Elvis remarked: “The image is one thing and the human being is another.”

The Elvis Presley quote is from: Is Gwyneth Paltrow Wrong About Everything? When Celebrity Culture and Science Clash (2015). I borrowed the book from the Toronto Public Library because evidence is of interest to me: Evidence has value to the extent it is solid, verifiable, and corroborated by other solid evidence Eat your vegetables; the research […]

After 40 percent loss in operating budget, Glenbow became most financially self-sufficient of 10 largest museums in Canada

The study in question is Museums and the Paradox of Change, Third Edition (2013, 1997, 1995). A blurb for the book (see link above) begins with the following opening paragraph: “Museums throughout the world are under increasing pressure in the wake of the 2008/2009 economic recession and the many pressing social and environmental issues that […]

Beware of email messages telling you to log on to Dropbox via email

Recently I received an email saying a document had been left for me at Dropbox. The message, from an email account that I’ve been in touch with in the past, directed me to log on to Dropbox via email. In order to do that I would have had to enter the password for my email […]

Message from David Warr to Harry Chan (MCHS 65) regarding some great Sixties memories

The following message has been added by David Warr to the post entitled: Harry Chan (MCHS 65) shares with us some great MCHS Sixties memories I’ve devoted a separate post to the message in order to bring your attention to it. Message from David Warr to Harry Chan (MCHS 65) Hello again Harry! I have […]

We support community-driven urban planning at the City of Toronto

We support community-driven urban planning at the City of Toronto. We support urban planning that accords with the Official Plan for the City of Toronto. We do not support the concept that developers are qualified to serve as de facto urban planners in neighbourhoods across the City of Toronto. There is value in community self-organizing. […]

Gina (Davis) Cayer, who attended MCHS in the 1960s, shares some great winter photos from St. Williams, Ontario

At our Nov. 26, 2014 MCHS 2015 reunion organizing committee meeting in Kitchener, Gina (Davis) Cayer, who attended MCHS in the 1960s, joined us for the first time. At the meeting, Gina shared the suggestion – which we adopted at once – that when we’re mixing and mingling during the reunion, we don’t want to have […]

Upcoming OMB hearings related to Long Branch

David Godley of Long Branch has shared the following information: Upcoming OMB hearings 18 Daisy – Feb 23, 2015 25 24th Street – March 18, 2015 86 23rd Street – March 19, 2015 48 35th Street – April 23, 2015 Approved by the Committee of Adjustment 6 27th Street Refused by the Committee of Adjustment […]

Ancel Keys’s study was highly flawed and ignored contradictory research, according to Nina Teicholz

A Jan. 26, 2015 CBC The Current podcast is entitled: “‘Fat doesn’t make you fat’: Nina Teicholz’s big surprise.” The introduction to the podcast notes: “For decades now, saturated fats have been off the table for many Canadians. It’s all in keeping with the dietary law of the land: Avoid the fats to keep cholesterol […]

Memories are malleable – capable of being stretched or bent into different shapes

The year 2015 marks the 400th anniversary of Étienne Brûlé’s expedition from Orillia to Lake Ontario in 1615

Updates: Please note: Next planning meeting is at 12 Division at 10:00 am on March 23, 2015. By way of other updates related to the year 1615 and thereabouts: A March 12, 2015 Slate article is entitled: “Humanity Is a Geologic Force “as Earth-Changing as a Meteorite Strike”. The article notes: “The study’s first proposed […]