Category Archives: Story management

Story Management is concerned with who decides which stories have priority, how are they edited and promoted, and what management purposes the stories serve. Related concepts include language usage, public relations, media relations, perception of reality, image management, and the role that framing and conceptual frameworks and social infrastructures play in the creation, presentation, and reception of stories.

Mindfulness is a great thing, as is human happiness – especially without the hype!

I’ve written about my encounters (such encounters as continue, as I type this) with mindfulness, and will not bore you with a retelling of a tale about what I have learned, as a beginner practitioner (it’s been going on for … Continue reading

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Update from Graeme Decarie, retired MCHS and Concordia history teacher: Three children in school, one at McGill, two at Concordia

I recently told Graeme Decarie that I would put together an update based on a recent email exchange with him. The update follows below. On Jan. 9, 2018, Graeme Decarie wrote: One of my boys, Nicholas, has been studying at … Continue reading

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In 1980, 2% of Peel’s neighbourhoods were considered low-income. Now, 52% of Peel’s neighbourhoods are considered low-income.

An early January (Jan. 4, I believe) 2018 tweet from United Way Peel @Unitedwaypeel reads: In 1980, 2% of Peel’s neighbourhoods were considered low-income. Now, 52% of Peel’s neighbourhoods are considered low-income. Learn more about income inequality in Peel Region: … Continue reading

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Happy Holiday Wishes and a Grateful Thank you – Message from Diane LaPointe-Kay, president, Small Arms Society, Mississauga

The following message is from Diane LaPointe-Kay of the Small Arms Society: MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT The incredible story of the historic WWll Small Arms Building at 1352 Lakeshore Road, Mississauga brings together so many people whose lives would not … Continue reading

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What is the eastern boundary of Port Credit? Answer: Enola Ave

From time to time, I am asked questions regarding what I would describe as an advanced civilization located to the west of Toronto. The civilization is sufficiently advanced, that it goes about its business without attracting too much attention from … Continue reading

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From LRT construction to waterfront development, Mississauga appears to be surpassing Toronto when it comes to vision: Dec. 5, 2017 Toronto Star article

A Dec. 5, 2017 Toronto Star article is entitled: “Mississauga is starting to think past its suburban status: From LRT construction to waterfront development, the city appears to be surpassing Toronto when it comes to vision, writes Christopher Hume.” Citizen … Continue reading

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Richard J. Evans’s trilogy and related 2015 text offers a first-rate historical overview of Nazi Germany

Richard J. Evans’s Nazi Germany trilogy along with The Third Reich in History and Memory (2015) is strongly evidence-based, and is presented within a framework that is well-reasoned and well-informed by the available historiography. A Jan. 4, 2016 review by … Continue reading

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Florida Project: An open-ended treatment of the events, themes, and spectacles of everyday life

I recently saw the Florida Project playing at the Revue Cinema¬†at 400 Roncesvalles Ave. in Toronto. I was impressed with both the film and the venue. If you have the opportunity to see this film, I recommend it strongly. As … Continue reading

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Franklin Horner Community Centre program delves into history of Etobicoke’s lakeshore communities – Dec. 6, 2017 Etobicoke Guardian article

A Dec. 6, 2017 Etobicoke Guardian article by Cynthia Reason is entitled: “South Etobicoke Historical Voyage sails on to Alderwood:¬†Franklin Horner Community Centre program delves into history of Etobicoke’s lakeshore communities.” First-rate article by Cynthia Reason I am very impressed … Continue reading

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Long Branch Character Guidelines final staff report awaits debate at Toronto Council (Update: It’s been deferred)

Update: A more recent post is entitled: Staff report regarding Long Branch Character Guidelines deferred at Dec. 8, 2017 Toronto Council meeting; slated to go to Council in January 2018 [End]   The Long Branch Character Guidelines final staff report … Continue reading

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