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Category Archives: Culture
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.
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
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
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
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