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Women’s roles in Special Operations during the Second World War

Some years ago I became interested in the history of police services in the Village of Long Branch. Long-time residents that I’ve interviewed have filled me in on this topic. I enjoy hearing and sharing stories about long-ago police officers who lived and worked in our local neighbourhoods – including one who had a blacksmith shop on […]


David Hulchanski’s “Three Cities Within Toronto” map closely matches the Oct. 27, 2014 ward by ward mayoral election results

David Hulchanski’s “Three Cities” map can be accessed here. An Oct. 27, 2014 CBC article that features a ward by ward map of the Oct. 27, 2014 mayoral electoral results can be accessed here. Updates, including Oct. 29, 2014 article by David Hulchanski An Oct. 29, 2014 Spacing article by David Hulchanski is entitled: “Toronto’s […]


1) What? 2) So what? and 3) Now what? – Absolute Value (2014)

The three questions are from Jim Levine, the agent who works with Itamar Simonson and Emanuel Rosen, authors of Absolute Value (2014). According to Levine, a good business book should answer the three above-noted questions. With regard to their 2014 study, Simonson and Rosen share the following answers. What? Consumer decision making has shifted. Consumers […]


Modern empire was not an aberrant supplement to the history of modernity but rather its constituent part (Partha Chatterjee, 2012)

“Modern empire was not an aberrant supplement to the history of modernity but rather its constituent part.” These words are from the preface of The Black Hole of Empire: History of a Global Practice of Power (2012) by Partha Chatterjee. What conceptual framework drove the British to establish themselves in Long Branch? The above-noted book […]


The Technique of Film Editing (1968) is a classic text for film students

The following text is based upon a previous post entitled Drug Wars (2013) updates. It focuses and enlarges upon themes related to editing, contextualization, and management of attention and emotional response in accordance with principles of instrumental reason in a machine in the garden era. Film history We are dealing with history, and its conceptualization. Heritage […]