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Canada Divided Past Hope

Much as before the election, two major conflicts continue to divide the country. The East vs. the West. The former where all the seats are and where the feds dole out more money for PQ and ON vs. any support … Continue reading

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Re. Soul and E.M. Forster

So, what of the soul and being conscious of it and heeding its significant needs and deep requirements? ‘Twas this that E.M. Forster explored in his novels, especially Howards End and A Passage to India. In the latter, Adela Questad … Continue reading

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‘Basics’: Lessons from the Backyard Birds

1. Water, I’d say, is very basic for birds as much as for humans. The magpies were around this frosty morning to drink what they could. These in-between times, as fall turns into spring, similar to winter giving way to … Continue reading

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30 Minutes of Beautiful Visual Art:

the entire Pukaskwa segment on tv’s Frame channel. The many stills capture the beauty of Pukaswa park’s wildness and ruggedness. Some of the photos look like Lawren Harris’s works on the far North. I believe one photographer put the entire … Continue reading

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2/3s of Cream Gone

Drummer Ginger Baker finally succumbed to death after cheating it for many years. He was 80. Bassist Jack Bruce passed in 2014. Which leaves ‘Slowhand’ Eric Clapton, 74, the most famous of a once-powerhouse trio from the late ’60s; they … Continue reading

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“Zelig”: One of Woody’s Allen’s Best

Well, no living director other than Scorcese has had the prolific run that the Woodman has had. As soon as you try to list Allen’s best, you realize how many hits he’s had and how many unique films there are … Continue reading

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“Our Man in Havana” (1959)

A very quirky, droll English production of a Graham Greene novel/screenplay. Alec Guinness stars as Jim Wormold, a vacuum cleaner salesman who stumbles into the English secret service and becomes “Our Man in Havana”. The movie is directed by Carol … Continue reading

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Poverty Memories

No, they’re never far away. This morning at 7-Eleven, a boy didn’t appear to have enough change for milk and I offered to pay immediately. (BTW/Turned out it was a misunderstanding and he did he have enough to get the … Continue reading

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“84 Charing Cross Road” (1986)

A nice, old-fashioned romance based on Helen Hanff’s popular 1980s play starring Anne Bancroft as Hanff, an American writer, and Anthony Hopkins as Frank, a London bookseller The plot is simple, based on their touching, humorous correspondence from 1949 to … Continue reading

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Trump’s Self-Misbranding

“Stable genius”? How about “Mentally unstable dope”? He is a bad cartoon right down to his Taxi Driver meltdown press conference yesterday: “Are you talkin’ to me? Are you talkin’ to me?” We do it to ourselves, as I have … Continue reading

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