Monthly Archives: October 2020

Fascist, Big Brother Premier Out of Control

“Get yo’ asses back to work pronto so I can fire you.” AB hospital workers held hostage yesterday until 12,000 of them get fired soon by thoroughly corrupt, Simon Legree-bully Kenney amid the rising, out-of-control pandemic. And a truly cavalier, … Continue reading

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No Brainer: Dumb-Ass Cops

A man with a knife on the street surrounded by many police with guns pulled out. Instead of say, using a Taser or net to control him or, at worst, shooting him in the leg to stop him, they outright … Continue reading

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Of Perception Is Reality, Trump’s “Alternate Reality”, Memory, Connection, and Consciousness

Perception is reality. What you see/subjectively experience is what is fact/true. Shades of George Berkeley and the role of consciousness on the ‘inner’ side/experience of perception. For the individual, it exists if you can perceive it. Trump’s “alternate reality” crapola. … Continue reading

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Halloween Memories in a Pandemic Year

Will Halloween Be a Go in Alberta and Elsewhere? Hard to say with cases significantly rising and Kenney and Hinshaw both in major Trumpian denial. How many parents want to risk their kids receiving potentially contaminated candy? How many seniors … Continue reading

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A Great Canadian Songwriter

(above: my signed photo of GL) Well, of course, there are Bruce, Joni, Buffy, and Ian, but–going back to the 1960s– Gordon Lightfoot has had a solo career spanning 7 decades. There are two large audio archives of his consistently … Continue reading

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Still the Basic Must-have Book for Writers and Poets

Roget’s College Thesaurus. I first acquired the one on the right in 1965-66 (grade 11) and still use it today as a basic, fast thesaurus when writing. The 2002 edition on the left is well-worth picking up as well: many … Continue reading

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The B & W Bona-Fide Halloween Classic

The Haunting, based on Shirley Jackson’s spooky novel The Haunting of Hill House. I taught it once in grade 10 in my first year of teaching (on the curriculum then)–1972. Kids loved it. The 1963 movie is faithful to the … Continue reading

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My Sherlock Holmes Mug

“You see but you do not observe” and many other Holmes quotations.

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The Old Games Are the Best

1950s game inherited from their great grandfather

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Exploring Math

Kids love working on big sheets of paper!

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