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Walking Home (2011) by Ken Greenberg speaks of a one-sentence lesson

I recently came across an index card written some time back, featuring a quote (p. 64) from Walking Home: The Life and Lessons of a City Builder (2011) I’ve written previously about this book, by Ken Greenberg, which I found of much interest. A previous post, in which I refer to Walking Home (2011), is […]

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The Russian propaganda guide to stealing your roommate’s burrito – June 7, 2018 Global Comment article

I follow Toomas Hendrik Ilves @IlvesToomas, who was the President of the Estonian Republic from 2006 to 2016, on Twitter. In a recent tweet, Toomas Hendrik Ilves referred to the following article, which I am pleased to share with you. The Russian propaganda guide to stealing your roommate’s burrito The June 7, 2918 Global Comment […]

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Extreme Cities (2017) is one of four books about cities reviewed in April 18, 2018 New York Times article

An April 18, 2018 New York Times article is entitled: “Four Books Explore Various Aspects of Cities Past and Present.” Among the books is Extreme Cities: The Peril and Promise of Urban Life in the Age of Climate Change (2017), which I have referred to at a previous post entitled: I became interested in The […]

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Trump / Russia: A Definitive History (2018): An apt companion piece to Mr. Putin: Operative in the Kremlin (2015)

Trump / Russia: A Definitive History (2018): An apt companion piece to Mr. Putin: Operative in the Kremlin (2015) Updates A July 13, 2018 Atlantic article is entitled: “The Russians Who Hacked the 2016 Election: Robert Mueller’s latest indictment reaches back to the origin story for the investigation into interference.” A Dec. 8, 2018 Guardian […]

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Developers learning heritage buildings can be money-makers – July 25, 2017 Toronto Star

A July 25, 2017 Toronto Star article is entitled: “Developers learning heritage buildings can be money-makers: Hume: The Great Hall at Queen and Dovercourt was a mess until someone recognized its architectural, cultural, social and economic value.” I learned of the article from a tweet by Ken Greenberg @KGreenbergTO Previous posts, at the Preserved Stories […]

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A retrospective look by Bert Eccles (MCHS 1968) at what was going on outside the walls of Morison School during the seven years he was there

I am very pleased that at a previous post about Morison School in Montreal, which I attended in the 1950s, we now have forty comments. I am pleased about the forty comments because I see such tremendous value in the sharing of a wide range of viewpoints and reminiscences at the Preserved Stories website. In […]

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Input from Jaan Pill of Preserved Stories regarding Feb. 7, 2017 Long Branch Guidelines Draft

As a rule, I make it a practice to avoid posting my own input with regard to ongoing public consultations such as the Long Branch Guidelines Draft. Instead, I just send in my comments and then I forget about it. My reasoning is that my own views are neither here nor there, in the wider […]

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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 […]