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“Whenever I have a spare moment,” notes Graeme Decarie, “I write a bit about my life for my children.”

In an email on Dec. 18, 2015, Graeme Decarie wrote: Whenever I have a spare moment, I write a bit about my life for my children. Last night, I started one that is really about failure in school – and why and how I failed. It’s something that has a lot to do with social […]

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Bloor Street Culture Corridor – October 2015

Please note I’ve lost track of how to copy and paste text messages with embedded links to WordPress. For that reason, I don’t have formatting (bold; plus active links) for this post, which I’ve copied from a formatted email message, and I don’t have time to format the page manually, at this point. Anyway, the […]

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Back stories related to Volkswagen emissions scandal

Updates An Oct. 15, 2015 CBC article is entitled: “Volkswagen ordered to recall 2.4 million vehicles in Germany with emissions-evading software.” An Oct. 13, 2015 Globe and Mail article is entitled: “After VW: Ethical business and the question of honesty.” An online journal article, of relevance with regard to the concept of ethical business, is […]

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A great community of wealthy nations has slowly undermined the relatively stable climate that has insulated human civilizations

I’ve mentioned in a previous post that I enjoy a recent book that I came across about the history of Japan: Japan: A Concise History (2015) critiques narratives related to humanity’s impact upon the environment  I’ve devoted the current post to the book, as a way to bring added attention to it. The book’s concluding […]

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The Housing Bomb (2013)

When I first came across The Housing Bomb: Why Our Addiction to Houses Is Destroying the Environment and Threatening Our Society (2013), I thought the title may be a marketing ploy to attract readers. My assumption was not valid, as I learned when I began to read the book. The concept of the housing bomb […]