Monthly Archives: November 2018

Invaluable Info for Edmo Houseowners:

A free annual ATCO furnace inspection you can phone and make an appt. for. Keeps you updated on any potential problems. Good time to do? Spring or summer.

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Example of a Non-Hard-News Headline:

Green Party Leader Elizabeth May Is Getting Married

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40 Most Basic, Useful, Indispensable, Beneficial Technologies Ever

(Edison’s phonograph for playing recorded music was one of the 40 most useful, indispensable, beneficial technologies) Medicine -birth control -autopsies -cancer radiation -artificial insulin -penicillin and antibiotics -vaccines -aspirin -Prozac -artificial heart and other organs -syringes -band-aids and bandages Communications … Continue reading

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Trump: Just Plain Ultra-Ignorant

on science, global warming, and climate change. No belief in scientific facts or empirical evidence. No money in it for him. Pure and simple.

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Arthur Miller’s “Incident at Vichy”:

for any playgoer who wants to see a significant, serious, relevant play of significant conflicts and ideas as opposed to the empty-headed Broadway show ‘fluff’ prevalent in our declining modern theatres these days. This is one of Miller’s best, which … Continue reading

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Of Dogs and Humans: Edmonton News Today

(Our animal friends) What kind of human-‘worse than animals’ leave a dog in a garbage bag at a Costco parking lot to freeze to death? (Probably the same kind that abandoned the bins of cats to die recently.) I have … Continue reading

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Most of the music I listen to these daze

(a rare folk-rock  performance with students and girl singer of Dylan songs at McNally in the ’70s) (‘Fudgeing it’ with Fudge, my ’90s teacher trio, in the Scona Room at a packed noon-hour concert in the ’90s) …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. continues to … Continue reading

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Obit: Director Nicolas Roeg

(the nifty 2 disc Criterion version of, arguably, Roeg’s best film) My favorite Roeg is the classic Don’t Look Now, based on a Daphne du Maurier novel, starring Julie Christie and Donald Sutherland. A beautiful dark suspenseful film built on mystery … Continue reading

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Re. History Channel’s Decline

History Channel used to do actual programming squarely about history, but has lost its original purpose and mandate for some time now. This likely reflects a corporate decision to survive by playing to lowbrow, ‘redneck’ instincts and passions reflected in shows like … Continue reading

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Technology, truth be told,

has a mind of its own. (E.g., when Apple e-mail starts substituting unintended words and spellings or when line spacings cannot be redone.) It sometimes/often doesn’t automatically line up with human intents and purposes. And yes, technology can be a … Continue reading

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