“Richard considers the Fire Media Machine a “rolling piece of art” and a “photographic platform” where the fire is the primary source of illumination”
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“It’s all well and good to be artistic and out there and all the rest of it but at the end of the day, people want to read about things they already know about”
“Regarding the view the Majors should have ignored any racial slurs directed at them and remained on the field, ever notice it’s always white folks who say it’s best to ignore such nonsense?”
“Great wealth is a great weight. It must be carried every hour of every day, and dreamed about while sleeping” Continue Reading
Dear Uncle Bruce – I was stunned to read about the deal worked out between McDonald’s Corp and Ontario Colleges whereby junior managers with extensive training and experience at the fast food chain would be slotted directly into the second year of the “general business program” at Fanshawe or any other of Ontario’s 23 community colleges. Warren ‘Smokey’ Thomas, head of the Ontario Public Services Employees Union (OPSEU) representing college faculty, denounced this slimy agreement which he said would ‘cheapen’ degrees in the eyes of potential employers. He then went on to ask, “Do we really want our future business leaders taking Ethics 101 from the Hamburglar? The next generation deserves better than the McJobs and McDegrees this misguided scheme offers.” Can we count on your support in pushing back against private business muscling its way into the field of education? – Sincerely, Let Teachers, Not Corporations, Teach
CURNOES ON CURNOE
[Re: GREG CURNOE: Taking a Stand in London, Yodeller Feature, Aug. 11, Herman Goodden] This is a fine article, especially your kind remarks about my book. I do not especially like my writing style described as banal when I was simply trying for plain and unadorned. However, your comments and Sheila’s are appreciated since my book is usually left off Greg bibliographies and articles. [Publisher] WIn Schell would certainly have been pleased as well. (Hey, that rhymes) Concerning religion, you could say that while Greg was not interested in religion he was certainly a highly spiritual person. I make this distinction for myself also. Looking forward to reading the whole book. – Regards, Lynda Curnoe
I realize it isn’t everybody’s ticket to dreamland. Indeed, I can think of many for whom it would constitute unmitigated boredom and misery. But if you’ve got some sort of semblance of faith or an interest in early Canadian history or an aesthetic love for religious architecture and art (or, as we have, a galloping case of all three) then a five day pilgrimage to the Catholic shrines of Quebec can make for a wonderfully stimulating holiday.
“Once I was locked into the clammy plastic seat and the train began its routine, I quickly realized just how gravely I had erred”
I’ve long wanted to write a Father’s Day column focussing not on what magnificent, homage-worthy creatures dads are – though indeed many are and my own not the least among them – but on the salutary effect that creating and helping to raise a crop of kids has on a chap.