Author Archives: LiterateOWL

Report cards- it is time to move forward

Report Cards Yeah BC! It’s Sunday evening and my dear wife’s report cards are complete. I’m not even commenting on the objective or method of assessment- only the logistics. It’s time to re-invent reporting.  After hours composing comments, entering data … Continue reading

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Canada- politics today

Politics will never be a final solution- life is far deeper. In a 21stC secular reality we need to proceed the best we can.  (CBC) Regardless that I am a federalist liberal, given the Trump chaotic era, Trudeau is giving … Continue reading

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Trump Congress speech- still a loose cannon wolf

A POV: Only DonaldTrump would have the unmitigated gaul to get a SEAL killed through his negligence, then parade his grieving widow as a prop…and then complain when some Congressmen don’t cheer. Respect for the death of any servicemen should … Continue reading

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Immigration, citizenship essay – John Ralston Saul 

A truly remarkable Canadian, John Ralston Saul pens an essay about the time tested foil for conflict/ immigration. His current essay tackles the issue of identity in an age when borders or faith seem to reign mighty. A lengthy article … Continue reading

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PADDLING THROUGH PARADISE FOR PEANUTS

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to paddle from the base of Glen Canyon Dam to Lees Ferry? Did you know for the price of a kayak rental and a backhaul, one can paddle this 16 mile … Continue reading

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19th C Philosopher muses about America – Trump era 2017

My post as an homage to Tocqueville… his insights were poignant wisdom. Almost prophetic. His words have been used by Neil Postman, academic and author who has posited that technology is not benign. See video. Today social media fake news, … Continue reading

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Rise of tyranny- Plato

Chilling reference to Plato’s Republic and our fear of Trump. http://www.openculture.com/2017/02/did-platos-republic-predict-the-rise-of-donald-trump.html From: http://www.openculture.com/2017/02/did-platos-republic-predict-the-rise-of-donald-trump.html Under such presumably decadent conditions, “a would-be tyrant would seize his moment”:He is usually of the elite but is in tune with the time. Given over to … Continue reading

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