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Background reading helps a person better understand the larger story, within which local history everywhere is embedded

I’ve recently been reading a book by Aldous Huxley as well as several books about the Second World War. When I read such books, I gain a better understanding of events – local events and world events – connected with the fascinating and engaging history of the Small Arms Inspection Building in Mississauga. I’ve been […]

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Of interest to local history buffs: City background files from 2016 investigation report regarding conduct of a local councillor

A previous post, of interest to local history enthusiasts (who may be relatively few in numbers, but they are enthusiastic nonetheless) in South Etobicoke, is entitled: On July 12, 2016 Toronto City Council Agenda: Investigation report regarding conduct of Ward 6 Councillor Mark Grimes At the current post, I will share the contents of the […]

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Looking Back on the Lake Shore: Presentations on preservation of local history resources: Thurs., Nov. 2, 2017, 7:00 to 9:00 pm. at The Assembly Hall

The purpose of the current post is to bring attention to a message of Oct. 20, 2017 from Ward 6 Councillor Mark Grimes’ Office: Click here to access Ward 6 Councillor’s Message entitled: Looking Back on the Lakeshore > The text of the message (which I for one think is important) reads: Dear Neighbour, Right […]

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Elements of storytelling include (4) focus on the backstage, (5) reinhabitation of places through narrative, and (6) open-endedness

1. Getting attention 2. Playing the role 3. Collaboration A previous post is entitled: Storytelling: Getting attention; playing the role; collaboration The above-noted post provides an overview of the three above-noted elements. In a comment at the post, I’ve referred, as well, to a fourth element, which has to do with the distinction between frontstage and […]

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Graeme Decarie taught grades 7 to 11 for six years. Loved it. Then went back to school for his MA at Acadia & PhD (History) at Queen’s

I’ve posted a couple of previous posts about Graeme Decarie, whom I last met in person over 50 years ago: Graeme Decarie mentions that Mr. Hanna was principal of a high school way up the Ottawa River Graeme Decarie (teacher at Malcolm Campbell High School) recalls Raimbault Creek, the stream that ran through Cartierville in the […]