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Totalitarian Art (1990, 2011): Igor Golomstock argues that state-controlled art in Fascist Italy, Nazi Germany, and Soviet Russia shared identical features

Initially, I was not all that impressed with Totalitarian Art (1990, 2011) but after reading a couple of online reviews of the book, and an online obituary for the book’s author Igor Golomstock, I am more impressed – impressed enough, that is, that I have made a point of reading the book from start two […]


David Juliusson comments on demolition of the house, built in 1927, where Marie Curtis lived when she served as Reeve of the Village of Long Branch

The purpose of the current post is to bring attention to the demolition, in June 2018, of the former house of Marie Curtis, who many years ago served as a celebrated, highly regarded elected official at the Village of Long Branch. That is to say, David Juliusson of Long Branch has added a comment at […]


In Situ event at Small Arms Inspection Building takes place on Nov. 8, 9, & 10, 2018. Buy your tickets now!

Click here for previous posts about the Small Arms Inspection Building > I have been following the Small Arms story for many years. The story – featuring a successful, community-driven project to preserve and repurpose a Second World War heritage building – is highlighted at a recent post entitled: Enthusiasm for local history is not […]


Draft No. 2 of speaking notes: Sept. 1, 2018 Tallinn talk

Draft No. 2 goes like this: I am very pleased to be speaking with you today. The title of my talk is: “Everybody’s story matters.” I chose the title because, in my view, each of our stories is equally important. In the first 20 minutes of my talk today, I will share my own story. After that, I will […]


‘Of course, bold socialists intent on destroying rather than reforming capitalism have brought about some rather unpleasant historical outcomes’ – Aug. 2, 2018 Atlantic Monthly article

An Aug. 2, 2018 Atlantic Monthly article is entitled: “The Hunger for a Bold Socialism: The political preferences of two college professors, writing in a prominent leftist journal, are informed by the belief that ‘making people’s lives materially better isn’t enough.’” An excerpt from the article reads: “Of course, bold socialists intent on destroying rather […]


Jonathan Shay speaks of moral injury in Achilles in Vietnam: Combat Trauma and the Undoing of Character (1994)

A previous post is entitled: We Were Soldiers (2002) is a movie based on We Were Soldiers Once …. and Young: Ia Drang: the Battle that Changed the War in Vietnam (1992) At the end of the above-noted post, I’ve mentioned other books that I’ve been reading, in addition to “We Were Soldiers Once …. […]


Great question from Shirley (Taitelbaum) Gravenor: Who was Marcel Laurin, and when was the Laurentian Blvd. changed to Marcel Laurin Blvd.?

A great question recently has come our way: Who was Marcel Laurin, and when was Laurentian Blvd. changed to Marcel Laurin? The question is from Shirley (Taitelbaum) Gravenor (MCHS 1976), a key player in the organizing of a July 4, 2018 MCHS 1976 mini-reunion in Montreal: Planning is underway for an MCHS 1976 mini-reunion at […]


Comments from Arleen Chenoll and Cheryl Nicholls. As well, Duncan Campbell of Long Branch remembers Graeme Decarie from high school days in Montreal.

We’ve had some very fine comments recently added to a previous post entitled: Many changes have occurred in Cartierville where Malcolm Campbell High School was located from 1960s to late 1980s In order to bring attention to some of them, I’m pleased to share the following recent comments, from the above-noted post. Please note that […]


New exhibit at Toronto Archives celebrates life in the suburbs: Etobicoke Guardian, Sept. 26, 2017

A Sept. 26, 2017 Etobicoke Guardian article is entitled: “New exhibit at Toronto Archives celebrates life in the suburbs: ‘Wide Open World’ photo exhibition runs through August 2018.” The article reads: A new photo exhibit illustrating life in Toronto’s postwar suburbs is now open to the public. The Toronto Archives’ Wide Open World: A Celebration […]


We owe thanks to Robert Lansdale for colour correction of this image from 1958 Long Branch Hotel fire

A previous post is entitled: John Stewart of Wiarton has shared some photos of the fire that destroyed the Long Branch Hotel in 1958 At that post, I have replaced a previous, blue-tinged scan from a slide with a colour-corrected version. We owe thanks to Robert Lansdale for the Photoshop work. I’m devoting a separate […]