Time & Timelessness

Thoughts central to Shakespeare’s sonnets are beauty, procreation, nature and time. Personal beauty overcomes the ravages of time by procreation, “Die single and thy image dies with thee.”(sonnet 3) “For never-resting time leads summer on/To hideous winter and confounds him there;”(Sonnet 5) In the twentieth century T.S. Elliot sees time as a static mental construct, … More Time & Timelessness

The Social System

In Canada, Ontario, I Believe the word “systematic” has begun appearing in captions of our local weather and sports television channel. The word has come up in complaints about the public school system. The expression “middle class” has been a surprise new entry into Canada’s political rhetoric with politicians of all persuasions wanting to advance … More The Social System

Toronto’s Population

WATCH: Torontonians protest Trump’s travel ban at U.S. consulate I regularly use public transit in the Greater Toronto area. Many of my fellow travelers, the majority perhaps, are those media call visible minorities. There are cameras watching  subway riders which I think should be played for Toronto’s public to see whether or not the faces … More Toronto’s Population

Haves=Educated Women, Have Nots=Blue Collar Men

Educated women pose big problem for Donald Trump in key suburbs Philadelphia’s suburbs have far more voters than blue-collar communities, and women there appear to loathe the Republican nominee. By Daniel DaleWashington Bureau Sun., Sept. 4, 2016 Things are getting confusing. I used to think only the wealthy, the haves,were the loathed Republicans, and that … More Haves=Educated Women, Have Nots=Blue Collar Men

Mind Shaping Media Topics

Media topics become public issues especially as characterizations of people and predictions about political outcomes. These media hammered topics about race, colour, gender, education and sometimes religious affiliation are repeated as though they are what truly concerns its readers and video viewers, sometimes provoking “social media”  reactions to its hammering these topics as though they … More Mind Shaping Media Topics

Sacrifice

Sacrifices and Trades Reviewing a TVO Big Ideas dicussion on Sunday some years ago, I was puzzled by a reference to the idea of sacrifice. I recall that the speaker had drawn attention to the fact that the meaning of sacrifice had become rather obscure to modern man. In order to clarify the significance of … More Sacrifice