Category Archives: Big news story

Great at murder

Great at murder at Sandy Hook elementary in Newtown, Connecticut. What killed that day was a rifle and the people who profit by promoting its sales, its maintenance and its supply of ammunition. The solution isn’t armed guards with assault … Continue reading

Posted in Art, Big news story, Life in general, Personal development, Social media, technology, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Situation Room: What a photo says (The Vancouver Sun, 07 May 2011, Page B7)

Situation Room: What a photo says By Jason Horowitz The Vancouver Sun 07 May 2011 WASHINGTON — Official White House photographer Pete Souza has taken countless photos of U. S. President Barack Obama signing documents or shooting hoops or greeting … Continue reading

Posted in Art, Big news story, Life in general, News | Leave a comment

Black Swan… a review

Darren Arronofsky, the director of The Wrestler, takes us once again to the dark side of culture. In The Wrestler, he explored the underbelly of low-brow culture, confirming preconceptions about the cheap theatrics of professional wrestling while deliveringinsight into the … Continue reading

Posted in Art, Big news story, Life in general, Movies, News | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Ahoy, earthling!

This morning’s paper has an item on Voyager, launched in 1977. In the first Star Trek movie, Voyager — called V’Ger — has moved so far from earth that it is adopted by a race of machines in a remote … Continue reading

Posted in Big news story, Life in general, News, Personal development, Travel | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Strength training helps cognition…

Seniors’ strength training helps cognition, Vancouver study finds BY PAMELA FAYERMAN The Vancouver Sun 15 Dec 2010 A new study by Vancouverarea health professionals suggests that seniors who take part in strength-building exercise regimes can reap cognitive and other health … Continue reading

Posted in Big news story, Life in general, News, Personal development | Leave a comment

Doonesbury at 40: the importance of impertinence …

Doonesbury With the simple art of the three and four-panel daily comic strip, Gary  Trudeau  has poked fun at four decades of presidents, political despots, political commentators and social mores. The strip is a breath of intelligence on a page … Continue reading

Posted in Art, Big news story, Life in general, News, Social media | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Afghan women face health risks wearing burkas …

Afghan women face health risks by wearing burkas, activist says BY TIFFANY CRAWFORD ticrawford@ vancouversun. com The Vancouver Sun 20 Nov 2010 Burkas are causing health problems for women in Afghanistan because their bodies are not absorbing enough vitamin D … Continue reading

Posted in Big news story, Life in general, News, Personal development, Social media, Travel | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Man shoots his TV after Bristol Palin’s dance …

Man shoots his TV after Bristol Palin’s dance win The Vancouver Sun 18 Nov 2010 WASHINGTON — A rural Wisconsin man this week joined a minority of viewers who opposed Sarah Palin’s daughter Bristol’s advance to the finals of a … Continue reading

Posted in Big news story, Life in general, News, Social media, Sports | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Carnival autocrats did their jobs and blew it …

It was the least they could do … The blame for that stranded cruise ship, The Carnival Splendor, lies squarely at the feet of the company, Carnival Cruises. We’re all on the outside looking in, so the optics of this fiasco … Continue reading

Posted in Big news story, Life in general, News, Personal development, Travel | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Remembrance day poppies and the future of war …

We earthlings are a lazy species. Earthlings wage wars for ephemeral abstractions. Rarely is war waged in true self defense. Earthlings lay waste to their planet. To march off to war, earthlings steel their courage with economic, political or religious … Continue reading

Posted in Big news story, British Columbia, Life in general, News, Personal development | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment