue reading

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Power and Control:

(Alice’s elusive garden, a gated variant in Victoria–a symbolic id dream of desirable freedom and possible beauty) Another very basic paradigm one has to be conscious of at whatever stage of one’s life. The Big Question is “Who has the … Continue reading

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