Monthly Archives: July 2016

No Communication/Misunderstandings/Wrong Orders/Unnecessary Stress Results from

putting non-English speakers on the front lines of computers, reception and answering desks, and online assistance. This is strictly Tower of Babel stuff goin’ down today/everyday/everywhere in Canada. Defies common sense, the basic concept of service, and is an insult or … Continue reading

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Dickens’ Greatest?

(two big thumbs up–the thoughtfulness, artfulness and pacing of this strong production is better than 90% of the crap out there on movie and tv screens today–BBC/Warner) Certainly one of his best along with Great Expectations and Bleak House. The … Continue reading

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My Life Each Day: An Overview

The necessary and comforting routines. The connection to Nature. The things to be/get done. Maintaining or moving ahead on various processes and projects. Making plans for the day, week, month, year–‘setting things in motion’ Exercising/movement. Some solitude and leisure. Personal … Continue reading

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2 Mem’ries

Grade 7, spring dance. I asked Jim Boyce who was wheelchair-bound if he wanted to go to the dance and, if so, I’d pick him up and take him. Fortunately, it was a nice Friday evening and I rolled Jim … Continue reading

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“You are unique. There is only ever one of you. Nobody else is like you.”

More or less what Arthur Miller said to a young man who was feeling depressed and unimportant at the time. Unabashedly, I will state that I’ve long been a proud and relatively happy individual and individualist. “To thine own self … Continue reading

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Prescient Instinct and Timing

As reported July 9, I finished Callaghan’s The Loved and the Lost which I had a strange intuition and compulsion to re-read. Within 2 days of this, a Calgary white woman was found dead, killed by a black friend. Now … Continue reading

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Roger Corman Movie on Wheels

Following a white van with white tape completely covering the large broken back window. Some of the tape was peeling away which gave the effect of cerements loosening from a corpse. Anyway rather Poeish moment in my morning.

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Quick now! Who’s the worst Edmonton mayor ever?

Mandel or Iveson?

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Never confuse the superficial ‘ahhh-oxytocin’ sweetness of a woman

with actual warmth, closeness, and intimacy. The former is just a surface; the latter real, honest, and infinitely superior. Sweetness is fake-able and by or unto itself is limited and limiting.

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Root of Most Corruption, Evil, and Violence

Money. The hard-working 7-11 family-man-immigrant clerk who got taken out this past year by a robber. He was working the late shift for money. The robber wanted quick, ‘easy’ money. The store’s management didn’t have an extra employee because it … Continue reading

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