Tag Archives: social systems

The Old Folks at Home?

Sitting on the Porch in Rocking Chairs The Carol Burnett Show used to feature a skit of a couple of seniors discussing their lives. The payoff was almost always the same: he’d make a gentle pass at her and she … Continue reading

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Passing of a Legendary Photographer

  Glenn Capers (1950 – 2017) I heard yesterday that Glenn had died on Monday of this week, in Colorado Springs. He was 67. I had the honour of erecting his birth chart, with his permission. Here it is:   … Continue reading

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Relativity

  Time races away All traces that stay Of Youth and Truth; Climb replaces a pace That has no place For quests or rests; Rhyme without a base Becomes a race Of fools for jewels.   Pain kills all thoughts … Continue reading

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Modern Servitude

A Slave by Any Other Name…   I usually don’t write about social issues, at least. not directly. But a recent line of thinking has made me ponder: plus ça change, plus c’est la même chose. Most people coming to … Continue reading

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You I See, and Me

  In 1978, I moved my ‘new’ family to British Columbia, At the same time, I transferred my Unemployment Insurance claim from Ontario to BC. It took the longest time to get it sorted out. We had to live with … Continue reading

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De Mock Race, He!

  I must have been a precocious teenager. I wrote a lot of poetry, most of which was about relationships (mostly failed ones) and a few poems about social issues. The following poem strikes me now as being especially precious: … Continue reading

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Gossip

Some many times, and especially since the coming of social networks on the internet, people have discussed others without considering how that would affect them. Usually the intent is innocent, but the results can be harmful, as we have witnessed … Continue reading

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