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Archive for September, 2015

Memorable Quotes: Tales of Screenwriters – Part Twenty

The Rules – the new reality:

(a) “A corporate style of conducting business has been imposed upon the movie industry, which used to leave room for the disruptions of talent. It is stunning to see how cleverly everything has been assigned a number value, and any idea
is immediately dissected into numbers representing the stars, the subject matter, the possible disposition of it in various media, countries, ancillaries…it totally neglects whether it’s going to be done well or not.” (more…)

TOP 10 Labour Day Activities

The range of what people might be doing on Labour Day varies considerably

  • Dust off the gym card and join the legions of sporadic exercisers
  • Rest up and psych up for pending labour intensive schoolwork assistance with children
  • Discover new couch potato positions for watching sports (more…)

Clichés Upgraded – Part XL

It’s the transitional Labour Day weekend, so here’s celebrating with more enriched clichés (with the originals in italics):

  • For a problem lasting as long as the seven year itch you have to cope with trying lots of medication
  • Shoot the breeze if you’re such a hot-to-trot firearms expert
  • Shoot yourself in the foot of the impressive gorge for a picturesque backdrop (more…)

Whose Educational Money Is It Anyway?

In today’s Ottawa Citizen, a page two article describes the travails of an RESP planholder attempting to redeem monies for her son’s post-secondary schooling.  The coverage of such cost, of course, is the raison d’etre for the program.  The financial institution which set up the RESP made an already time-vulnerable process for obtaining monies for the student one of exasperation for her and her son.

It shouldn’t have been this way if the representatives of the institution followed the likely protocol. (more…)

Memorable Quotes # 30

On Choices & Change:

It is our philosophical set of the sail that determines the course of our lives.  To change our current direction, we have to change our philosophy, not our circumstances.

We generally change ourselves for one of two reasons: inspiration or desperation. (more…)