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“We have met the enemy … and he is us” (Cowboys & Aliens, 2011; The War of the Worlds, 1938)

For a course, which I much enjoyed, in film and sound editing that I’ve recently completed at Ryerson University, I’ve submitted a final assigned paragraph – which I’ve broken into shorter paragraphs for posting to this website – concerning the editing of a scene from a movie that I’ve chosen for analysis. Altogether, we were […]


The Lakeview Waterfront Connection Project will connect the eastern pier of the Ontario Power Generation property with new parklands

In a previous post, I described content from the first half of the July 2013 supplementary newsletter of the Lakeview Waterfront Connection Environmental Assessment project. The newsletter is laid out in a two-column format, which enhances readability. You can view the newsletter here. I had picked up a copy of the newsletter at an August […]


From William Morris: Building conservation and the Arts and Crafts cult of authenticity 1877-1939 (2005)

From William Morris (2005), which addresses the history of heritage preservation in the United Kingdom – and elsewhere as in New England and Cyprus – is fourteenth in a series of occasional volumes dedicated to studies in British art. This study is of interest in the context of the history of British imperialism and world military history. […]


Beware of energy scammers going door to door

Updates Please Note: Additional updates are at: Scams and scamming updates and related topics An April 12, 2013 article in The Toronto Star begins with the following headline: “Ontario cracks down on door-to-door water heater sales.” The subhead reads: “Province to introduce legislation to increase cool-off period for consumers who are approached by aggressive sales […]


Macfie’s overview (2002) of orientalism highlights the forces of individualism

In Orientalism (2002), Alexander Lyon Macfie analyzes the ongoing debate regarding orientalism. This blog post will highlight Macfie’s definition of and his concluding comments regarding orientalism. His comments in the book’s concluding chapter highlight the role of individualism, a topic that appears to be of relevance in relation to the emergence of postmodernity and postmodernism. Definitions […]