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Tracing Sacha Grunpeter

Finding Tracing Cowboys in DVD and then finding “tribute” to writer and actor Sacha Grunpeter as a DVD extra. Collection of stills from the film. Then finding out that he had died in a car accident on the last day … Continue reading

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Fail Away

…where the Tavis Smiley story shows up in the lower banner going across the screen, but seeming to be less newsworthy to merit separate story coverage. Where he says no Where is there wrong but no pull Where there is … Continue reading

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From Robert Fulford, “How Martin Amis puts the personal in personal essay“, National Post, December 9, 2017, p. WP2, in relation to Martin Amis, The Rub of Time: Bellow, Nabokov, Hitchens, Travolta, Trump. Essays and Reportage, 1986-2016. We can learn … Continue reading

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Getting to

Neil Remington Abramson, a Presbyterian Elder, commented as follows, I have been studying Zen precepts. These are the sixteen Zen Buddhist precepts, equivalent to the Ten Commandments in the Judeo-Christian tradition. The initiate begins by studying the first five and … Continue reading

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Where one looks to where one might have been and sees the futility in the gaze. Wisdom in accepting accountability for the present. And past. Look through Some history in image Some light

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Didn’t quite understand the message of the Mr. Lube ad, where the mother has her children fake disruption, in order to get an appointment that wasn’t necessary in the first place: Teaching one’s children well…

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Teaching financial accounting at Algonquin College, at various points, 1985 and 1986. The financial accounting course that would be taught at a university was cut into two or three smaller sections. Many of the students attempting to improve life circumstances. … Continue reading

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