Tag Archives: choices

A Small Complaint about Video

(Subtitle: Issues that don’t exist?) Lately more online media are using video – and some audio – as their method of presenting information.  I have two problems with this, apart from the possible  assumptions around peoples’ reading skills. One is … Continue reading

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Conversations in the blogosphere…

I often talk about blogging as a new form of worldwide conversation that most people haven’t yet recognized as such – and of course most of humanity are still not even able to access.   As one of my favourite fellow-bloggers … Continue reading

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That moment…

That moment The moment that affects all others That choosing of a different shade of life. The hair, a filament, That splits before and after. The root Of hesitation.

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The habit of despair

Last night I watched the very moving documentary Crooked Beauty* about Jacks McNamara’s  life, art, music, poetry, and activism – threaded through her experience of mental illness.  I’ll watch it again.  I was reminded of something I’ve been thinking about, … Continue reading

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Blogging Woes

As they say, “some days are diamonds, some days are pearls” and some are akin to lumps of coal.   I spent yesterday doing research around a couple of pet subjects, instead of writing, and ended up frustrated.   That’s rare for … Continue reading

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Personal power: Food, etc.

Back in 2006, I mused as follows: “Just when I think I’m in charge of my life, I discover myself eating that extra two hundred calories, or not bothering to get any exercise.   Just when I think I’m feeling … Continue reading

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Swing dancing 101*

On a recent Saturday night as I watched a crowd of mainly young adults dancing Swing to the strains of the Toronto Jazz Orchestra, I felt a surge of hope for the future.   A regular Saturday night event, this dance … Continue reading

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