Language usage, as I am using the term (others will have different ways of using it), is concerned with how we use language for specified purposes. My study of language usage includes an interest in how power at times distorts language, because it has the power to do so. Language usage also concerns itself with the distinction between rhetoric and reality. As well, the category is concerned with the formal, systematic study of rhetoric, and with humanity’s attempts to define reality.

Some reflections regarding the overthrow of Nicolae Ceaușescu of Romania in December 1989

From the Toronto Public Library website, you can access Erving Goffman’s 1982 presidential address to the American Sociological Association

What gave rise to the ‘modern movement’ in architecture? Was it the European Industrial Revolution or the 1918 pandemic?

As Erving Goffman has noted, what goes on in gambling establishments and risk-taking situations in general is worth close study

Beyond Totalitarianism (2009) features specialist essays comparing Nazi and Stalinist mass murder in the 1930s and 1940s

CBC Tapestry: Basic Goodness – Episode 1: ‘You’ve pledged your body and soul’: sexual abuse allegations in the Shambhala Buddhist community”

Michael Mizzi, a senior planning manager at the City of Toronto, was guest speaker at Long Branch Neighbourhood Association AGM, Nov. 18, 2020 – TRANSCRIPT

Michael Mizzi, a senior planning manager at City of Toronto, spoke about “missing middle” at Nov. 18, 2020 Long Branch Neighbourhood Association AGM