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Elements of storytelling include (4) focus on the backstage, (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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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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Cloverdale Mall and Sherway Gardens as theme park experiences: MCHS 2015 places to visit (Part 2)

Updates Just to let you know, in case you like to visit new places, a Sept. 21, 2015 Toronto Star article is entitled: Expanded Sherway Gardens opens doors Tuesday: A $550 million expansion includes 50 new stores, more parking and a … Continue reading

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Military history mural at Small Arms Building will be moved to building facade

Update The mural has been moved to the inside of the Small Arms Building. [End of update] Mural at Small Arms Building I have spoken about the mural at the front of the Small Arms Building in previous posts including … Continue reading

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Rome in January: Travel report from David Godley of Long Branch (Toronto not New Jersey)

David Godley of Long Branch (Toronto not New Jersey) has written the following travel report. If you click on the link in the previous sentence, you will encounter many other texts that David has written. Click on the images to … Continue reading

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Parking & Transportation

Free parking for Reunion Attendees Parking is free for all Attendees at the Reunion. You will received a PDF file with a parking pass. The parking pass gets printed out and is left on the dash of your car, which … Continue reading

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As it turns out, a person really can’t get away from what we like to call civilization

As I’ve noted in a previous post, I’m an enthusiastic practitioner of reality tourism, a concept that in my usage of the term covers quite a bit more than visits made by affluent tourists to urban slums. Any excursion anywhere, … Continue reading

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Displacing Desire (2006) and The Ethics of Sightseeing (2011)

Reality tourism does not need to be restricted to visits by affluent tourists to impoverished slums. Why should slums have a monopoly over reality? Any place you visit, including a room in your house, entails reality tourism. My form of … Continue reading

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With recent German heritage films, according to Anne Fuchs (2008), bad history emerges as a good story. I have added updates to this Dec. 18, 2011 post.

Phantoms of War in Contemporary German Literature, Films and Discourse (2008) is part of a publishing series at the University of Birmingham entitled New Perspectives in German Studies. The paragraph I have chosen to focus upon is on p. 143 … Continue reading

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Historically significant places of worship are usually closely linked with their faith communities, according to the Ontario Heritage Act

This post concerns the relationship between places of worship and the faith communities that are associated with them. According to an Ontario Heritage Toolkit document, “place of worship” is an inclusive term that encompasses: churches mosques synagogues temples chapels such … Continue reading

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