Bio Information Sheet for MCHS ’60s students

We owe thanks to Cheryl Houston for sharing the following suggested outline or starting point for your biography. We invite MCHS sixties alumni to please fill out this information and send your bio to Jaan Pill at At first we suggested aiming for 200 words, but having learned from experience, we can say that […]

Behind the gang rivalry story is the back story that may take a little longer to read

The back story, for whatever narrative we can think of, establishes a context for the story – often a brief one – that is characterized as the main story. With regard to gangs, the back story is rooted in history including military history. Standard gangs rivalry story A May 26, 2014 Toronto Star article is entitled: “Gangsters, goris […]

May 26, 2014 National Post article by Olivia Chow: “I’ll get Toronto moving, now.”

An article by Olivia Chow in the May 26, 2014 National Post is entitled: “I’ll get Toronto moving, now.” You can access the article here.   The following message is from Olivia Chow, whose candidacy I support, as noted in an earlier editorial at this website. The following text is written by Olivia Chow: I can’t […]

All Candidates Meeting, related to Provincial election in Etobicoke-Lakeshore riding, is tomorrow, May 27, 2014 at 7:30 pm at Lambton Kingsway Junior Middle School

Please refer to the earlier blog post. Education Day All Candidates Meeting is on Tuesday May 27 at 7:30 pm to 9 pm at Lambton-Kingsway JMS (525 Prince Edward Dr.) Lambton Kingsway Junior Middle School is located close to the Humber River (which is to the east of the school) and to the south of […]

Sweden’s Vision Zero campaign, adopted in 1997, seeks to eliminate roadway deaths and serious injuries

A May 13, 2014 New York Times article is entitled: A Safety Plan With Swedish Logic and City Smarts. The opening paragraphs read: STOCKHOLM — The quest to eradicate serious crashes here began with a happy accident. In 1967, looking to conform to the roadway patterns of its European neighbors, the Swedish government converted its […]

Tech injuries and posture: “Your button-mashing could be causing permanent hand injury” – May 24, 2014

Years ago, in the mid 1970s, I studied a version of the Alexander Technique, mixed in with a bit of the Feldenkrais Method. That led me to improved posture for several decades. Lately, my posture is not as great as it was. I look forward to finding an Alexander Teacher in Toronto and learning to […]

Cheryl Casino Houston (MCHS ’63) learned of Malcolm Campbell High School reunion by accident

The last day of high school and you’re out the door. You walk out the door and leave it all behind. Your life journey is under way. You don’t see too many of your classmates, from your high school years, as the years go by. Soon 50 years have passed. With regard to this experience, […]

Marie Curtis Bike Skills Park – May 12, 2014 Public Meeting document

We’ve discussed the bike skills park in earlier posts. Here’s a PDF of the May 12, 2014 public meeting on this topic: MCBP Public Meeting 2 Presentation_web The document is entitled: Marie Curtis Bike Skills Park Public Meeting #2 – May 12, 2014  

Do you recall the Oka crisis?

We know a fair amount is know about human memory – what it is, how it works, and how sometimes it fails us. Among other things as Daniel L. Schacter (2001) notes, memory is subject to blocking, misattribution, bias, persistence, and suggestibility. Two good sources, among others, about what research has revealed about memory are […]

Peter Milczyn’s views on transit in Etobicoke-Lakeshore

As you may know, I support Peter Milczyn as the Liberal candidate in Etobicoke-York in the June 12, 2014 Provincial election. I’m looking forward to the All Candidates Meeting regarding the candidates’ views on education. That will be on Tuesday, May 27 at 7:30 -9 pm at Lambton Kingsway JMS (525 Prince Edward Drive). Transit […]