George Takach is the candidate who can win back Etobicoke-Lakeshore for the Liberals in 2015

You can access a Nov. 26, 2014 message from George Takach here. Below is a text of a Nov. 26, 2014 message from George Takach: Have our elections been reduced to little more than popularity contests – filled with sound bites, attack ads and slogans? Or, do issues and big ideas still matter when you […]

If you are an MCHS 60s grad, you are cordially invited to add your name to the MCHS 60s Reunion database

We are now working on the planning for the music, playlist, and entertainment details for the Malcolm Campbell High School 60s Reunion and Celebration of the 60s that will take place at Old Mill Toronto on Oct. 17, 2015. Any person who attended MCHS at any point in the 1960s – including students who graduated […]

Sherry B. Ortner has emphasized “bridge making between theoretical and methodological divisions within anthro­pology.”

When I’m working on other projects, as a diversion I like to read about the great anthropologists of our time. I recently came across Fifty Key Anthropologists (2011). The blurb (I have added italics to the title) at the Toronto Public Library website for the book notes: “Fifty Key Anthropologists surveys the life and work of some […]

Environment Open House – 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. – Thursday November 27, Etobicoke Civic Centre (Re: Sam Smith Park)

The following message is from the Lakeshore Planning Council: CITY OF TORONTO – OFFICIAL PLAN REVIEW ENVIRONMENT OPEN HOUSE – 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. – Thursday November 27, Etobicoke Civic Centre, Council Chamber/Foyer, 399 The West Mall There is a draft proposal to include the lakefill portion of Sam Smith Park in the City’s […]

Veronica Foster the Bren Gun Girl was a non-smoker, except on the occasion of a wartime NFB photo shoot

Old Mill Toronto has a close connection with military history. By way of example, I recently learned, on a CBC The Current broadcast, that Veronica Foster – also known as Ronnie the Bren Gun Girl during the Second World War – performed as a musician at Old Mill Toronto during the postwar years. Despite the […]

The story on the CBC is a gentle one, Graeme Decarie comments

In the following Q & A with Graeme Decarie, I’ve added some headings for ease in reading of the text. Jaan Pill:  You worked for CBC and private radio for quite a few years. I would be interested in your comments (for my website) about a recent article by Linden MacIntyre: Why I Left The CBC […]

“Why I Left The CBC And Its Toxic Atmosphere” – Linden MacIntyre, Oct. 22, 2014 Huffington Post

You can access an Oct. 22, 2014 Huffington Post article, entitled “Why I Left The CBC And Its Toxic Atmosphere,” by Linden MacIntyre here. It’s a long article and warrants a close read. “Normal” obnoxiousness that proceeds along the abuse continuum An excerpt reads: “The harder part is coming to terms with the individual and institutional blindness […]

WOOP (Oettingen 2014): Wish | Outcome | Obstacle | Plan

For many years, I’ve had several projects on the go at the same time, and am always looking for better ways to get things done. Among the resources that I’ve found helpful are the following: Ellen Langer’s concept – a particular version, as she conceptualizes it – of mindfulness is useful. I’ve outlined her approach […]

Keep your head up. ‘Text Neck’ can wreck your spine.

A Nov. 20, 2014 NPR article is entitled: “Keep Your Head Up: ‘Text Neck’ Takes A Toll On The Spine.” The opening paragraphs read: “Text neck,” the posture formed by leaning over a cellphone while reading and texting, is a big problem, according to the author of a newly published study in the National Library […]

With help from Peter Halliday, we’ve located an archival photo of Raimbault Creek near the Back River

We owe many thanks to Peter for locating one of the images that we’ve been looking for, as described in a previous post. Peter Halliday writes: Bingo! Go here and download photo 10-159. I think it’s exactly what you’re looking for. [End of message from Peter Halliday] You can access the image at the […]