My column this week has to do with 2 main concerns I have with the 2012 Doors Open event in Aurora. You can read it here: V12N33P04.pdf Download this file This matter was also the subject of a delegation I made to the Heritage Advisory Committee on June 11th, minutes of that meeting are available here: http://www.town.aurora.on.ca/app/wa/mediaEntry?mediaEntryId=60185 […]Read more "100 Watts : Doors Open, Minds Closed"
The reasoning behind the Harper government’s move to fire most of the digitization staff, and shrink the Library & Archives Canada is incredibly suspect. This was the subject of my column this week, which you can read here: V13N31P04.pdf Download this file The impact at the local library level has been immediate. Library board chairwoman and […]Read more "100 Watts : Austerity Obliterates History"
The above photo was one I snapped at this year’s Arctic Adventure. Q : Do you see what is wrong with it? A : The truck isn’t white. Or at least that’s what a bunch of ass-hats from past council thought as they decided to exert conformity across the town’s fleet of vehicles, deciding on white. I wrote about […]Read more "100 Watts : “We Take Pride Out Of Our Parks”"
My column this week had to do with the connections between free speech to language and literature as brought forward by the late Northrop Frye. You can read it here: V12N27P04.pdf Download this file I recently re-read Frye’s book “The Educated Imagination” which is a collection of 6 lectures Frye did as part of the […]Read more "100 Watts : The Social Imagination"
The picture above is from one of no doubt several “Run for the Earth” charity walks/jogs/runs/marathons and it illustrates nicely how ironic the action is when one considers the cause. This monumental act of stupidity ties in nicely with the theme of my column that ran in The Auroran April 30th. You can read it here: V14N25P04.pdf […]Read more "100 Watts : huh? oh yeah I’ll pick that up later I’m busy saving the Earth now"
Clr. Gallo stated at last week’s council meeting that Aurora’s Arts & Culture scene had been murdered in cold blood as though he was acting out a scene from one of the popular C.S.I. series. The only thing missing in his presentation were a pair of sunglasses he could lower David Caruso style. This was the subject […]Read more "100 Watts : Death comes to town"
My column this week had to do with trees, those that hug them and conversely those that must hate them. You can read it here: V13N19P04.pdf Download this file William Blake, poet and author of the Poison Tree recognized that not all trees are equal. He said it this way: “A fool sees not the […]Read more "100 Watts : If a tree falls in Aurora who makes a sound?"