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Autumn Update -- and Recent Reads

I’ve fallen off the track again in terms of blogging, but happily not in terms of reading. After suffering through the universal slump that seemed to affect all of blogdom in September, I picked up some fast-paced non-fiction and pushed my way through. 743 more words

Cedar Station

NACO In The U.K.: Tour a musical return visit for Abigail Richardson, Canadian composer born in Britain

When the National Arts Centre Orchestra travels to the United Kingdom next week, it will be bringing music composed by a young Canadian who left Britain 30 years ago with her parents. 1,124 more words


“When you see someone putting on his Big Boots, you can be pretty sure that an Adventure is going to happen.”

On this day in 1926 Winnie-the-Pooh by A.A. Milne was published in England.

As I have mentioned before, our pater was a big fan of Winnie-the-Pooh, and, therefore, so were we. 73 more words

Corporeal Punishment of Children: The First Lesson in Violence

Perhaps no one since Mark Twain has been so effective in the intimate one-man show style as Bill Cosby. He sits alone on a bare stage and talks, gesticulating with an unlit cigar, occasionally walking about to exchange comments, or humorous insults, with his audience, while hitching up his baggy, sagging sweat pants. 1,118 more words

Philosophical Essays

And I quote “I’m in F*cking Harry Potter world”

Firstly to ease the confusion of many, I have moved to London but have been staying with a family friend up in Cambridge for the last two weeks while I apply for jobs, flats etc with the odd day trip into London for interviews and the like. 520 more words