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1/4 of Canadians depressed.

Apparently, a bigger problem for women than men. And what about kids? I think we’ll see the suicide rate go up before the end of the year, especially for male breadwinners who’ve lost their jobs or businesses and can no … Continue reading

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Windy morn, May trees’

white petals like snowflakes swept along the street to nowhere in particular.

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Destiny: Gravitation Toward and Away From

Early on, like most boys, I was attracted to sports, which was one way to test yourself and prove yourself to others. I played Pee Wee hockey around 9-10 and wanted to be a goalie. The community club team suited … Continue reading

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Living Large (cont’d): The Information of Literature Recalled: A Personal Retrospective Perspective

(A ‘Personal Record’ to Age 25) To understand oneself–to know how one came to believe and value what one does. Means an excavation of signposts or trail markings from the past. In my case, it means the literature I read … Continue reading

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Why Literature?

(The Value and Benefits of Literature in a Screen-Obsessed World) As public education undergoes a major paradigmic shift and reinvention with multiple agendas (e.g., e-media literacy, chamber of commerce interests–financial planning, making money as the ultimate goal in life) crowding … Continue reading

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John Wyndham’s “The Midwich Cuckoos” on Film

Midwich, like The Day of the Triffids was a U.K. SF novel about “one problem” and its variant magnifications out of control. In the case of the former, aliens put a quaint English village to sleep and impregnate all the … Continue reading

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70 Years: A Self-Portrait (1949-2019)

 

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Elvis: Favorite Songs by ‘The King’

Growing up in the ’50s, you could not miss Elvis Presley’s sensational start in live performing, television, movies, and recording. I can still recall his first appearances on Sunday’s Ed Sullivan Show. My favorite songs that influenced my early interest … Continue reading

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Some Favorite Movie People

Francis Ford Coppola has made 4 masterpieces: The Godfather Trilogy, Apocalypse Now, and The Conversation. Godfather II is one of the few movies I have to watch to the end if I accidentally bump into it being broadcast on tv. … Continue reading

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Rembrandt: A True Master

A nice biography of this artist’s life and work, focusing on on exhibition of his late works after he lost his wife, young mistress, and went bankrupt. Film features his early historical work with mythical and biblical subject matter. The … Continue reading

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