There are many popular phrases which have a built-in double entendre; this can stem from the individual words, or from the expression itself, open to tangential, perhaps oxymoron, interpretations; when these are applied to stripped down storytelling (ideally with clothes still on), the imagination can be pushed onto a different path…
Warning: If it looks like a new beginning, chances are the old beginning needed to have an upgrade. (more…)
At our Toastmasters meeting yesterday, as chair my selected theme was ‘A Fork in the Road’.
Certainly the expression has a highly conceptual value, both literally, and widely as figurative, symbolic representation.
The primary reason I picked this as theme had to do with recognizing that a portion of the meeting would be devoted to an annual rite of a Toastmasters club, (more…)
It’s interesting how the length of a TV series season has evolved over the last 50 years. Into the 1960s, there were some with seasons of more than twenty-six episodes: Perry Mason, The Wild Wild West, and Lost in Space are three examples (all on CBS). Nowadays, depending on the network, a season usually varies between ten and twenty-two episodes, although certain shows at times have had more (Frasier being an example). But I digress… (more…)
As we in Canada prepare for the first official holiday (attributable still, for some reason, to Queen Victoria) of the warmer weather cycle, many will be looking for relaxing ways to enjoy the time.
A list of topics, from an ad in Psychology Today concerning practicing meditation, could make an interesting adaptation to this first outdoors friendly, long weekend of the year… (more…)
While admiring the numerous, colourful flower beds today at Ottawa’s annual tulip festival, I was reminded that a sea of beauty may make a stirring show, but result in a crowded and competitive marketplace. On the other hand, a few in a more select location may not draw as big a crowd, but any attention drawn is their opportunity to stand out, to impress in their own light.
In the current newsstand edition of Psychology Today we are taken back to the theme of how valid are our memories.
Two main categories of investigative commentary emerge:
- Recalling vivid episodes from the past, the further back the more effective, can provide benefits to our lives now
- Sensory based recollections have the best chance of being accurate, given the challenge in general of being true