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.

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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As residents, neighbourhoods, and societies, we become what we imagine ourselves to be

The concept that we become what we imagine ourselves to be (or what we pretend ourselves to be) is from a quote in a book by Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. The concept also brings to mind a line from William Blake, … Continue reading

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Public education about stuttering: Stuttering 101 – Globe and Mail, Dec. 9, 2010 (that is, twenty-ten)

For many years, I was focused on volunteer work related to public education about stuttering, a speech condition that I had the good fortune to successfully deal with, many years ago – in July 1987, to be exact, when I attended … Continue reading

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Swearing pulls on the emotional centres of the brain – I Swear (2017) by Emma Byrne

A Nov. 24, 2017 CBC article is entitled – and I swear this is true – “‘Swearing is Good for You’: The evolutionary advantages of f-bombs.” The article refers to a book by Emma Byrne entitled: I Swear: The Surprising … Continue reading

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The Mississauga meme has been: “No Tall Towers on the Lake” – will the meme survive?

This post concerns a well-attended community meeting, featuring many lively discussions, held at the Waterside Inn in Port Credit on Nov. 21, 2017. The meeting concerned the next steps for redevelopment of a stretch of Port Credit waterfront. This post … Continue reading

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When I visit the USA, I adopt the mindset of “the foreign correspondent”

Update As noted in a comment at the end of this post, the flippant tone of my review of the Chicago Tribune “gentrification” article is perhaps not warranted. Accordingly, a tentative bottom line that occurs to me, influenced by the … Continue reading

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My father’s photo album from 1936 Berlin Olympics prompts my reading of Richard J. Evans’s trilogy about Nazi Germany

I have long been pondering how to approach the writing of a post about my late father’s 1936 Berlin Olympics photo album. The photo on the right was taken in Tartu, Estonia in 1936 or earlier. The photo, which is available … Continue reading

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Alfred Ramcharan served as administrator at early 1960s External Aid Office conferences, while he studied education at Macdonald College and McGill

The Alfred Ramcharan story is fascinating – including the information that, before he became a  highly regarded math teacher at Malcolm Campbell High School, he taught elementary and secondary school in Trinidad for several years, without a formal secondary school education. … Continue reading

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