Ethnographic and neuroscience research addresses Buddhist cultural practices

I like to to read about anthropology, which I view as a high-end form of journalism. In a previous number of posts, most recently this one, I’ve discussed an overview – a blurb, so to speak – about the career of Sherry B. Ortner that appears in Fifty Key Anthropologists (2011). Framing of evidence My basic […]

Graeme Decarie: The 78th Fraser Highlanders fought at Quebec, were disbanded, and settled in Fraserville

The following text is from Graeme Decarie as a follow-up to a previous post. Census figures I just found some old census figures I have going back to Nouvelle France. They go from 1665 up to 1861. There is no mention of St. Laurent until 1739, when it had 165 families. Most of them would […]

Liberal Party Nomination Meeting for Lakeshore-Etobicoke is on Nov. 30. Here’s a link to an impressive George Takach campaign video.

You can access the video by clicking to open this post. You can access a more recent message from George Takach here.  

Munk School of Global Affairs – News & Events

Some time back, I learned from a local resident about presentations at the Munk School of Global Affairs at the University of Toronto. These are talks that are well worth knowing about, and attending. The most recent announcement of News & Events from the Munk School of Global Affairs can be accessed here.  

Graeme Decarie recalls the lines from Splendor in the Grass

Jaan Pill: Scott Munro (MCHS ’63) has mentioned to me: “By the way, Mr. Decarie was advisor to the Film Society in 1962-63 at Malcolm Campbell High School.” Do you recollect anything about the Film Society? I recall there had been controversy about whether or not “Splendor in the Grass” was a worthwhile film to screen. […]

Q & A with Graeme Decarie regarding the history of Cartierville and Ville St. Laurent

Beware of energy scammers going door to door; they are still going door to door

The energy scammers continue to go door to door. Please refer, in this context, to my earlier post, one of the most frequently viewed posts at this website: Beware of energy scammers going door to door I haven’t (because I’m short of time) put all of my posts that deal with this topic into the […]

Etobicoke-Lakeshore MPP Peter Milczyn’s planning reform bill passes second reading – Nov. 26, 2014 Etobicoke Guardian

You can access the article here. Opening paragraphs read: “Etobicoke-Lakeshore MPP Peter Milczyn’s ‘bold and far-reaching’ private member’s bill to amend the Planning Act and the City of Toronto Act passed second reading in the Ontario legislature last week. “Milczyn’s Bill 39, the Planning Statute Law Amendment Act, would ensure local municipalities have the final […]

Why do we have nation states today?

Q: Why do we have nation states today? A: To suppress the extremely violent confessional civil wars that followed the Reformation and the counter-reformation. The Q & A is based upon the following text from a Nov. 27, 2014 Open Democracy article entitled “IS – a threat to the structure of international law?”: “Why do […]