Category Archives: Culture

Michael’s essay: In praise of librarians

Michael’s essay: In praise of librarians — Read on http://www.cbc.ca/amp/1.4618213 In truth, librarians and elementary school teachers are the most important non-parental figures in a child’s life. Advertisements

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http://www.macleans.ca/opinion/todays-political-partisanship-is-hurting-canadas-best-and-brightest/amp/?__twitter_impression=true Mr. Chapstick isn’t just brave and wise to know what can injure his wellbeing but poignantly assesses what ails our current democratic era. Fight, debate, or campaign but always do it from intelligence and not ego or personal frustration. … Continue reading

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Then and now… Hollywood, fashion, money…

I’m not picking on Scarlett Johansson. In fact I think she has exploited her obvious goddess appearance and made herself wealthy. She likely earned her status. I don’t know her. I know she has podium to speak up. Her fame … Continue reading

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Women March-climbing obstacles a legacy

https://www.ctvnews.ca/mobile/canada/women-s-marches-underway-in-canadian-cities-a-year-after-trump-inauguration-1.3768173?hootPostID=7fb386910436f8d1a9b53f754bc9eff5Women worldwide are demo 1yr of solidarity since DT. Ppl r convinced Trump is misogynist & harmful. Clearly he isn’t only enemy but also centuries of injustice. We all know from education, sports or business, women can achieve many things … Continue reading

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Be happy Canada just not too proud!

Perhaps consider this for our Canada Day weekend? Patriotism or nationalism are not virtuous in of themselves. Our nation needs to fix many things. Most notably the sins of the father.  http://www.chiefs-of-ontario.org/node/920 2014  100 yrs before Canada birthday, the British … 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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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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