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The Meaning of Human Existence (2014)

I’ve been reading books about the 1950s and 1960s. 1959 Among them is: 1959: The Year that Changed Everything (2009). Chapter 20, “Seeing the Invisible,” concerns the work of the photographer Robert Frank, with a focus on the latter’s The Americans (2008). Frank Kaplan, the author of 1959, has a Ph.D. from MIT in political […]

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Giving new meaning to religious conversion – Jason Hackworth and Erin Gullikson (2013)

Updates: The following July 8, 2013 post focuses upon the Wesley Mimico redevelopment, which features a church/congregation in the role of developer of a heritage-listed property: The outcome of the Wesley Mimico redevelopment story will depend upon negotiations related to the Ontario Heritage Act Two more recent posts discuss details of the Hackworth and Gullikson […]

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Warfare in North America, 1500-1865: The normal grammar that defined the meaning of wartime violence sometimes didn’t work

A blurb at the Toronto Public website notes that Wayne E. Lee, in this book published in 2011 by Oxford University Press, has concluded that: “In the end, the repeated experience of wars with barbarians or brothers created an American culture of war that demanded absolute solutions: enemies were either to be incorporated or rejected. […]

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Even one cigarette a day greatly raises cardiovascular risk – Guardian & BMJ, Jan. 24, 2018

A Jan. 24, 2018 Guardian article is entitled: “Even one cigarette a day greatly raises cardiovascular risk, experts warn: Impact of one daily cigarette on risk of heart disease and stroke greater than previously thought.” A Jan. 24, 2018 BMJ editorial is entitled: “Just one cigarette a day seriously elevates cardiovascular risk.” Passive smoking An […]

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Stories and frames

Stories and frames Update: The ‘Arab spring’ topic is of much interest. We have many choices regarding how we contextualize – that is, frame, or place within a framework – pivotal events (inflection points) that arose years ago. At all times, our access to the past, to history in whichever form, is through the portal […]

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Étienne Brûlé / First Nations event took place on Sept. 13, 2015 at 222 Riverside Drive

Updates: An April 15, 2016 Globe and Mail article by Bob Rae is entitled: “Attawapiskat is not alone: Suicide crisis is national problem.” An April 23, 2016 CBC article is entitled: “West-end residents call for traffic light after fatal crash: Neighbour describes ‘mind-bogglingly horrendous bang’ as car hits building near Jane and Bloor.” A Sept. 27, […]

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Feelings are contagious; they spread from person to person

A July 19, 2015 CBC article is entitled: “Jennifer Newman, psychologist, tell us how to deal with rude co-workers: 98% of workers report rudeness at work, 50 experience it weekly, says Newman.” What can be done about it? The conclusion of the article reads: “First, we all have to recognize it affects everyone — it’s easily […]