Monthly Archives: March 2018

The Eagles on Relationship Trade-offs

I guess every form of refuge has its price.” –“Lyin’ Eyes” As Trump found out last Thursday and Sunday evenings.

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Some Aldous Huxley Views

It is necessary for us to be open to and conscious of information from all systems, sources, and worlds. It is necessary to balance emotions, flesh, and blood with mind and spirit. The organism needs to open up to the … Continue reading

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Four glimpses from a garret window

1 Sparrows chirp and pluck at scraps of empty gutters. 2 An old man leans on a rake and contemplates his dead spring lawn. 3 Two lovers pass by their care-less laughter rising from the lane as they disappear from … Continue reading

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Edmonton’s Weather Broken

Winter continues all this week into the next. Longest run of cold and snowy misery we’ve had in memory. The only good thing is that it has given people time to catch up on projects at home. Did get out … Continue reading

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The Most Stupid, Wasteful City Council in the World

So there’s nothing to put in the expensive galleria. I say, Open it up to the druggies, bums and street people 8 months a year in winter and have city council clean it up afterward. Then when the gondolas across … Continue reading

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Hollywood Does an 800 Page Russian Novel

Imagine the audacity of Richard Brooks to write a screenplay and to direct a 1958 Hollywood version of Dostoevsky’s 1880¬†classic novel The Brothers Karamazov. But in 2 hrs. and 25 mins., he manages the impossible and, despite some stereotyping, manages … Continue reading

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Does it get any better than

starting Saturday morning with music by Handel and the two T.O newspapers?

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The Age of Information

has just been massively hacked. Again. Cambridge Analytica. Facebook. Add those to banks, Equifax, and myriad other company and corporation sites. This had all been predicted.

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The World’s Great Descent into Barbarism

started here in Canada with the election of T2, followed by Brexit in the UK. The Western world seemed to be intent in undoing years of relative permanence and institutions that had previously worked and kept this major part of … Continue reading

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Memory of a Weekend Getaway to a Banff Film Conference

Banff (at Roy and Kris’s) Down the long steps to an unscheduled wood, down to the feathered green of mast-like trees swaying high and significant. An inland sea sweeps deck and continent alike, black and white peaks a geography of … Continue reading

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