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Memories are malleable – capable of being stretched or bent into different shapes

First, a note about the photos that accompany this post: The text for a notice at Cloverdale Mall in Etobicoke, where I sometimes set up my home office, begins: This Mall is a Shopping Cart Free Zone! Why? We are … Continue reading

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The elements of good storytelling include (4) backstaging, (5) reinhabitation of places through narrative, and (6) open-endedness

1. Getting attention 2. Playing the role 3. Collaboration A previous post is entitled: Storytelling: Getting attention; playing the role; collaboration The above-noted post provides an overview of the three above-noted elements. In a comment at the post, I’ve referred, as … Continue reading

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Question from Claire: Is this the same Cartierville School that I attended 1970-71 in its first year as a “French Immersion School”?

Updates – Part 1: Spiro Couris (please see Comment below) has noted that the school that Claire refers to was Elmgrove. Jean Anne Mason Ouelle, in an additional Comment, has also affirmed that the school was Elmgrove. By way of an … Continue reading

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Well-attended Government and Community Services Fair took place at Cloverdale Mall on Feb. 20, 2016

I’ve been visiting Cloverdale Mall for many years: Click here for previous posts about Cloverdale Mall > One of my previous posts refers to one of several Government and Community Services Fairs I’ve attended over the years: Government and Community … Continue reading

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Great Bear Lake Rainforest agreement resolves conflict over logging in Canada’s coastal rainforest

I owe many thanks to Planet Dentistry at St. Clair Ave. and Avenue Road for directing may attention to a front-page article in the Feb. 1, 2016 Globe and Mail, the contents of which I will outline below. I learned … Continue reading

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Stories and frames

Stories drive outcomes Storytelling is wired into our brains. Stories are part of who we are. The frame, within which a story is presented, is a story in itself. Stories can lead to real-world consequences as the following blog post notes: … Continue reading

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Graeme Decarie recalls arriving at MCHS the day of the October 1962 Missile Crisis

The following text is an excerpt from a post that Graeme Decarie wrote on Aug. 10, 2015 at his website, where he has his blog, now called The Decarie Report: August 10: A day to remember. Certainly, I shall never … Continue reading

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Sue (Robinson) Brady (MCHS ’64) shares more details about MCHS Alumni in B.C. and elsewhere

At a previous post, entitled Cheryl Vince’s favourite teachers at Malcolm Campbell High School included a principal and a vice-principal, Sue (Robinson) Brady (MCHS ’64) wrote a comment for Cheryl Vince and Ruth MacLeod. The comment from Sue Brady, who was in … Continue reading

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Our brain is not a unitary organ

As I have noted in a previous post, one of my favourite proverbs, which a Grade 4 student (originally from Newfoundland) shared with us during an English lesson that I taught when I was an elementary school teacher in Mississauga, … Continue reading

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Stay Awhile – April 24, 2015 Toronto premiere of documentary about The Bells

Update The documentary film Stay Awhile is now available on Netflix. [End of update]   With thanks to arrangements that Bob Carswell made some time back, I recently had the opportunity – and the eminently good fortune – to see … Continue reading

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