Category Archives: Rules of Writering

The Culture of Co-Opting

Culture is what The People Share Art Products, once out there, makes copyright meaningless and, in any case, it benefits the distributors rather than creators. Elvis Presley gets all the blame and none of the credit that he merits. He … Continue reading

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That Boys Being Boys Club

Ethnicity and even Sexuality is partly excusable, when Hetero or White Enough The Globe and Mail Don Meredith should have quit a long time ago: There are thousands of remarkable black Canadians – women and men – who would excel … Continue reading

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Books in Context: Frankenstein

The Doctor was a monster, because he was all work to create from death what he could have by living and having offspring People feared the lumbering Creation, lacking a name, trying to make connections. on the level of reading … Continue reading

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Violence: Visceral vs Video Games

Contrary to popular perception, a new study by Boston University professor Christopher Salas- Wright finds that youth violence is declining–and at noteworthy rates.The research is in American Journal of Public Health. (full access paywall) Youth Violence on Decline neurosciencenews.com   … Continue reading

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X-Files and Physical Formats, eh

I watched the X-Files when it aired on tv, until it became unbearable to watch, after the move to LA California USA from Vancouver British Columbia Canada. I watched the pilot of Millennium one of the spin off series. I … Continue reading

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weaponized humour

Don Rickles Dead: Legendary Comic Was 90 | Hollywood Reporter http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/don-rickles-dead-legendary-comic-was-90-720153 3 days ago – Don Rickles, Legendary Comic With a Gift for the Insult, Dies at 90 … and colors and everyone from poor slobs to Frank Sinatra, has … Continue reading

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Something about Handbaskets

The Globe and Mail New series The Story of Us is not the story of Canada: From ignoring francophones to breezing over First Nations, the show illuminates how impossible it is to impose a single storyline of our country’s rich … Continue reading

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