Monthly Archives: October 2016

A Snob’s Reaction to the Dylan Nobel Prize News

Margaret Atwood: [In reaction to Dylan’s win] “for what.” That is a(nother) truly jealous response if ever I heard one. She was ticked off last year that Alice Munro won and not herself. ( Al Purdy wrote a poem about her being the … Continue reading

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Reclaiming the Word “Matter” and “Matters” Matters

I am really buoyed by all the many groups and organizations that are using those two words in their slogans in tv advertising these days. For a while there, one could only say that Black Lives Matter, nobody else’s, and … Continue reading

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Truly Amazing 2012 BBC TV Series and Book

Earthflight; Six-part series recently shown on PBS. A massive labour of love by hundreds of bird fans. Highly recommended. Accompanied by a beautiful book by John Downer; BBC Earth/Firefly. Cover above.

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Rex Murphy Wonderfully Strong on American Election Again This Weekend

“How Trump is still a thing” (National Post, October 22, 2016) Opening two sentences:  Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump may finally have received the campaign miracle he needs: Madonna recently promised that, “If you vote for Hillary Clinton, I will … Continue reading

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Peace Matters (Most).

Inner Peace: Priceless.

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The New ‘Green’ Taps

(example of attitude and weather: hard to be sad on a warm sunny fall afternoon at the Banff Springs Hotel patio) ………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. …that deliver a slow stream over a longer period of time are annoying, of course. Fortunately, we just … Continue reading

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Netflix Limited Bigtime

3,800 movies. Virtually none before 2000. No great movies or classics. Nothing to speak of featuring film as significant art form.

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“Ah, but I was so much older then,

I’m younger than that now.” –Bob Dylan (Winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature), “My Back Pages” Clover does three-part harmony on Dylan song, Winter, 1970, YMHA, Winnipeg; with Calgary friend and oldest musical buddy Wayne Fraser on left; right singer: … Continue reading

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“Many young Canadians today

are 24/7 distracted and hardly conscious of physical reality, family, and Nature.”–RD

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The Importance of Personal Expressiveness

Everyone needs to express their feeling and thought at a basic level. Beyond that, their love, their insights, and learned life wisdom.

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