Monthly Archives: September 2019

Re. Young Children and Childhood

Childhood should remain an innocent, sacred time as long as possible (a la Blake and Wordsworth). It is a time for free rein of Imagination and Creativity: the key period in which kids learn to make things and express their … Continue reading

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Meeting W.H. Auden Two Nights Ago

One of a continuing series of authors and the famous whom I’ve encountered in night dreams. Auden was younger than this pic, in his forties, but his face was still very recognizable, even without the deep lines of his later … Continue reading

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The Failure of Thomas Cook

is symptomatic of the belated end of the long-past British Empire in the Brexit era. Other long-time businesses will likely follow. Harrod’s? Anything is now possible.

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The Prescient Sixties Songwriter Revisited:

“But even the president of the United States Sometimes must have to stand naked” –Bob Dylan, “It’s Alright Ma (I’m Only Bleeding)”, Bringing It All Back Home, 1965 A.D.

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If You’re a Cohen Fan,

Google ‘Canada Post store’ to see most of the very limited edition items now available. (There is also a First Day cover and a cut sheet.)

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Cannas at Sunset

(taken by my daughter on her patio)

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As much of the world goes crazy and deconstructs,

what’s an individual to do? Well, having causes and taking actions for what believes in still works. I still drop money in the jars for causes and support charities I believe in that need support. I still speak up when … Continue reading

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Elitist Arrogance

Superior shit stuff all the way: Trudeau. “Some animals are more equal than others.” Smiling as he apologized yesterday: the depth of his sincerity and honesty. He has long had zero credibility and substance. His favorite/main trait is ‘dressing up’ … Continue reading

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Saint Francis de Sales:

“Never be in a hurry; do everything quietly and in a clam spirit. Do not lose your inner peace for anything whatsoever, even if your whole world seems upset.”

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Review: Earl’s/Tin Palace on Jasper

The Tin Palace still lives with the excellent outdoor patio and the semi-outdoor section (where my party sat) which feels like it’s outdoors with overhead cover and openable windows. Still not much they can do about occasional vehicles suddenly roaring … Continue reading

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