Monthly Archives: October 2017

Some Key Points and Questions

–You are the protagonist of your own life. -The experience of beauty is important in affecting and enhancing your imagination, mind, sensibility, feelings, spirit, and soul. -It is important to have some way of expressing your feelings and thoughts, to … Continue reading

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Willa Cather

(an excellent documentary about a great American woman writer) (her classic; the edition I studied in 1970-71 in AmLit at U of A) “That is happiness; to be dissolved into something complete and great.”–My Antonia

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Often, let it be said,

it is the dream or illusion that is most beautiful and true, particularly in its conscious/ly realized forms. In literature, in music, in art, in architecture, in film, in Nature, and Love. As Thomas Wolfe said, “For if a man … Continue reading

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What thou lovest well

What thou lovest well remains, the rest is dross…. What thou lovest well is thy true heritage. –Ezra Pound, The Cantos

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Trudeau: The Rest of His Reign

Two years to go. So far he has ah-ah-ahed, selfied, shimmy-ed with East Indians, limitedly pontificated, accomplished nothing on NAFTA, illegal immigrants, and pipelines, and dodged all responsibilities and issues of consequence. What a guy! What a man! What a prime Minister! … Continue reading

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Edmonton, Renamed:

The Valley of Ashes. After The Great Gatsby.

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Although life offers many possibilities…

(Nature–one of the two main things that are relatively permanent) (great buildings and architecture–a second thing that is relatively permanent) (great works of art–a third thing that is relatively permanent) …………………………………………………………………. …and opportunities, it is mostly about change/s and how … Continue reading

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Since 1983, I have appreciated

not having to scrape ice off my car a guaranteed 50% minimum every long winter. It goes without saying that an attached garage is really worth having if you live in Canada.

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Imagine self-driving cars on the

torn-up, ever-changing roads and lanes with the ever-changing signs of Edmonton. They’d be driving all over the place, crashing into pedestrians, other vehicles, and pits. No, most of the ‘wonderful brave new changes’ coming our way are any good. They’re … Continue reading

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Gord Downie, R.I.P.

What an incredible, amazing, productive final year he had! As I’ve often said, attitude is all in facing whatever. He strikes me as someone who had/chose an outstanding attitude and lived life to the fullest. No doubt he is a hero to … Continue reading

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