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Archive for September, 2014

Clichés Upgraded

Clichés by definition are worn out phrases, but often endure in recollection because of their metaphysical or metaphorical imagery. Therefore, many of them can breathe new life by expanding the messages with updated applications. (more…)

Mystery of the Curtain Rods

On the first day after his divorce, he sadly packed his belongings into boxes, crates and suitcases.

On the second day, he had the movers come and collect his things. (more…)

Memorable Quote # 11

Xanadu – To stand within the Pleasure Dome

Decreed by Kubla Khan

To taste anew the fruits of life

The last immortal man

To find the sacred river Alph (more…)

Laid Back Therapy

There is a program still running on some PBS TV stations in the U.S., despite having no new shows since about twenty years ago, given the untimely passing away of its host. (more…)

The Art of Collecting – Part 2

Collecting can start overtly or by serendipity, but in either case the lifestyle impact can vary between a periodic pursuit of additions to a long-term fixation on scooping as much as one can find or afford. (more…)

Referendum Recall

With the dust settling on the Scottish independence referendum, and with ‘NO’ to independence for Scotland prevailing, the buildup and vote to stay certainly brings back memories of our last experience in Canada.  Next year will bring the latter’s 20th anniversary. (more…)

Two True Kinds of People

We’re told that we’re all brothers (or by extension, sisters) under the skin.  Differences of skin colour, physique, language, etc. are ultimately superficial to the truly unifying elements of our species.  This may be physically true compared to other species.

However, there is a characteristic within humans which seriously and undeniably divides us. (more…)

The Art of Collecting – Part 1

When we see the proliferation of media attention and events surrounding the world of collecting, we can be sure its net is being cast deeper and further than in the past. (more…)

Waiting for the Music

IMG-20140912-00102This is a small part of the spread flock of probably at least one hundred Canada (more…)

Remembering 9/11

Do you remember where you were when you heard about the initial event of the tentacled, multi-dimensional saga known as ‘9/11’? (more…)